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2011 Scott M Allen

NIADA Honors the 2011 National Quality Dealer of the Year

Texas’ Scott Allen was named NIADA 2011 Quality Dealer of the Year during televised ceremonies at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) 65th Annual Convention & Expo at Caesars Palace last night. The award is considered the most prestigious member honor sanctioned by the 20,000-member trade association, according to Michael R. Linn, NIADA’s CEO.

Allen is owner of AutoLand in Haltom City, Texas, and is a 20-year veteran of the automotive industry. He was one of 20 people competing for the national recognition after being named as quality dealer by the Texas IADA.
I am proud of the standards our members meet and Scott epitomizes the quality of dealer professionalism that our members strive to reach,” Linn said. “Scott earned the right to be called NIADA’s Quality Dealer of the Year for his efforts both in his dealership and in his community.”
NIADA National Quality Dealer candidates are judged on a variety of factors including contributions to the automotive industry and community involvement. Northwood University provides a panel of judges to help select the annual winner.
Allen began his career by opening a Buy Here-Pay Here (BHPH) dealership on a leased lot in 1991 with his recently retired father, Garry Allen. Two years later, he relocated to a one-acre lot with a single, cinder-block structure and 35 vehicles. In 2001, he began upgrading the site with a new, 2,000-square-foot office building as well as a larger lot. Auto Land has eight employees today and keeps more than 75 vehicles in inventory.
Auto Land is in business to sell and finance affordable, safe automobiles in a cost-effective manner while maintaining an environment of integrity, trust and respect,” Allen said. “It is our hope that our association with our customers will last many years and we will strive daily to improve the quality of services we can provide.”
Allen and wife Jodi have two daughters. He has been a member of the Texas IADA for 17 years, where he is president-elect. He also has served on the TIADA executive committee since 2007. Allen is president of the Fort Worth IADA, a post he’s held for the last five years.
In addition, Allen is a NIADA Certified Master Dealer and has been politically active on both the local level as well as the state level to improve business conditions for independent auto dealers. He also provides an annual endowment at his alma mater of Texas Tech University.