Grand Junction Volkswagen wins state dealer of the year award

Grand Junction Volkswagen has won a state dealer of the year award in recognition of its customer service as confirmed through online reviews.

DealerRater, which operates a dealer review website, bestowed the award. Grand Junction Volkswagen also received a 2017 consumer satisfaction award.

The dealership opened in January 2016.

“It’s quite an honor. I’m very proud of our team for all that we’ve accomplished in our first year of business,” said Jimmy Stelljes, general sales manager at Grand Junction Volkswagen.

“The award is a reflection of what we practice every day,” Stelljes added. “Our customers are our priority, and they always come first.”

To qualify for a Consumer Satisfaction Award, dealers must receive at least 25 reviews in the previous calendar year on the website, an average consumer rating of four out of five calculated quarterly and a minimum of one review per quarter in the previous calendar year. Grand Junction Volkswagen received the highest score in its brand category for Colorado.

As an award winner, Grand Junction Volkswagen will receive recognition on the DealerRater website, identifying the dealer for providing quality service.

“Our philosophy is to always treat our customers the way we would want to be treated. We take that philosophy very seriously,” Stelljes said. “Our customer experience truly sets us apart from the rest. How you treat people throughout their car buying experience and continued service visits is what makes the greatest impact.”

Grand Junction Volkswagen is located at 653 Market St. For more information, call 255-6677 or visit the website located at