Rita & Rick Case are widely known as successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists. In 1962, Rick Case established his first auto dealership in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. When the couple moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1985, they opened the first Hyundai and Acura dealership in the United States - both have been the top selling dealer in the America. Then, between 2002 and December 2015, they added eight more in Broward County. For the year of 2015, The Rick Case Automotive Group surpassed a billion dollars in sales.
Today, the husband and wife team along with son, Ryan, and daughter, Raquel, and over 1,000 associates serve their customers in South Florida, Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio. The Rick Case Automotive Group offers a wide variety of automotive brands: Acura, Audi, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Kia, Mazda, FIAT, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Honda Automobiles & Motorcycles, including the World's Largest Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen dealerships located in Broward County. These giant dealerships stand out as you drive along I-75 in West Broward County. The Honda dealership stands six stories high and is 650,000 sq. ft.; Volkswagen is eight stories high and 328,000 sq. ft.; KIA is six stories high and is 268,000 sq. ft. Rick Case Automotive Group's national headquarters are located at 14500 West Sunrise Blvd. in Sunrise, Florida.
The Rick Case Automotive Group has forged an irrefutable reputation as one of the country's leading dealers honored as Automotive News' one and only 2013 National All-Star Dealer for the Privately Held Dealer category out of 17,000 in the United States, is one of the largest auto groups in America. Rick Case Automotive Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. To commemorate this occasion, Rick Case wrote a book, "Our Customers, Our Friends," a history of his 50 years as a car dealer. This book sells for $24.95 but is available free to anyone that visits any Rick Case dealership.
Being recognized for awards and success in business is a consistent benchmark for The Rick Case Automotive Group. To date, they continue to hold three world records for selling the most vehicles in one month as follows: Most Honda Cars sold (1,222); Most Acura's sold (379); Most Honda Motorcycles sold (646). The first month in business, these dealerships became the largest in the nation selling more than any other dealership in the United States for Honda in March 2002; Fiat in June 2009; Volkswagen in December 2013 and Alfa Romeo in May 2014; Maserati in December 2015. All the dealerships are located in West Broward County along I-75 in Davie, Florida.
Within the numerous awards received, The Rick Case Automotive Group received the highly prestigious Honda President's Award Elite in 2017 which recognized their ability to not only sell volume but also to uphold top standards of customer service. They are among only nine other Honda dealers in the nation to carry this title out of 1,049 total dealerships which compete for the award. Rick Case Honda is the only dealer in Florida to ever win this national award. Earning the President's Award Elite is a tremendous accomplishment that Rick Case Honda has been able to achieve for the last three years in a row every year since the award inception.
Rick Case dealerships offer customers at no cost several unique value-added advantages including the only dealerships in the United States that the doubles the manufacturer warranty, offers free car washes anytime and discount gas at their onsite gas station. Additionally, their Rick Case rewards program earns customers rewards points with every purchase that they can use to save hundreds even thousands of dollars on future purchases of vehicles, service, parts and accessories.
Rick Case Automotive Group attributes its growth to not just selling quality vehicles and products, but also to its unwavering commitment to customers. Rick Case personally along with all Rick Case managers, sales and service personnel are available 24 hours a day providing customers with their cell phone numbers.
Rita and Rick Case sit on numerous boards and committees which have helped steer many groups collectively to raise over $100 million in South Florida. These include sitting on the board for 30 years of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, 15 years on the board at Nova Southeastern University and 15 years on the board of the Broward Workshop. In appreciation of their service, Rita & Rick Case are honored to have their name on the Nova Southeastern University Arena, "The Rick Case Arena," the "Rick Case Cafeteria" at the Cleveland Clinic Florida and the "Rita and Rick Case Boys & Girls Club" in Davie, Florida.
While Rita and Rick Case have founded many stellar charity events and established numerous charity contributions they began the process in 1982 with their "Bikes for Kids" program which has provided over 100,000 bikes to needy children during the holidays in South Florida; Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition to delivering unrivaled service and quality automobiles to all Rick Case customers, the Rick Case Automotive Group also contributes to the community on a philanthropic level. They are supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, Nova Southeastern University, Women in Distress of Broward County, Humane Society of Broward County, Museum of Discovery & Science, Holy Cross Hospital, University of Miami Hospital, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Ease and many others.
When South Florida was affected by Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and Hurricane Irma in 2017 Rick Case provided exclusive access to their generator-operated gas station for medical professionals at the Cleveland Clinic Florida and fire and law enforcement officials from several communities in west Broward County.