Granite Automotive News

Granite Nissan Salesman Wins Live National Nissan Walkaround Competition in Nashville


RAPID CITY, SD, 10/9/2017 -The Nissan Corporation likes to hold contests to motivate sales consultants around the world. This past quarter Nissan Corp. held a Nissan Titan walkaround challenge. Contestants had to submit a video of them reviewing the Titan as if they were speaking to a customer. 
Granite Nissan Salesman, Zach Gibson was up for the challenge, "I was so determined to represent our dealership nationally. Plus, the potential to win $10,000 is life-changing."
Zach's video qualified him to move onto the live finals in Nashville, Tennessee September 19th-21st where he took first place and the grand prize of $10,000. 
"I want to be known as a dynamic salesman. One who can show the value of American's new biggest pickup truck competitor. The support from my team, and even local competitors has been incredible. I'm honored."
Zach is not alone when it comes to awards from Nissan Corporation for the Granite Nissan team. In April Salesman Ryan Bone, won the Titan National Sales Crown, for selling the most Titans in a single month. September was another great month for the team as two salesmen, Corey Eixenberger and Dennis Eckenrode were among the top 50 salesmen in the nation for Titan sales.

For more information on Granite Automotive and the all new Nissan Titan or to see Zach's video submission, visit Granite Nissan's Facebook page or

Granite Buick GMC Named General Motors Green Dealer


One of only 146 GM dealerships nationwide recognized for eco-friendly efforts

RAPID CITY, 9/5/2017 - Now the only dealership in the state of South Dakota recognized for their eco-friendly efforts, Granite Buick GMC is showing customers its environmental credentials and was named a 2017 General Motors certified Green Dealer. According to the automaker, Granite Buick GMC has a proven track record in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling, onsite nature habitats and community outreach. 
Granite Buick GMC is one of only 146 dealerships GM has certified since the Green Dealer program launched in 2014. Granite Buick GMC has a number of green practices in place on site, including:

Geothermal heat generated and stored in the earth to make it a clean, renewable resource
LED lighting for 90% more efficiency
Recycled oil from the Service Department is used to build and repair South Dakota highways
Water throughout the facility is filtered and returned to the natural resource supply.
The wet lands on the property were preserved so water fowl and birds would not be relocated 

"We are really excited to provide eco-friendly practices to not only our community but also our state," said Troy Claymore, Managing Partner of Granite Buick GMC.

To apply for certification, dealerships complete a performance assessment that GM's green dealer support team evaluates. The assessment covers 60 eco-friendly business practices across 10 categories. Dealerships must have a high percentage of these practices in place to earn certification. 

"GM has long been committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship, and we're proud that our dealers share this commitment to serve and improve the communities where we work and live," said Kurt McNeil, GM vice president of U.S. Sales Operations.
The Green Dealer program aligns with GM's companywide efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. GM designed the program to encourage dealers to implement green initiatives as part of their operations, create a network for sharing best practices and help other dealers begin or advance their sustainability journey.
For more information on GM's environmental commitment, visit its sustainability report and For more information about Granite Buick GMC, visit

About Granite Buick GMC
Granite Buick GMC in Rapid City, SD treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a Rapid City car dealership we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. 

We are proud to be your GMC and Buick dealership of choice serving the greater Black Hills areas. Located in Rapid City at 2454 East Mall Drive, our dealership is an excellent choice if you are looking for the best new Buick cars and crossovers or GMC trucks and SUVs. We also offer the largest selection of used vehicles in the Tri-State area.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at //

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC's highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at // GMC'S media website with information, images and video can be found at //
Buick is an international modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models in North America and China. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at, on Twitter @buick, on Instagram, on Pinterest or at
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