Company Recognition

National Workplace

  • Fortune 500 Company No. 191 in 2016
  • Fortune, 2005 - 2017, “100 Best Companies to Work For”
  • Fortune, 2015 - 2016, “15 Best Workplaces in Retail”
  • Fortune, 2016, “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials”
  • JUST Capital, 2016 “America’s Most JUST Company in the Retailing Industry”
  • Training magazine, 2008 - 2017, Top 125 Training Companies
  • Chief Learning Officer magazine, 2012 - 2015, "LearningElite"
  • Workforce magazine, 2014-2015, Workforce 100 list
  • Military Friendly® Employer designation, 2016 - 2017
  • Fortune 2008 &  2006,  “Most Admired Company in Automotive Retailing”
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015
  • Simply Hired "Top 5 Employer Brands in Automotive" 2014
  • Computerworld magazine, 2008, 100 Best Places to Work in IT
  • American Business “Stevie” Award, 2007, Best Overall Company
  • Forbes 2006,"Best Managed Companies," Retailer
  • Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces for 2008 & 2007, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

National Diversity

  • Fortune, 2015, “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity”
  • Fortune and Essence magazines, 2015, “10 Best Workplaces for African Americans”
  • Fortune and People en Español magazines, 2015, “10 Best Workplaces for Hispanics and Latinos
  • Black EOE Journal 2014 Best of the Best Top LGBT-Friendly Companies
  • 2013 Women's Forum of New York Corporate Champion for companies with corporate boards that are at least 20% female
  • 2020 Women on Boards 2013 Winning 'W' Company for board of directors diversity
  • Corporate Equality Index 100 Percent Score, 2008 - 2010
  • Ability One/NISH (National Institute for the Severely Disabled) National Achievement Award, 2009, Business category

National Philanthropy

  • Honor Roll 2008 - Companies That Care Institute

Local Market Awards

2016

  • Sterling Workplace Award, First place for companies with 1,000+ employees, Richmond, Virginia
  • Active RVA Certified
  • Voted Best of Awards
    1. Best Automotive Dealership, Toast of Music City, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee
    2. Top Used Car Dealer - Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
    3. Best Used Car Dealer, Hoover Sun, Birmingham, Alabama
    4. Best Used Auto Dealership, Best of Prince William Readers Poll, Prince William Today, Manassas, Virginia
    5. Favorite Car Dealership, Best of the “Burg", Fredericksburg Parent and Family Magazine, Fredericksburg, Virginia
    6. Best Place to Buy a Used Vehicle, Reader’s Choice Best in the Community, Lillie Suburban Newspapers, Maplewood, Minnesota
    7. Large Capital Projects Award, 21st Annual Technology Awards, Richmond Technology Council, Richmond, Virginia

2015

  • Sterling Workplace Award, First place for companies with 1,000+ employees, Richmond, Virginia
  • Virginia Fairness Accreditation
  • Active RVA Certified
  • Voted Best Of Awards
    1. The Best Car Dealership, RTD The Best, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia
    2. Best Used Car Dealer, Best of Knoxville, Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee
    3. Best Place to Buy a Used Car, Orlando Sentinel Best Bets, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida
    4. Best Used Car Dealership, Best of Memphis, Memphis Flyer, Memphis, Tennessee
    5. Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer, Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O, The Reader, Omaha, Nebraska
    6. Best Used Car Dealership, Best of Columbia, Free Times, Columbia, South Carolina
    7. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Charleston City Paper, Charleston, South Carolina
    8. Top Used Car Dealer - Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
    9. Best Car Dealer in Best for Families list, Washington Family Magazine, Washington, D.C
    10. Best Used Auto Dealership – Best of Prince William Readers Poll, Prince William Today, Manassas, Virginia
    11. Best Place to Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle, Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky
    12. Best Used Car Auto Dealership, Best of Loudon Readers Poll, Leesburg and Ashburn Today, Leesburg, Virginia
    13. Best of the Region in the Best Used Car Dealer category, Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster, Indiana
    14. Best Place to Buy a Used Car, Best of New Haven Reader’s Poll, CTNow.com, New Haven, Connecticut
    15. Best Place to Buy a Car, Best of 2015, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia

2014

  • Sterling Workplace Award, First place for large companies, Richmond, Virginia
  • Active RVA Certified
  • Voted Best Of Awards
    1. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Charleston City Paper, Charleston, South Carolina
    2. Best Place to Buy a Car - Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia
    3. Top Used Car Dealer - Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
    4. Best Place to Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle -Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky
    5. Best Used Car Dealer -Roseville/Granite Bay Press Tribune, Roseville, California
    6. Best Car Dealer in Best for Families list -Washington Family Magazine, Washington, D.C.
    7. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
    8. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - C-Ville Weekly, Charlottesville, Virginia
    9. Best Used-Car Dealership - Memphis Flyer, Memphis, Tennessee
    10. Best Used Vehicle Dealer of the Inland Empire - San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts, Los Angeles, California
    11. Best Used Car Dealer - News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee

2013

  • Active RVA Certified
  • Distinguished Merit Citation recipient, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ Humanitarian Awards, Richmond Chapter
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - New Haven Advocate Readers, East Haven, Connecticut
      2. Best Place to Buy a Car – Atlanta Journal Constitution
      3. Best Used Car Dealer – Richmond Magazine
      4. Best Auto Dealer – Roseville Press Tribune
      5. Best Used Car Dealership – Memphis Flyer
      6. Best Used Car Dealer – (614) Magazine - Columbus, Ohio
      7. Best Place to Buy a Car – Washington Family Magazine– Washington DC
      8. Best Used Car Dealer – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer- Columbus, Georgia
      9. Best Place To Purchase A Used Car – Up & Coming Weekly - Fayetteville, North Carolina
      10. Best Pre-Owned Auto Dealership – The Reader - Omaha, Nebraska

    2012

    • Winner, BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics in the following regions:
      1. North Alabama (Huntsville)
      2. Eastern North Carolina (Raleigh, Raleigh Car Buying Center, Fayetteville)
    • 2012 BBB Complaint Free Award - Chicago and Northern Illinois
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Charleston City Paper
      2. Best Used Car Dealership -  Fresno Bee
      3. Best Car Dealership - Orange County Parenting
      4. Best Place to Buy a Pre-owned Vehicle - Independent Weekly, Raleigh, North Carolina
      5. Best Used Car Dealer - Roseville Press Tribune, Roseville, California
      6. Best Place to Buy a Used Car, San Gabriel Valley, Duarte, California

    2011

    • Winner, BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics in the following regions:
      1. Greater Houston and South Texas (Award of Distinction)
      2. Metro Atlanta, Athens, and Northeast Georgia (also won for Community Service)
    • Winner, Maryland Workplace Seal of Approval Award
    • Winner, Howard County Healthy Workplace Award
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Place to Buy a Pre-owned Vehicle - Independent Weekly, Raleigh, North Carolina
      2. Best Used Car Dealer, Roseville Press Tribune - Roseville, California
      3. Best Pre-Owned Dealership in Central Ohio - Suburban News Publication
      4. Best Pre-Owned Auto Dealership - Nashville Scene
      5. Best Place to Buy a Car - Cityview magazine, Knoxville, Tennessee
      6. Best Used Car Dealer - Up and Coming Weekly, Fayetteville, North Carolina
      7. Best Place To Buy a Car -Washington Family Magazine, D.C.
      8. Best Place to Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle - Virginia Pilot, Norfolk, Virginia

    2010

    • Winner, BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics in the following regions:
      1. Greater Houston and South Texas (Award of Distinction)
      2. Metro Atlanta, Athens, and Northeast Georgia (also won for Community Service)
    • Finalist - San Diego BBB Ethics Award
    • Finalist - Louisville BBB Ethics Award
    • Winner, Maryland Workplace Seal of Approval Award
    • Winner, Howard County Healthy Workplace Award
    • Winner, Distinguished Private Sector Service Award for CarMax Summer Basketball League, Virginia Parks and Recreation
    • Winner, Milwaukee Journal Top Workplaces
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - Charleston City Paper
      2. Best Used Car Dealer - Roseville Press Tribune, Roseville, California
      3. Best Pre-Owned Auto Dealership -Nashville Scene
      4. Best Place to Buy a Car - Cityview magazine, Knoxville, Tennessee
      5. Best Used Car Dealer - Up and Coming Weekly, Fayetteville, North Carolina
      6. Best Place to Buy a Car -Washington Family Magazine, Washington, D.C.
      7. Best Place to Purchase a Used Car - Colorado Springs Independent
      8. Best Place to Buy a Car - Memphis Flyer
      9. Best of Burbank - LA Times/Burbank Leader
      10. Best Used Car Dealer - The State, Columbia, South Carolina
      11. Best Used Car Dealership - The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
      12. Best Used Car Dealer - The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    2009

    • Winner, BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics in the following regions:
      1. Central Virginia
      2. Greater Houston and South Texas (Award of Distinction)
      3. Metro Atlanta, Athens, and Northeast Georgia (also won for Community Service)
      4. Greenville, South Carolina (Business of Integrity Award for Marketplace Ethics)
    • Winner, Maryland Workplace Seal of Approval Award
    • Winner, Howard County Healthy Workplace Award
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Place to Buy a Used Car Charleston City Paper
      2. Best Place to Buy a Pre-owned Vehicle Independent Weekly, Raleigh, North Carolina
      3. Best Used Car Dealer - Roseville Press Tribune, Roseville, California
      4. Best Pre-Owned Auto Dealership - Nashville Scene
      5. Best Place to Buy a Car - Memphis Flyer
      6. Best Auto Service - Greenville News
      7. Best Used Car Sales - News and Messenger, Manassas, Virginia
      8. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - New Haven Advocate
      9. Best Used Car Dealership -  Fresno Bee
      10. Best Used Car Dealer - City Weekly, Omaha, Nebraska

    2008

    • Winner, BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics in the following regions:
      1. Metro Atlanta, Athens, and Northeast Georgia (also won for Community Service)
      2. Connecticut
    • Finalist - Wisconsin
    • Winner, Maryland Workplace Seal of Approval Award
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Place to Buy a Pre-owned Vehicle - Independent Weekly, Raleigh, North Carolina
      2. Best Used Car Dealer - Roseville Press Tribune, Roseville, California
      3. Best Used Car Dealer - The State, Columbia, South Carolina
      4. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - New Haven Advocate
      5. Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer - The Reader, Omaha, Nebraska
      6. Best Place to Buy a Car - Gwinnett magazine, Atlanta, Georgia
      7. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - NUVO, Indianapolis, Indiana
      8. Best Website to Buy a Car - New Haven Advocate
      9. Most Family Friendly Car Dealer in the Midlands - Palmetto Parent, Columbia, South Carolina

    2007

    • Winner, BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics in the following regions:
      1. Chicago and Northern Illinois
      2. Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Western Kentucky.
      3. Greater Maryland
      4. Central Ohio (Columbus)
      5. Greater Houston and South Texas (Pinnacle Winner)
      6. Metro Atlanta, Athens, and Northeast Georgia
    • Honorable Mention, BBB Torch Award, Wisconsin
    • Finalist, BBB Torch Award, Connecticut
    • Winner, Maryland Workplace Seal of Approval Award
    • Selected Company, Richmond Magazine, "Great Places to Work"
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Place to Buy a Pre-owned Vehicle - Independent Weekly, Raleigh, North Carolina
      2. Best Used Car Dealer - Up and Coming Weekly, Fayetteville, North Carolina
      3. Best Place to Buy a Car - Memphis Flyer
      4. Best Used Car Dealer - The State, Columbia, South Carolina
      5. Best Place to Buy a Used Car - New Haven Advocate
      6. Favorite Car Dealership - Birmingham Parent Magazine
      7. Best Used Car Dealership - Bartlett Express, Memphis, Tennessee
      8. Best Used Car Dealer - Sacramento News & Review

    2006

    • 2006, BBB Torch Award for Business Ethics in the following regions:
      1. Metro Atlanta, Athens, and Northeast Georgia
      2. Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
      3. Central North Carolina (Greensboro)
      4. Central South Carolina (Columbia)
      5. Upstate South Carolina (Greenville)
    • Winner, Maryland Workplace Seal of Approval Award
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Companies for Working Families - Birmingham Parent’s
      2. Best Places to Work in Miami, Fla. - Living Real Magazine
      3. Best Used Car Dealer -Roseville Press Tribune, Roseville, California
      4. Best Used Car Dealer - Up and Coming Weekly, Fayetteville, North Carolina
      5. Best Place to Buy a Car - Memphis Flyer
      6. Best Used Car Dealer - The State, Columbia, South Carolina
      7. Best Used Car Dealership - The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
      8. Best Place to Buy a Car - Gwinnett magazine, Atlanta, Georgia
      9. Most Family Friendly Car Dealer in the Midlands - Palmetto Parent, Columbia, South Carolina
      10. Best Used Car Dealership - Bartlett Express, Memphis, Tennessee
      11. Best Used Car Dealer - Sacramento News & Review
      12. Best Used Car Dealership - Free Times, Columbia, South Carolina
      13. Best Used Car Dealership - The Austin Chronicle
      14. Best Car Dealership (New or Used) - San Antonio Current
      15. Best Car Dealer - Upstate Parent, Greenville, South Carolina

    2005

    • Winner, Maryland Workplace Seal of Approval Award
    • Selected Company, Richmond Magazine, "Great Places to Work"
    • Voted Best Of Awards:
      1. Best Used Car Dealer - Roseville Press Tribune, Roseville, California
      2. Best Place to Buy a Car - Memphis Flyer
      3. Best Used Car Dealer - The State, Columbia, South Carolina
      4. Best Used Car Dealer - Sacramento News & Review
      5. Best Car Dealer - Upstate Parent, Greenville, South Carolina

    2003

    • Winner, Central Virginia BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Integrity
    • Voted Best Of Awards:

    Green Building Awards

    • Certified, 2007, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
    • Winner, 2006, Green Innovation Award: Best Commercial Project, Virginia Sustainable Building Network
    • Winner, 2006, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts MUSE award for creative innovation - environmentally friendly Home Office
    • Winner, 2005, Commonwealth Environmental Leadership Award, Charlottesville Waldorf Foundation
    • Winner, 2005, Merit Award, James River Green Building Council

    Associate Recognition

    • November 2015 – Corey Haire, Regional Vice President and General Manager, “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” – Automotive News magazine
    • November 2013 - Angie Chattin, President, CarMax Auto Finance, "Executive Leadership Honor Roll" - OnBoard
    • September 2010 - Angie Chattin, President, CarMax Auto Finance, "100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” -Automotive News magazine
    • September 2005 - Donna Wassel, Regional Vice President, "100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry “ – Automotive News magazine

    Investor Relations

    • Winner, 2007, Global Shareholder Value Awards for Performance over One-year and Performance over Three-year, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Automotive News
    • Winner, 2005, Best Annual Report for Small- To Mid-Cap Companies by IR Magazine

    Contact Information

    Media Inquiries
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    Customer Relations
    (800) 519.1511

    Marketing Vendor Inquiries
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