SDM founded its Dealer of the Year Award in 1980 to recognize one company every year that demonstrates unmistakable success, a high level of innovation, the use of industry best practices, and notable growth and accomplishments in the security dealer industry. Companies of every size have earned the award and inspired their peers with the unique ways they’ve approached their business, the industry, and the community around them.
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Applying for SDM’s Dealer of the Year Award is a two-part process.
Companies are nominated by others or nominate themselves to receive the formal application.
Companies meeting the basic qualifications outlined in the nomination form will receive the formal application from SDM and need to return it by a specific deadline.
Once all of the applications have been received, SDM’s editorial staff reviews and scores them individually, then meets to compare scores and determine a winner. The winner is notified and a photo shoot and interview times are scheduled. The winner is profiled in SDM’s December issue and on the website.