Craig’s Auto Service earns highest Community Partner Program rating

Published 11:45 am Friday, October 7, 2016

Craig’s Auto Service, located at 121 Westside Drive, earned a three-star rating in the Winchester/Clark County Chamber of Commerce’s Community Partner Program.

The program establishes a rating system (one to three stars) to recognize local organizations, businesses and industries that go above and beyond in their investment, promotion  and contributions to the community, according to a chamber news release.

Of the 11 businesses that earned ratings in the program, Craig’s received the most points and earned the highest ranking of three stars.

Craig Mayer, the owner of the auto service business, said the award meant a lot to him.

“It means a lot to me especially because in this business customer service is what keeps the customer coming back,” Mayer said. “I like to make sure the customer gets what they pay for.”

Craig’s offers a number of services, including brake repairs, oil changes, engine diagnostics, transmission service and repair, towing and roadside assistance and more.

Mayer said his intentions to give customers a good deal don’t stop outside his garage.

“My wife will actually call customers to see how their experience was and get comments or suggestions on how we can improve,” he said.

In order to take part in the program, businesses must meet several requirements. They must be a member of the chamber of commerce in good standing, display a clean, organized and well-maintained facility, offer health and wellness programs to employees, establish recycling programs to reduce their environmental footprint, have employees who volunteer at local community nonprofit organizations and/or mentoring programs, they must participate in community events, meet a certain percentage of employees who live in Clark County, participate in local training and professional development opportunities and actively seek employees who have the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as well as veterans.

Applications for 2017 community partners are currently being accepted. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, 2 S. Maple St.