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Shade Tree Auto, LLC Named Company of the Year by the 2018 American Business Awards®

May 8, 2018

GRIMES, IA – May 7, 2018 – Shade Tree Auto has achieved the highest recognition from The 16th Annual American Business Awards® with the Gold Stevie Award for Company of the Year in the Retail category for 2018.

This award honors Shade Tree Auto’s aggressive company development and recent accomplishments marked by expanding their facilities within their market, increasing served customers by 42%, and significant contributions of time and resources donated to the Greater Des Moines region. The American Business Awards committee recognized Shade Tree Auto’s “impressive new growth and excellent demonstration of achievements and giving back to community.”

With more than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, the American Business Awards is highly competitive and considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for any company.

“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding.  The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

“We are incredibly proud at this moment,” said Clint Dudley, President of Shade Tree Auto. “We have an amazing staff, and incredible customers; this award is really the result of the support from so many people. We hope any business in can understand the value of community involvement after a local auto shop wins one of the most prestigious business awards in the country.”

2018 Stevie winners will be celebrated and presented their awards during a gala event on Monday, June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Learn more about The American Business Awards and see the full list of 2018 Stevie winners at StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About Shade Tree Auto

Shade Tree Auto LLC in Grimes, a locally-owned auto repair shop, performs maintenance and repairs that will keep your vehicle running at optimum levels with a lower cost-of-ownership. Our mission is to help our customers make the most informed decisions regarding safety and maintenance of their vehicle.

Winner of two U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Awards, the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award, Shade Tree Auto was recognized with a Bronze Stevie at the 2017 International Business Awards for Company of the Year in the Retail category. Shade Tree is proud to offer a 4-year, 40,000-mile warranty on all parts and labor. Having your car serviced has never been more convenient with Shade Tree Autos’ free shuttle service, free pick-up and delivery and free loaner cars.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at StevieAwards.com.