A Jay Gould
  • Sugar Land, TX
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Profile Information

Company
Gillman Companies
Position
Retired- COO
Dealership, Allied Industry or Finance Company?
Dealership
If Dealership, Franchise or Independent
Franchise
Your web site
http://www.ajaygould.com
Biography/Work Summary
Retired from Gillman Car Companies after 34 years ,last position held COO. The Gillman Group is one of the largest independent dealer auto groups in texas with dealerships in San Antonio,Houston,Rosenberg and the Rio Grande valley. I also served on the AIADA board of directors for 6 years.
Favorite Quote
Trust everyone but cut the cards
Activities Away From Work
Currently writing a book to assist young managers who are becoming first time GM's. I also have a home on the Gulf coast where I spend a great deal of time fishing and thinking.

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Birthday
November 2

A Jay Gould's Blog

2013

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Well its now 2013 and everything is great, time to dust off those bad habits you put on the self and turn on the volume. If your shoulders are still sore for all the patting you did last year understand that most dealerships volumes are up 20 plus percent for the year and unless you turned around a poor performing store you probably don't deserve too many "attaboys".

I don't kinow who the quote came from but it goes like this " those that forget the mistakes of the past are sure to…

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Hold Checks

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

I have been receiving numerous solications from "Hold Check Companies" offering 100% approvals,ect,ect. FOR FRANCHISED DEALERS I would strongly urge you to talk to your lenders before you institute any type of program for hold checks.

Unless times have changed and I doubt they have, it is a violation of the covenants of your dealer agrrement to accept hold cheks. When you act as the lenders agent you certify that the terms and conditions expressed in the contract are 100% in…

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2011 TO BE OR NOT TO BE

Posted on December 15, 2010 at 2:38pm 2 Comments

Well, you survived 2009 and made great strides in 2010 but are you ready for 2011?? If you lisen to the economists 2011 is going to be much better that 2010. Are you prepared to take advantage of the opportunities this new year will afford you. Say what you want but I bet the public companies have already made thier forecast and budget plans for 2011,have you?

You would have had to be brain dead not to have improved in 2010 over 2009, continued improvement in 2011 will require that…

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Where have all the benchmarks gone

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 1:02pm 0 Comments

Is it just me or my imagination. Traditional long time benchmarks/policies that I have used to manage businesses for years seem to no longer apply . I hear the arguments about charging market for internals instead of full retail, yet I see grosses,after wholesale loss, so low that the change would make small or no difference to the bottomline.



I see internet pricing so low that acheiving profitable margins is almost impossible thus re-inforcing my previous statment and no benchmarks… Continue

Its offical -Lifo elimination is in the Bacus bill

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 6:53pm 2 Comments

ts appears that once again the car dealer is going to suffer to help fund the "health care plan"- I urge all dealers to take a long hard look at their lifo caculations at year end and take whatever advantage tax wise you can.

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At 5:28pm on May 20, 2009, Rod McDowell said…
I can respect that. Not trying to discredit anything that has been accomplished internally, only trying to introduce some opportunities and pricing that surprises even our largest clients.
At 7:49am on March 14, 2009, Douglas Baker said…
I will participate.
At 11:40am on March 10, 2009, Rod McDowell said…
I appreciate your willingness to respond to my discussion regarding Expense Reduction. You are absolutely right.
 
 
 

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