HOUSTON --- Westside Lexus in Houston was named the 2008 Toyota/Lexus Certified Collision Center of the Year during a special dinner last month at Lakeside Country Club.

Westside was selected from among 168 nationwide Toyota and Lexus Certified Collision Centers and is the first Lexus dealer collision center to win the award.

Roger Foss, national field support manager for Toyota Motor Sales, presented the award.

"This award goes to the dealer that best exemplifies the spirit of certification," Foss said. "All 168 dealers were evaluated on a points system based on customer satisfaction, manager, estimator and technician certification, facility and equipment requirements and benchmark achievements." 

Accepting the award for Westside Lexus were Jack Kendall, president; Brett Aldridge, general manager; and Ronnie Brush, collision center manager. They shared the award and the evening with 38 other collision center employees and their guests.