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January 27, 2021

Associate Member Spotlight

Common Metal Roof Problems to Watch For   Nice, clean (and dry!) showrooms help to sell cars. It seems that just about every Auto Dealership has one or more buildings with an exposed fastener metal roof system. It could be the body shop, parts building, repair shop, or showroom and offices. This style of […]
January 27, 2021

Everyone’s Job

By. Ritch Wheeler, Vice President of Training One of the common questions I get from dealer partners is, “Do I need a digital retailing department?”  Every time I hear that question it makes me think of Carl Sewell. I once read an article in which Carl Sewell was asked about a customer service department. […]
January 27, 2021

HADA Today Chairman’s Report

Keep Your Foot on the Gas By. Roger Elswick I would like to begin as your HADA Chairman with a big thanks to Houston area dealers for allowing me this high honor. I pledge, as I did as your South Texas NADA Director, to do the absolute best job I can to represent all […]
January 27, 2021

Houston Auto Market News

Houston Auto Market News is prepared for HADA by InfoNation, Inc. from data and analysis published in its monthly TexAutoFacts Report. This Forth Quarter Report takes a look at 2020 sales in the Houston region based on title transactions recorded by the Texas DMV.
November 16, 2020

Auto Tech Students Adapt to the New Normal

In March 2020 school and education as we know it changed. Classes were blasted into a trajectory that may never return to what they once were. Specifically, automotive technology courses were completely overhauled. From the hands-on skills sector to the classroom lecture some students will not get the full automotive technology experience that their […]
November 16, 2020

Houston Auto Show Postponed but Marketing Power Not Forgotten

More than half of attendees to the Houston Auto Show expressed intent to purchase a new vehicle within six months of attending the event, per five years of private surveys taken by visitors exiting the show. Additionally, those attendees were influenced by brands participating in the Houston Auto Show and 80 percent rated the […]
November 16, 2020

Associate Member Spotlight

Trivium Real Estate Advisors is one of HADA’s newest Associate Members. Help us welcome this Houston company, committed to seeing the region’s economic growth continue from the importance of HADA members. What they do:They serve HADA Members by providing Owners Representative services for large and small Capital Improvement and new ground-up Real Estate Development […]
November 16, 2020

Looking Ahead and Finding the Silverlining

Regardless of who you voted for in this election, I think we all look forward to a time when politics takes up less oxygen in the room. I know we still face some issues, but this too will pass and allow dealers to focus on business operations and opportunities, which are looking up. Though […]
June 9, 2020

Associate Spotlight: ExactMats with Rob Camper

“It Looks Like it’s Baked Right into the Vehicle.” When it comes to our all-new all-black X-Mat floor liner, we hear this often. And not just from our customers, but from the industry. And it all started over a year ago with Houston-area parts guys. As I set out to personally discover how our […]
June 9, 2020

HADA Awards $303,000 in Scholarships

Despite critical times during the Coronavirus pandemic, HADA proudly issued a total of $303,000 in scholarships to 101 deserving college students last month. The scholarship recipients come from all lifestyles and circumstances, but have two things in common: their affiliation with a new car dealership and their yearning to continue their education. “I just […]
June 9, 2020

Chairman [Turns the] Corner

When David Peacock passed the Chairman’s gavel to me at the first of the year expectations were for another strong year. HADA was kicking off 2020 with our best Houston Auto Show ever, January sales were good and optimism abounded. Then came the coronavirus.  In what can only be described as the most challenging […]
December 26, 2019

Chairman’s Corner: Glad Tidings

As I write this last column as your HADA Chairman, I do so with the satisfaction that we have completed another good year in many respects, and I am looking forward to the New Year with optimism. The regional and national economy is promising, the stock market is setting records and the political polarization […]