Ohio Independent Automobile Dealers Association (OIADA) has named Chris Haus of Haus Auto Group in Canfield as the 2018 Ohio Quality Dealer of the Year.

The OIADA accepts nominations from individuals honoring their choice of Independent Automobile Dealers to compete for the honorary title of Quality Dealer of the Year. Although there are many nominated, few are chosen and only one dealer is named the Quality Dealer of the Year for the state of Ohio.

To be nominated for this coveted title is a high honor as there are more than 5,300 licensed dealers in contention throughout Ohio. Nominations are received by the OIADA throughout the year and the separation process begins. Only nominees who have displayed a career of professionalism, financial stability, and support of their community are considered.

Award-Winning Haus Auto Group in Canfield

A selection committee decides which of the finalists are chosen to receive the award. The committee members submit their individual ballots to the OIADA where the votes are tallied and the final selection is decided. The winner was announced on November 4, 2017 at the OIADA Annual Awards Banquet which was held at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio and Chris Haus of Haus Auto Group, LLC in Canfield, OH was honored with the award.

Mr. Haus of Haus Auto Group located in Canfield, OH will represent Ohio and the OIADA at an annual convention conducted by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) in June of 2018 in Orlando Florida where he will compete against all the other state award winners from around the country for the title of National Quality Dealer of the Year.

The OIADA, located at 2040 Brice Road in Reynoldsburg Ohio, was chartered as a nonprofit corporation in 1985 under the acronym of ADAO or the Automobile Dealer Alliance of Ohio. It was renamed in 2004 to the more universal OIADA to conform as an affiliate of the NIADA located in Arlington Texas. The Ohio Quality Dealer of the Year program is an honorary award dedicated to one of the late founders of the OIADA and its first Executive Director, Mr. Jack Denney.

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