Garber Buick GMC Named General Motors Green Dealer

By Robert Norcross | January 10th, 2019
One of only 272 GM dealerships nationwide recognized for eco-friendly efforts.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Jan. 10, 2019 – PRLog — Garber Buick GMC is showing customers its environmental credentials and was named a 2018 General Motors certified Green Dealer. According to the automaker, Garber Buick GMC in Fort Pierce has a proven track record in areas such as energy reduction, renewable energy use, water conservation efforts, recycling, onsite nature habitats and community outreach.

Garber Buick GMC is one of only 272 dealerships GM has certified since the Green Dealer program launched in 2014. We have a number of green practices in place on site, including:

  • Energy Efficient LED lighting both on the display lot and building interior and exterior with motion detectors.   Energy efficient glass and roofing systems to aid with facility climate control systems.
  • All cardboard and metal waste is recycled through local services.
  • Utilize reclaimed rain water for lawn irrigation.

“The Garber Automotive Group understands the importance of sustainability and how our imprint impacts our customers, employees and community. We have the knowledge and technology to make our planet better for future generations and I’m extremely proud to be part of an organization that supports this initiative,” said Steve Ward, General Manager of Garber Buick GMC in Fort Pierce. He adds, “plus, going green benefits our operational efficiency so it’s a win win.”

To apply for certification, dealerships complete a performance assessment that GM’s green dealer support team evaluates. The assessment covers 60 eco-friendly business practices across 10 categories. Dealerships must have a high percentage of these practices in place to earn certification. A dealer’s continuous improvement year after year will lead to ongoing annual recognition.

“GM has long been committed to being a leader in environmental stewardship, and we’re proud that our dealers share this commitment to serve and improve the communities where we work and live,” said Kurt McNeil, GM vice president of U.S. Sales Operations.

The Green Dealer program aligns with GM’s companywide efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. GM designed the program to encourage dealers to implement green initiatives as part of their operations, create a network for sharing best practices and help other dealers begin or advance their sustainability journey.
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The Garber Automotive Group was founded in 1907 by Guy S. Garber because he saw the automobile as the vehicle to the future. Today, Garber has grown to 16 dealerships located in four states, Michigan, Florida, Illinois and New York.

Garber Buick GMC in Fort Pierce is a state of the art facility with hundreds of new Buick, GMC and pre-owned vehicles. Garber Buick GMC is located on US-1 in Fort Pierce. For more information visit

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