Episode 193 | Ricart Automotive Group

Summary:

Rick Ricart is the President of ​Ricart Automotive Group in Columbus, Ohio. Ricart Ford was founded in July 1953 by his grandfather, Paul Ricart Sr. It was his grandfather’s philosophy that to lead, you must first work alongside the employees. Rick started out as a lot attendant, and by 2005 had worked in eight different positions with the various brands. In 2011, having touched every aspect of the business, Rick assumed all Sales and Marketing operations at the dealership, experiencing significant and sustainable growth every year thereafter. Rick’s passions are for marketing, innovation and mobility advancements.

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:48) Small Biz Cares
(00:01:24) The SunDown Group
(00:01:49) FMX
(00:02:20) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:14) Introduction to Rick Ricart
(00:03:55) Rick’s background and upbringing
(00:06:30) Ricart Automotive Group in the early days
(00:09:30) How Rick eventually got involved with the family business
(00:14:15) Rick’s most memorable lessons while climbing the ranks at Ricart Automotive Group
(00:15:10) Rick becomes President of Ricart Automotive Group
(00:16:15) What makes Ricart Automotive Group special?
(00:21:45) Studio 301
(00:23:15) How Ricart Automotive Group is responding to the EV craze
(00:26:30) Biggest challenges that Rick and his team are facing today
(00:30:40) Ricart Automotive Group present day & goals for the foreseeable future
(00:33:30) Kyle Snyder
(00:35:30) Will Ricart Automotive Group stay in the family in the future?
(00:37:00) Rick’s advice for Conquering Columbus listeners
(00:38:48) Live Uncomfortably
(00:40:21) Closing remarks
(00:40:54) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:41:18) Small Biz Cares
(00:41:52) The SunDown Group
(00:42:18) FMX
(00:42:48) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Rick Ricart
Ricart Automotive Group
Studio 301
Small Biz Cares
The SunDown Group
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
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