EMPLOYEE FAMILY CULTURE
Robbie, Karen (wife), Stephen (son), and Anna (daughter) all actively support the hometown Georgia Southern University (GSU). While Stephen and Anna are alumni, Robbie and Karen have made a clear commitment to education and GSU by intertwining the two facilities. Each of the past 30 years, Robbie has donated the use of an automobile to the GSU Athletic Department.
Franklin Chevrolet also employs local students. He explained in a June 1997 People's Magazine article, "We try to work schedules around school hours. Most of the students continue on the job until graduation."
Through the years, Franklin Chevrolet has experienced exceptional growth and historically low turnover in an industry notorious for fly-by-night employees. This can be directly attributed to a culture and work environment conducive to success. Whether it's hiring students or creating a work environment where employees can grow professionally, the Franklin family has a strong belief in hiring the best people to do the best job regardless of age, race, religion, creed, or sexual identity.
Robbie and his son Stephen have continually redefined standards and sided with morality. The dealership was the first establishment in Statesboro to hire an African American woman when it wasn't the most socially acceptable action to take.
It's with this mindset and sense of community Franklin Chevrolet has been able to transcend the traditional function of a dealership into a thriving and bustling social institution full of community leadership and local partnerships. It's not out of the question to stop by and see life-long customers swapping stories over a cup of coffee.
Such active engagement in the local community has resulted in the unwavering loyalty of generations of families. Customers come from Statesboro, Savannah, Pooler, Rincon, and surrounding areas to experience the world-class treatment at Franklin Chevrolet. All of these factors contribute to the stun