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Careers at Durango Motor Company

“We have nothing of higher value than our people”

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Building a Legacy

Durango Motor Company is a family-owned and operated Ford, Lincoln, Toyota, Kia, and used car dealership in Durango, Colorado. We have nothing of greater value than our people. We respect the uniqueness of every individual and believe that such an attitude will build a team of confident, creative members possessing a high degree of initiative, self respect and self discipline. Our team enjoys training programs, a fantastic culture and opportunities for advancement, which are company-wide focuses to help you grow both personally and professionally. We're interested in helping your career and adding to your resume because we know that happy employees lead to happier customers! At Durango Motor Company, our philosophy is based on five areas that we believe are critical to business success. These five areas are: 

  1. Guest Enthusiasm
  2. Employee Satisfaction
  3. Financial Performance
  4. Market Effectiveness
  5. Ongoing Improvement

Our philosophy holds that all areas are of equal importance. However, in any planning or decision making, Guest Enthusiasm will always carry the most weight. If you'd like to join us, please take a look at our open positions and apply today!

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Community Partnership

Durango Motor Company is pleased to support our community by giving back to and being actively involved with the following organizations, groups and events:

  • Adaptive Sports Association
  • Bayfield Schools
  • Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of SW CO
  • Durango Arts Center
  • Durango High School Athletics
  • Durango Youth Soccer Association
  • Fort Lewis College Athletics
  • La Plata Family Centers Coalition
  • Music in the Mountains
  • Women’s Resource Center...just to name a few!
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Our History

Our owner, Mike Aus, has been in this business for over twenty five years! Our greatest value is guest enthusiasm, so our sales consultants aren't paid based on how much money is made from the sales transaction. Instead, they earn their living based on how satisfied our customers are with their purchase and overall experience. Over the past few years, we've continued to build our loyal customer base, which speaks to how enthusiastic we are for the future! Here at Durango Motor Company, we believe our employees are the fuel that drives our business, so we treat each person like a valuable part of the team.

We are very proud of our culture which largely comes from being a part of the Rydell Auto Group. The Rydell Auto Group was founded in 1954 and has grown into a group of 85 stores in 17 states! Our Founder, Leonard Rydell, had many strongly held business and personal philosophies that served him well. These philosophies, known as “Leonardism’s”, help guide us through our daily business and personal decisions. Some of our favorite “Leonardism’s” are…

“Never take advantage of a customer, even if you can.”
“Put yourself in a position to take care of as many people as possible.”
“Seek excellence, and the rest will follow.”


Rydell's Vision & Mission

Rydell’s Vision: To be so effective that we are able to be helpful to others.

Rydell’s Mission:

Industry Leader: Our goal is to be an industry leader in providing unmatched quality automotive products and services.

Meeting Needs: We will constantly strive to meet the changing needs of our customers. Our aim is to provide an atmosphere that encourages employee teamwork, integrity and excellence.

Constant Growth: Together we will set and continually improve sales, service and operational standards to ensure long-term market leadership and profitability.

Exceed Expectations: It is our mission to exceed our customers’ and employees’ expectations and maintain their loyalty for a lifetime.

Rydell’s Philosophy

The Rydell philosophy is based on five key areas that we believe are critical to business success:

  • Customer Enthusiasm
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Financial Performance
  • Market Effectiveness
  • Ongoing Improvement

Our philosophy holds that each area is of equal importance and we continually strive to reach a level of excellence in each area. However, in any planning or decision making process, or in any situation of seeming conflict or contradiction among the five critical areas, Customer Enthusiasm will always carry the most weight.

About Durango

Quality of Life Equals One of the Best Places to Live

From superb arts and culture to award winning healthcare, Durango, Colorado draws national attention as one of the best places to live. Its diverse landscape that begins with white-capped mountain peaks and transitions into high desert vegetation creates a distinctive environment not found anywhere else. Combine this rarity with top-rated educational choices, the finest Native American cultural sites in the western hemisphere, an eclectic music scene and a wealth of outdoor adventures, and you can see why La Plata County is a desired place to reside.

Factors that determine a good quality of life are as unique as the people who call this area home. But we’re certain many of those important aspects you’ll find here like our educational facilities from charter schools to colleges, our wide range of housing options and advanced community resources that enhance the lives for people of all ages.

Invest in your family and yourself through the offerings of Durango, Colorado and its surrounding communities. Click on the videos below to hear first-hand what quality of life means to the business culture and the locals who agree that this truly is one of the best places to live.

Our Values

Honesty & Integrity

Honesty & Integrity

We believe that all decisions are to be made with integrity. Leadership is setting good examples for others to follow, expecting as much from yourself as from others.

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Individual Responsibility & Accountability

We believe that we are responsible to satisfy the needs of our customers for all our products and services. Individual accountability for our own performance and for the quality of our products will demonstrate to our customers that we are enthusiastic about them and really care.

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Unconditional Dedication to Excellence

We believe that there is no place for mediocrity and halfhearted efforts. We accept personal responsibility for overcoming obstacles and being the very best. We actively choose to excel in every aspect of our personal and professional lives.

Cooperation & Communication

Close mutual support of one another is a fundamental tenet of ours. We value open communication and encourage new ideas, realizing that teamwork produces a better employee work environment and enthusiastic customers and suppliers.

Our People

We have nothing of greater value than our people. We respect the uniqueness of every individual and believe that such an attitude will build a team of confident, creative members possessing a high degree of initiative, self-respect and self-discipline.

Ongoing Improvement

We believe in not accepting the status quo, in constant improvement, and in the value of ongoing education in any form. We believe in providing opportunity for personal, professional and organizational growth within our Company.

Being Good Community Citizens

We give willingly to and are actively involved in the support of our communities, because they provide us our success.

How We Care For Our Team

We will help you get up to speed once you join our team!

Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance and 401K Plan offered

Opportunities for Advancement and Training Programs

Flexible Schedules and Great Work Life Balance

Employee Spotlight

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Amanda Neill


"What makes working for Durango Motor Company great is the feeling of support. Durango Motor Company is a place to be empowered to be your very best, knowing that we get out of our careers what we put into it. Dedication and hard work is recognized always."