Dealer of the Year


Honda of Slidell Wins DealerRater Louisiana Honda Dealer of the Year Award three years in a row!!

Award recognizes top auto dealers from U.S. and Canada that demonstrate excellent customer service as expressed by consumer reviews written on DealerRater

Honda of Slidell has been awarded DealerRater Dealer of the Year award, which recognizes auto dealerships across the U.S. and Canada that deliver outstanding customer service, based on consumer reviews written on

Pictured is Ken Lobert, Managing Partner at Honda of Slidell (left) and Gary Tucker, Chief Executive Officer (right).      


"Consumers have identified the dealerships that deliver an exceptional experience in the U.S. and Canada and we're proud to recognize this top group of dealers on behalf of consumers." Said Dealerrater CEO Gary Tucker.

The Dealer of the Year awards are based on reviews by new- and used-car shoppers and those who took their vehicles into dealerships for service. Reviewers evaluated Honda of Slidell on its customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing and overall experience.

Honda of Slidell has demonstrated consistently high PowerScore? ratings for customer satisfaction, placing it in the top of its class.  The PowerScore is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership's average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2014 calendar year.

 " At Honda of Slidell we strive to give you the best deal, but we feel it is important to provide a wonderful customer experience at the same time. We want customer satisfaction to be expected by all customers, and know when they walk into Honda of Slidell we aren't just another dealer. We are a family, and a growing family at that." - Ken Lobert Managing Partner at Honda of Slidell

"Having a strong online reputation matters, making the significance of our Dealer of the Year awards crucial to dealers looking to thrive in today's business environment," added Tucker.

DealerRater attracts more than 12 million consumers every year who read more than 1.7 million dealer reviews.

About DealerRater

DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the world's No. 1 online resource for anyone seeking trusted, third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features nearly 41,000 U.S. and Canadian car dealers, more than 1.7 million consumer reviews and a million-plus cars listed for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 12 million consumers every year to the site to search for car dealerships, read reviews, write their own descriptive reviews and find car deals - all for free.

DealerRater offers qualified car dealers a Certified Dealer Program as a reputation-building management tool to help them grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the Web. Its national network of more than 5,400 dealers are members of the award-winning DealerRater Certified Dealer Program. DealerRater is proud to have earned the No. 137 position on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. DealerRater is well poised to continue its global expansion, accelerate product innovation and evaluate strategic acquisition opportunities with a recent equity investment from Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on growth companies. DealerRater was also recently awarded a Technology Leadership Award from Dealer Marketing Magazine and another "Top Rated" Reputation Management award in the fifth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards. For more information, visit or call 800-266-9455.

About Dealership

Honda of Slidell is your go-to Honda Dealership in South Louisiana. We proudly serve the Gulfport, MS area too. Our lot has the latest Honda models, like the Civic, Accord, Pilot, CR-V, Odyssey and Ridgeline! After you find the perfect new car, truck or SUV, visit our Service and Parts Department to customize your new Honda with fun, genuine Honda accessories. Your Honda will be the envy of neighborhood in Slidell and Mandeville. We also have a huge variety of Honda and many other make and models of pre-owned vehicles at amazing low, low prices! Our friendly sales staff is looking forward to helping you find the perfect vehicle match and introduce you to our finance department to secure a low-rate loan, lease option or used car loan. At the end of the day, we're happy to see our customers in Albany and Mandeville drive home in their new or used car, truck, SUV or minivan from Honda of Slidell.

We look forward to serving you and all customers from the Gulfport, MS area, at Honda of Slidell, located at 510 East Howze Beach Road in Slidell, LA. If you have any questions or want to schedule a test drive, call us at (888) 296-2638.

About Mr. Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw founded the family owned and operated Mike Shaw Automotive in the mid-1990s when he purchased a Chevrolet/Buick/Saab dealership in Denver. Currently comprised of six dealerships in three states, Mike Shaw Automotive employs over 500 employees including two Shaw generations.

Mr. Shaw was raised in South Texas and is a 1964 graduate of Weslaco High School in Weslaco, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley. As a distinguished military student and graduate, Mike earned a degree in business management at Texas A&M University. While attending graduate school in 1968, he began working with extended family in the auto industry in Beaumont, Texas and discovered talent, affinity and enthusiasm for the business. Following graduation, Mike was an officer in the United States Army. His service included a year in Vietnam and after completion, Mike returned to Texas to refocus his energy on a career in the automotive industry. Learning the business from the ground up, Mike has experienced every aspect of a car dealership. Over 50 years after entering the dealership world, the passion and drive that have led to Mike Shaw's success are unabated.

Mr. Shaw's dealerships include:
  • Honda of Slidell, Slidell LA
  • Mike Shaw Buick GMC, Colorado Springs CO
  • Mike Shaw Subaru, Thornton CO (north of Denver)
  • Fernandez Honda, San Antonio TX
  • Mike Shaw Toyota, Corpus Christi TX
  • Mike Shaw Kia, Corpus Christi TX

Staunch believers in community support, Mike and Nancy enjoy strong ties to all of the communities in which they live and own businesses. Their generous contributions of time, talent and treasure to valuable and diverse causes have been recognized over the years and will continue into the future.

A dedicated family man, Mike and wife Nancy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019. With three children and three grandchildren, Mike would love to see the next generation carry on the family business!