University Honda Earns Honda Environmental
Leadership Award for Reducing Its Environmental Impact

Silver Award

10% reduction in energy use, conservation of water, and recycling at core of “green dealer” effort

Corvallis, Oregon, March 12, 2016 – University Motors, Inc. has earned the Honda Environmental Leadership Award for its Corvallis based University Honda dealership and has been recognized by American Honda Motor Co. Inc., as a leader in the company’s effort to reduce the environmental impact of Honda dealerships in communities around the nation. University Honda earned the award for achieving specific environmental targets based on a rigorous points system that includes reducing total energy use at the dealership by at least 10 percent.

“We’re extremely proud to be part of Honda’s global effort to help preserve and protect the environment,” said President, Ron Theis. “Our customers already benefit from owning a fuel-efficient Honda vehicle, but now they have the extra piece of mind, knowing that they’re doing business with a local Honda dealer that is committed to reducing its environmental impact in the community.”

University Honda has taken numerous steps to reduce its environmental impact and to earn the Honda Environmental Leadership Award, including complete installation of LED lighting, recycling all qualifying materials including fluids, metals and tires, thermostat zoning to lower energy output by 25%, maintaining a water conserving exterior landscape; all to result in an overall energy usage reduction of at least 10%. Honda introduced its new voluntary “green dealer” program to its U.S. dealers in the fall of 2011. The company uses a third party evaluator to conduct environmental audits of participating dealers and recommend strategies for reducing their energy use.

Over the past three decades, Honda has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its products, manufacturing and logistics operations, and facilities in North America. These initiatives are reported annually in the company’s North American Environmental Report. Expanding its environmental initiatives to its dealer body is the logical next step in the company’s effort to reduce waste, energy use and CO2 emissions across the full spectrum of its operations and throughout the lifecycle of Honda products, including at the point of sale.

About University Honda

University Honda is a family owned, full service Honda dealership, providing its customers in the Corvallis community with high-quality sales and service support since 1986. This year marks the 30th year of assisting customers with their vehicle needs, and as a viable part of the community, University Honda has donated over $30,000 in that time to Oregon State University Athletics, Linn Benton Community College, Corvallis Young Life, Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir, Knights of Columbus, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Assistance League of Corvallis, and Corvallis Public Schools Foundation, just to name a few. University Honda offers a unique lifetime savings maintenance program to its Honda customers and conservatively has saved customers over $50,000 in maintenance fees since the program’s activation in 2012. University Honda’s Award Winning Service Department works on any make/model of vehicle, offers a courtesy shuttle, and is open on Saturdays.

Honda Environmental Leadership

Honda is a leader in the development of leading-edge technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Honda has led the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) rankings of overall vehicle environmental performance since 2000, and a Honda vehicle has topped the list of America's greenest vehicles from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for eleven out of the past thirteen years. The company leads all automakers with twelve LEED-Certified "Green Buildings" in North America, and is producing products in North America with virtually zero waste to landfill. In 2006, Honda became the first automaker to announce voluntary CO2 emissions reduction targets for its global fleet of automobile, power sports and power equipment products and its global network of manufacturing plants. Today, the company is striving for even greater reductions in CO2 emissions that contribute to global climate change, while also working to minimize waste, water use and the total environmental footprint of its operations worldwide.

Media Contact Information:

Ginger Theis-Stevens (University Motors, Inc.): 541-752-2150
Marcos Frommer (American Honda Motor Co., Inc.): 310-781-5542

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11/10/2015
I started a search for a new SUV and saw that Honda had a
new smaller SUV‐the new 2016 HR‐V. I did an online search
and contacted University Honda. Lilly Higgins, the online
specialist, contacted me and invited me to come over and
see one of the HR‐V they had on the lot. It was the best
experience ever! I told Lilly want I was thinking and that i
wasn't in a hurry to buy a new car and wanted to complete
my research. She was the right salesperson for me. She understood what I wanted and they
stepped aside to let me do what I needed to do. About a month later, I came back with more
direction and ready to get serious. No pressure ever, she was patient and understanding
and answered all my questions. I was ready to buy and put a down to have them search for
the HR‐V I wanted and they found it. The whole experience was the best ever. University
Honda is a family owned business where they know their customers by first name and treat
you like you matter. I highly recommend anyone looking for a car and want a Honda, go to
University Honda and ask for Lilly. If Lilly isn't there, any of their salespersons will help
you. They are great!
Sharon Baum
2/6/2016

1998 Honda Accord
Lilly was extremely helpful when we bought our daughter's car at University Honda in Corvallis. She met us, heard what we were looking for and then zeroed in on exactly the correct vehicle, which we test drove and in the end, purchased. The paperwork was quick and smooth and painless. Nice place to buy a car in Corvallis. Thank you Lilly!
Sincerely, Jules
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March 3, 2014
Loved going into University Honda today. The staff is always so friendly and helpful, in addition to being able to answer almost any question I have. Pricing is fair and to the point. I’ve had numerous friends buy from University Honda, and I even spent time negotiating during one of their purchases and all have always been impressed.
Ira Leventhal
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September 25, 2013
I’ve been a University Honda Customer for over 25 years. I have purchased 2 Accords, 2 Civics, and currently own 2 CRV’s and I have always serviced every vehicle with University Honda. I retired from Oregon State University and several years back my wife and I moved to Baja, Mexico. Every year I take an annual visit to Corvallis and I still have my vehicles serviced at University Honda. I pass a lot of other Honda Dealerships along the way but these guys are the best and definitely worth it. I would recommend their service to anyone and it’s an honor to remain friends with the staff at this dealership.
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March 13, 2014
I leased my 2011 Honda Civic from University Honda, and I have had such outstanding service the entire three years it was an easy decision to renew my lease with them. When I first called to set up an appointment, Sales Specialist Nery Hernandez really put me at ease with the whole process and we set up a time to lease another Honda Civic. When I went in Nery really made me feel comfortable and thoroughly answered all of my questions. I really appreciated the fact that he provided a lot of detail about each car I was considering and really allowed me to go at my own pace to make sure I made a decision that was best for me. He really was exceptional with guiding me through the process, and explaining everything, I really felt he truly had my best interest in mind throughout the process, I am thrilled with my new Honda Civic and I highly recommend Nery and University Honda!
Karen Elliott
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March 25, 2014
The service department at University Honda provides a truly exemplary level of customer care. The staff are always friendly and always treat me with respect; they are willing to patiently answer any questions I may have. They go out of their way to help me resolve my car difficulties–far beyond what their jobs require (I’m thinking particularly of their assistance when my car battery died last week–they helped me get to the dealership and checked the battery for me all at no charge). I have never once gotten the sense–as I have from other mechanics and dealerships in the past–that I am being taken advantage of or being told that my car needs work it does not need. They embody a rare level of integrity that is crucial to have in this kind of business.
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