Car Pros Honda El Monte Awarded Honda Masters Circle

Dealership recognized among the Honda Top 50 for annual new vehicle sales volume and customer service; Car Pros Automotive Group ranked 45th in Automotive News 2023 ranking of the Top 150 Dealership Groups


El Monte, CAApril 19, 2023 – Car Pros Honda El Monte has been awarded the 2022 Honda Masters Circle, given to the top 50 Honda dealerships in the United States in recognition of new vehicle sales volume and outstanding customer service.  Car Pros Honda El Monte is part of the Car Pros Automotive Group, which was just ranked number 45 in the Top 150 Dealership Groups by Automotive News.


“Fewer than 5% of Honda Dealerships receive the prestigious Honda Masters Circle Award, and I am so proud of the incredible team at Car Pros Honda El Monte for this achievement,” said Matthew Phillips, CEO of Car Pros Automotive Group. “The requirements to earn this award are rigorous, and the El Monte team’s dedication to Car Pros’ core values of being a great place to work, providing great customer service and being an important part of the community are key to this honor.” 


Car Pros Honda El Monte has experienced unprecedented growth since Car Pros purchased the franchise in November 2019. The dealership sold 2,033 new Hondas in 2022, finishing number 40 in the US and number 9 in California.


Representing Kia, Hyundai, and Honda with seven dealerships in Western Washington and Southern California, Car Pros Automotive Group was founded in 1993 by Ken Phillips as a small used car lot. Together, the Phillips family built it from two employees into an automotive group with over 500 employees and seven stores in Western Washington and Southern California, selling over 2,000 cars per month with annual sales of $1 billion. The Car Pros philosophy is based on five core competencies: professionalism, expertise, development, accountability, and leadership.  


“This has been an incredible year for Car Pros, and we are just beginning,” continued Matthew Phillips. “This honor confirms that our commitment to excellence, expertise in product technology, and respect for community and customers is the best possible equation for success.”


Matthew Phillips, a well-respected automotive industry veteran, change management leader, franchise retail advocate and EV evangelist, has helped Car Pros Automotive Group become the fastest growing dealership group (2021) in the US. A next-gen leader, Phillips brings in-the-trenches experience to his vision of changing lives and creating opportunity through excellence, as well as a powerful background and education in organizational psychology, financial management and business. 


About Car Pros Automotive Group
Car Pros Automotive Group is a leading automotive sales and service group, with dealerships representing Kia, Hyundai, and Honda. Founded in 1993 by Ken Phillips, Car Pros currently has annual sales of $1 billion and is the top selling Kia retailer in the nation, having retailed over 150,000 new Kia models. In addition, Car Pros was the top Kia EV dealer last year, selling approximately 5% of the Kia EVs in the nation. The retailer is committed to changing lives through high-performance and values-led dealerships. Led by CEO Matthew Phillips, Car Pros is shaping the future of automotive retail: Franchise, professional, tech-savvy, values driven, and people focused. Visit to learn more.


Media Contacts:
Angela Jacobson, mWEBB Communications,, (714) 454-8776
Melanie Webber, mWEBB Communications,, (949) 307-1723

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