“I’m extremely proud of our whole team who worked so diligently in 2016 to earn this award, “ Burritt said. “Chris Battles is one of the very best service technicians in the country and we are extremely fortunate to have him here at Burritt Motors.”
The inscription on the dealership award: “Honors our finest dealers who have committed themselves to unsurpassed performance and customer satisfaction.” According to a GM spokesperson: “These awards represent the highest honors in the industry and communicate to your peers, customers, family and friends that you truly are the ‘Best of the Best.’ “
Battles, a 29-year Burritt employee, is ranked as one of the top 50 GM service technicians in the country. He is also a GM World Class Technician. Service technicians receive World Class status when they successfully complete eight of nine GM Master Technician Certifications in the Mechanical area, along with accompanying Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), certifications.
Burritt Motors’ history dates back to 1955 in Hannibal when Rich’s great grandfather, Elmer O. Burritt, purchased a Chevrolet franchise that he operated until 1963. To expand in a larger market, Rich’s grandfather, Richard, purchased the assets of a Chevrolet dealership that had been located on Oswego’s East Third Street. About a year later, he built the present dealership on Rt. 104, which underwent a $2.5 million expansion and renovation in 2013. Rich follows his father, Chris, who ran the business for the past 38 years. The dealership celebrates its 62nd anniversary this year and can be reached at (315) 343-8948, or www.burrittmotors.com.