Staff Report

General Motors recently recognized Rio Vista Chevrolet with the Mark of Excellence Awards for 2020, for Business Elite commercial vehicle sales.

This award is presented to Chevrolet dealers from across the country who achieve outstanding sales performance and customer satisfaction. 

“The commitments that our Chevrolet Commercial dealers have made to deliver world-class customer service have, without a doubt, contributed directly to the overall success and continued growth of General Motors’ fleet business,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet. “The Mark of Excellence Award is recognition for dealers who have gone above and beyond to ensure that fleet customers, large and small, have the product and service they need to keep their vehicles working for them. I truly appreciate and applaud the efforts of these outstanding Business Elite dealers.”

Award-winning dealers met or exceeded criteria in areas such as sales and customer service within their competitive groups, setting a leadership standard for the Chevrolet Dealer network.

“At Rio Vista Chevrolet, our goal is to earn customers for life, and we are so honored to have our efforts recognized,” said Rio Vista owner Sam Sell. “This big award for our little dealership is a testament to the entire team’s dedication to making sure every touch point we have with our Chevrolet customers exceeds their expectations. This is a really substantial achievement — only 10 awards are given across the entire country and we outperformed over 100 dealerships in the Western Region to achieve this level of success.” 

Chevrolet’s current commercial and retail product portfolio is the best in the brand’s history, offering Buellton and many other customers in the Central Coast a wide range of products that include the latest designs, technologies and safety features.