For more than 15 years, Billie Nimnicht III has been the dealer/operator at Nimnicht Chevrolet and Nimnicht Buick GMC, in Jacksonville, Florida, the most populous city in both the state of Florida and the southeastern United States. A third-generation car dealer, and fourth generation in the automobile business, it is safe to say the automobile business courses through his veins. Billie began his career at the age of 14 by working summers at the dealership, emptying trash cans and washing cars. After receiving a business degree from the University of Florida, Billie attended the NADA Dealer Candidate Academy. In 2014, he received the prestigious Time Dealer of the Year Award.
In addition to his business success, Billie remains active in the local community, where he is a member of the Jacksonville Quarterback Club and the Gator Bowl committee. The Nimnicht Family of Dealerships sponsors many charity events, including Think Pink, blood drives, a dealership event known as Kutting for Kids, events with money raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and a variety of golf tournament fundraisers.
Billie agreed to share with us a few thoughts about being a car dealer. In the below interview, he talks about how success in auto retail is a team effort and how dedicated employees, just like family members, make the difference, as long as you give them the tools, processes and training to succeed. Read the full interview here.
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