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Ken Garff Automotive Group

Founded in 1932 by Ken Garff, the company has expanded to operate 62 stores throughout Utah, Texas, Iowa, Nevada, California, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming, with over 5,000 employees and more than 25 vehicle brands.... Read more


The Ken Garff culture is a differentiator in the automotive industry. It’s a culture runs deep and has been that way since Ken Garff himself established the company in 1932, as said best by his grandson. “When my grandfather, Ken Garff, founded this company, he made sure we give back to our communities by implementing values of honesty, integrity, empathy for others and a strong work ethic,” said John Garff, president of Garff Enterprises. “We don’t do that for recognition or for awards, but to this day and in every dealership across nine states, we carry that tradition forward. It’s part of who we are.”

Based on that foundation, Ken Garff today operates 62 stores throughout Utah, Texas, Iowa, Nevada, California, Arizona, Colorado, and Wyoming, with over 5,000 employees and more than 25 vehicle brands. The slogan “We Hear You” demonstrates Ken Garff Automotive Group’s commitment to giving customers exceptional experiences.
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We recognize we can’t be all things to all people, but we can do key things to advance the employee experience. As we enhance the employee environment, we create lifetime employees, and they in turn create lifetime customers. Enhancing the employee experience is the RIGHT thing to do, and we look forward to how these changes will serve our employees, customers, and communities.... Read more


Our mission is best defined in our values: Treating People RIGHT (Respect, Integrity, Growth, Humility, Teamwork). This is something that lives throughout our culture internally and externally. As a company, we are aligned, unified, and have the same purpose of treating people RIGHT. As we strive to be pillars in our industry and exemplify what it means to treat people RIGHT, this extends to our employees. The employee experience contributes to our company culture, and we work to ensure Ken Garff employees are taken care of and know that their company hears them and addresses their concerns.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

Without an authentic, genuine, true-to-the-core culture of values, what are we? Establishing that level of honest discussion with our employees – and practicing it every day – elevates employee experiences, which lifts customer experiences, which makes them lifelong customers at a level of loyalty that makes the company successful, which feeds back to stability for employees.
Women’s Empowerment Speaker Series; Women Leadership Program, Success in Education Programs, Internal and External training.
With a priority of taking care of our employees, we have implemented:
i.    Increased maternity leave (for birthing parents).
ii.    Introduction of a parental leave program (for non-birthing parents, adoptive parents, or fathers).
iii.    Extended bereavement leave.
iv.    Sooner 401(k) eligibility (From 60 days to 30 days).
v.    Increased 401(k) employee match (50% of the first 4% of the contribution).
vi.    Every employee can earn up to $500 with the Garff Giveback program.
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We understand that every employee wants to be heard, understood, and respected. At Ken Garff, we honor our differences and our similarities, knowing it will help us be successful together. The more we work side by side, resolving issues and improving processes, the more we will learn together that diversity is our greatest strength.


Salt Lake, UT


4,850 US Employees


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