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Dealer of the Year

Dealer of the year 2021

Auto Solution of Albuquerque, managed and co-owned by Paul & Jeda Craddick, has been selected as the New Mexico Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NMIADA) Dealer of the Year for 2021.  Auto Solution and their devoted team were nominated and selected for this award by their peers due to their successful business model, service to the community and on-going support to New Mexico’s automotive industry.

The Dealer of the Year Award is sponsored by longtime supporters of NMIADA, Cox Automotive and Manheim New Mexico. The award was presented by Maxine Vega, General manager of Manheim New Mexico at a gala awards dinner held at Isleta Resort and Casino on November 10th.

Opened in 2016, Auto Solution rapidly distinguished itself as one of New Mexico’s premier independent automobile dealerships.  With more than 80 vehicles in stock at their Alameda Blvd location, and two large Service Centers, Auto Solution sells more than 800 vehicles a year.  Jeda Craddick has served on the NMIADA Board of Directors since 2019, and currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board.  Clearly, their focus on customer service, employee development, and community involvement are a recipe for success.

Auto Solution’s community service includes work on behalf of Cuidando Los Niños, Roadrunner Food Bank, Koats for Kids, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Sandoval Economic Development, the Young Professionals of ABQ and Joy Junction.  Furthermore, Auto Solution has received numerous industry awards, including CarGurus Top Rated Dealer in 2020, Albuquerque Journal Reader’s Choice in 2018, and Albuquerque the Magazine’s Top 5 in 2017 and 2018.

Criteria to become Dealer of the Year


It is my belief: “Every man owes a portion of his time
and money to that industry or business from which he
derives his livelihood.”
- Theodore Roosevelt

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  1. Support their respective state association through his/her dedicated service.
  2. Demonstrate a willingness to be helpful in performing State Association duties
  3. Display a willingness to serve the Used Motor Vehicle Industry through helpful service to fellow dealers
    by sharing his/her knowledge, talent and experience.



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