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CarMax annually wins dozens of national and local awards in communities across the country for being a top used car retailer and great place to work. This list represent awards and recognitions from 2015 to date some of which have been received in years prior as well. Please email to obtain a full list of awards received.

National Workplace

  • World's Most Admired Companies, FORTUNE magazine, 2018-2019
  • Forbes Best Workplaces for Diversity, Forbes magazine, 2019
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For®, FORTUNE magazine, 2005-2019
  • America’s Best Employers, Forbes magazine, 2017-2019
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, FORTUNE magazine, 2016-2019
  • Best Workplaces in Retail, FORTUNE magazine, 2015-2019
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, FORTUNE magazine, 2015-2018
  • Best Companies for Customer Service, Newsweek magazine, 2018
  • Corporate Equality Index, 100 percent score in 2018 and 2019
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018 and 2019
  • Best for Vets Employer, Military Times, 2018 
  • Military Friendly® Employer, designation, 2016-2019
  • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer designation, 2018
  • Top Veteran Employer,, 2018
  • Training Top 125, Training magazine, 2008-2019
  • Most Valuable Employers for Military®, Recruit Military, 2017
  • Automotive News All-Stars, Public Dealers - Bill Nash, Automotive News magazine, 2017
  • 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans, FORTUNE and ESSENCE magazines, 2015
  • 10 Best Workplaces for Hispanics and Latinos, FORTUNE and People en Español magazines, 2015
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2015
  • Workforce 100, Workforce magazine, 2015
  • LearningElite, Chief Leaning Officer magazine, 2015
  • 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, Corey Haire, Divisional Vice President, East Coast, Automotive News magazine, 2015

Local Workplace

  • Top Workplaces in Atlanta, large employer category, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Atlanta, Georgia, 2016-2018
  • Best Large Companies to Work for in Texas, FORTUNE magazine, 2018
  • Top Workplaces in the Richmond-Area, Sterling Award, mega-size category, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, #1 rank 2014-2018
  • Great Places to Work in the Richmond Region, Richmond Magazine, Richmond, Virginia, 2017
  • Active RVA Certified, Richmond, Virginia, 2013-2017

Customer Experience & Innovation

  • Best in Auto Marketing, Media Post, 2017
  • CIO 100 Honoree, CIO Magazine, 2017
  • Customer Service Department of the Year, Gold Stevie Winner, The American Business Awards, 2017
  • Large Capital Projects Award, 21st Annual Technology Awards, Richmond Technology Council, Richmond, Virginia, 2016

Philanthropy & Corporate Citizenship

  • U.S. Retail RepTrack 100, Reputation Institute, Reputation Institute, 2018
  • America’s Most JUST Company in the Retailing Industry, JUST Capital, 2016
  • RVA’s Top Corporate Donors, Generosity Inc., Richmond BizSense, Richmond, Virginia, 2017

Local Reader-Voted "Best of" Awards:

  • Top Used Car Dealer, Fresno Bee, Fresno, California, 2015-2019
  • Best Place to Buy a Used Car, Charleston City Paper, Charleston, South Carolina, 2015-2016, 2019
  • Best Car Dealership, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, 2015-2018
  • Top Used Car Dealer, Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2017-2018
  • Consumers' Choice Award - Pre-Owned Sales, Consumers' Choice Awards, Atlanta, Georgia, 2018
  • Best Used Car Dealer, The Reporter, Solano, California, 2018
  • Best Auto Dealer-Used, The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, Maryland, 2018
  • Best Car Dealer,The IndyStar, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2018
  • Best Used Car Dealer, The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas, 2018
  • Best Place to Buy a Pre-Owned Car, Richmond Magazine, Richmond, Virginia, 2018
  • Loudon's Favorite Used Car Dealership, LoudonNow, Loudon, Virginia, 2018
  • Columbus Choice Favorite Overall Car Dealer, The Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, Ohio, 2018
  • Best Car Dealer - Used The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 2018
  • Best Place to Buy a Used Car, The Freelance Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia 2018
  • Best Car Dealer in West County,The Ventura County Star, Camarillo, California, 2018
  • Best Car Dealership, Inglewood Today, Inglewood, California, 2017
  • Best Pre-Owned Auto Dealer,The Examiner, Eastern Jackson County, Missouri, 2017
  • Best Independent Used Car Dealer, Providence Journal, Providence, Rhode Island, 2017
  • Top Pick Used Car Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, 2016
  • Best Used Car Dealer, The Reporter, Vacaville, California, 2016
  • Best Automotive Dealership, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee, 2016
  • Best Used Car Dealership, Hoover Sun, Birmingham, Alabama, 2016
  • Favorite Car Dealership, Fredericksburg Parent and Family magazine, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2016
  • Best Place to Buy a Used Vehicle, Lillie Suburban Newspapers, Maplewood, Minnesota, 2016
  • Best Used Auto Dealership, Prince William Today, Manassas, Virginia, 2015-2016
  • Best Car Dealership, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2015-2016
  • Best Local Car Dealer, Washington FAMILY magazine, Washington, D.C, 2015-2016
  • Best Place to Buy a Used Car,, New Haven, Connecticut, 2015-2016
  • Best Place to Buy a Car, Style Weekly, Richmond, Virginia, 2015-2016
  • Best Used Car Dealership, Memphis Flyer, Memphis, Tennessee, 2015-2016
  • Best Used Car Dealership, Free Times, Columbia, South Carolina, 2015-2016
  • Best Place to Buy a Used Car, Charleston City Paper, Charleston, South Carolina, 2015-2016
  • Best Used Car Dealer, Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2015
  • Best Place to Buy a Used Car, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida, 2015
  • Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer, The Reader, Omaha, Nebraska, 2015
  • Best Place to Buy a Pre-Owned VehicleLexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, 2015
  • Best Used Car Auto Dealership, Leesburg and Ashburn Today, Leesburg, Virginia, 2015
  • Best Used Car Dealer, Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster, Indiana, 2015

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