Fitzgerald Staff Receives Challenge Coin Recognition from Toyota Motor North America

September 26, 2019 (Gaithersburg M.D) - Gill Briggs, Service Director at Fitzgerald Toyota of Gaithersburg and Jim Lashear Master Technician and Team Lead at Fitzgerald Toyota of Gaithersburg have been awarded the Challenge Coin for Outstanding Product Quality Support on behalf of the Field Technical Operations of Toyota Motors North America.

This recognition was bestowed upon Briggs and Lashear for their outstanding support of Toyota quality and always putting the customer first. Their contributions will enable Toyota's Product Engineers, vehicle assembly plants, suppliers, designers and future product developers to improve quality of products and services to their costumers.Jack Fitzgerald, the founder of Fitzgerald Auto Malls congratulated Briggs and Lashear for "their dedication in providing the highest quality of costumer service, a first priority to us as a company. It is wonderful to see that Toyota recognized their efforts." said Fitzgerald.

The Challenge Coins awarded to the FitzMall associates are two of the only 125 2019 Challenge Coins that will be distributed across all of Toyota and Lexus this year. This year's design incorporates the hood emblem of the 1935 Toyota A1, the first automobile produced by Toyota Loom Works.

About Fitzgerald Auto Mall

In 1966, Jack Fitzgerald founded Fitzgerald's Colonial Dodge in North Bethesda, Maryland. From the beginning, the guiding principle of this new dealership was to provide exceptional value in the most comfortable, customer friendly sales and service environment possible. Today, Fitzgerald Auto Malls represents over twenty brands at Auto Mall locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida, where that same guiding principal continues. That's the #FitzWay!

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Senator Cardin visits Fitzgerald Auto Mall for a tour of the Solar Canopy

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Senator Cardin visits Fitzgerald Auto Mall for a tour of the Solar Canopy

August 13, 2019 (Gaithersburg, MD) - U.S. Senator Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md) toured Fitzgerald Auto Mall-Gaithersburg Genesis, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota on Monday afternoon to highlight the positive impact of the Solar Canopy on the local community.

The Fitzgerald Solar Array has 2,435 panels which covers approximately 45,168 square feet. Annually, this solar roof will generate 1,100,00 kWh (Kilowatt Hours), which is estimated to generate approximately 83% of the campus power.

"What an incredible investment in our community, saying, 'Look, we can figure out a way to meet part of the solution on climate change, reducing the amount of carbon footprint,"' Cardin told Fitzgerald employees gathered for the occasion. Cardin praised Fitzgerald founder, Jack Fitzgerald, for leading the way for business owners to make a difference by implementing sustainable energy practices.

The Fitzgerald Solar Canopy is the largest of any car dealer in the DMV and is believed to be the largest solar roof array east of the Mississippi.

To put this into perspective, an average house in Maryland uses about 1,200 kWk per month. The Fitzgerald Solar Roof Array will generate on average about 90,000+ kWh per month, or enough to power 75 homes per month in the area. The roof will make a tremendous positive impact on the environment as it will save approximately 1,702,800 pounds of CO2 emissions, the same amount of energy a power plant produces. This would be the equivalent of planting 42,891 trees per year in order to offset those CO2 emissions.

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FITZGERALD AUTO MALLS PROTECTS 50,000 CHILDREN ON THE ROAD

Jack Fitzgerald’s Child Safety Seat Program To Install the 50,000th Child Safety Seat

NORTH BETHESDA, MD – June 20, 2019 Fitzgerald Auto Mall will mark a milestone on June 20, 2019 as it installs the 50,000th child safety seat since the beginning of their program in 1999. Fitzgerald hosts a monthly Child Seat Inspection program at Fitzgerald Buick GMC Truck on Nicholson lane in Rockville, MD. No other local volunteer program in the United States has ever achieved this many child safety seat inspections within a single program.

Jack Fitzgerald, the founder of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, initiated the Fitzgerald Child Car Seat Inspection Program in 1999 after he learned about the dangers of improperly installed child safety seats. Since then, Fitzgerald Auto Malls, in partnership with national and local government agencies, has been committed to injury prevention and increasing the number of lives saved through properly installed child safety seats.

“We started this because my own people wanted to make sure children were safer in cars, including their own. I am so thankful for their efforts because I know they’re making a difference every day,” said Jack Fitzgerald. “We couldn’t do this alone and we are grateful to have the support of the local government and state organizations to promote public safety. For 20 years now, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services and Police have been actively involved at our child safety seat events and I thank them for their support. Today we also welcome back the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board).” The Fitzgerald Child Car Seat Inspection Program has been a shining example of public-private partnership success. The local Montgomery County police and fire rescue volunteers have been integral in helping to organize and staff the events.

From 1975 through 2008, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that almost 9,000 children were saved in crashes because they were restrained in car seats or seat belts. The misuse of car seats remains a big problem and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 3 to 14. The latest numbers show that every day in the United States, an average of 4 children younger than 14 were killed and 529 were injured in motor vehicle crashes. In 1999, the first year of the Fitzgerald Child Safety Seat Program, the misuse rate was 97%. The numbers have dropped to 50% year to date. Please join us in celebrating this milestone and join us June 20 to educate families about how to properly install their child’s car seat and safety in around vehicles.

Child Safety Seat Inspection & Celebration of 50,000 Seats Inspected
Thursday, June 20, 2019 10 AM-1 PM. 9:45 AM Press Event
Fitzgerald Buick GMC Truck – 5501 Nicholson Lane Rockville MD 20852

Attendees | Jack Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Auto Malls, Torine Creppy, President, Safe Kids Worldwide, Honorable Jennifer Homendy, National Transportation Safety Board, Member
Monthly events are held at the Buick GMC Dealership on Nicholson Lane, on the third Thursday of every month. Visit www.FitzMall.com for details or to make an appointment.

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Fitzgerald Auto Mall Debuts One of the Largest Solar Roofs

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Name: Lauryn Hreben
Phone: (202) 248-1392
Email: lauryn.hreben@roigcommunications.com

May 7, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) - Fitzgerald Auto Mall – Gaithersburg Genesis, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the launch of the largest Solar Roof Array used for an auto dealer east of the Mississippi on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. (EST).

The Fitzgerald Solar Array has 2,435 panels, which covers approximately 45,168 square feet. Annually, this solar roof will generate 1,100,000 kWh (Kilowatt Hours), which is estimated to generate approximately 83% of the campus power.

To put this into perspective, an average house in Maryland uses about 1,200 kWh per month. The Fitzgerald Solar Roof Array will generate on average about 90,000+ kWh per month, or enough to power 75 homes per month in the area. The roof will make a tremendous positive impact on the environment, as it will save approximately 1,702,800 pounds of CO2 emissions, the same amount of energy a power plant produces. This would be the equivalent of planting 42,891 trees per year in order to offset those C02 emissions.

The Fitzgerald Solar Roof is the largest of any car dealer in the DMV and is believed to be the largest solar roof array east of the Mississippi. Please join our journey in going green by attending the ribbon cutting ceremony

Fitzgerald Auto Mall – Gaithersburg Genesis, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota
RSVP | Blanca Posada posadab@fitzmall.com 301-881-4000
908 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg MD 20879
Wednesday, May 15th 10 A.M. (EST)

About Fitzgerald Auto Mall

In 1966, Jack Fitzgerald founded Fitzgerald's Colonial Dodge in North Bethesda, Maryland. From the beginning, the guiding principle of this new dealership was to provide exceptional value in the most comfortable, customer friendly sales and service environment possible. Today, Fitzgerald Auto Malls represents over twenty brands at Auto Mall locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida, where that same guiding principal continues. That's the #FitzWay!

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FITZGERALD AUTO MALL, ROCKVILLE, MD, CHOSEN A “TOP 10 FAVORITE” IN 2019 NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSCOCIATION (NADA) #WOMENINAUTOMOTIVE VIDEO COMPETITION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2019
Contact: Rob Smith
(301) 252-7268
Rob@FitzMall.com

FITZGERALD AUTO MALL, ROCKVILLE, MD, CHOSEN A “TOP 10 FAVORITE” IN 2019 NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSCOCIATION (NADA) #WOMENINAUTOMOTIVE VIDEO COMPETITION

January 30, 2019, Rockville, MD - For the second consecutive year, NADA sponsored a nationwide video competition to highlight the many and various roles women play in automobile dealerships. Dottie Fitzgerald, President of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, started with her brother, Jack, when he opened his first dealership in 1966.

In the Fitzgerald Auto Mall video, Dottie recalled that traditionally, women worked in the office or ran the switchboard. She further said “What I have come to love about the business is that once your foot is in the door, your pathways are unlimited. This is a great business full of opportunity.” The opportunities available in the industry are richly illustrated in the video thru the vignettes of some of the many Fitzgerald Auto Mall #WomenInAutomotive.

View the video below or at https://youtu.be/olAHhXkdZr4

Or Visit FitzMall.com

For More on NADA’s competition visit: NADA’s Blog

Fitzgerald Auto Malls was founded in 1966 and has represented more than 25 brands of cars and trucks. Fitzgerald is known for their no-hassle, no-haggle discounted posted price on every vehicle. For more information visit FitzMall.com

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