The Friedkin Group – Why Work For Us?


A Values-Based Business is Good Business

Our Values—the common thread that unites our many associates—are woven into the fabric of our companies' cultures. They guide our personal interaction with each other and strengthen the commitment to create and maintain work environments that are high-performing, fun and great places to work. Our Values also govern how we conduct business with our customers and partners, helping to ensure that our actions are measured by not only what is legal, but more importantly, what is right.

  • We value our Associates.
  • We strive to deliver Customer Satisfaction.
  • We regard our Suppliers as essential team members.
  • We are accountable for the Quality of our work.
  • We demonstrate Integrity in all we do.
  • We provide Leadership as a company and as individuals.
  • We create an environment of Fun and Pride.

Wellness at Work

The Friedkin Group is one of Houston’s “Healthiest Employers” (2014, 2015) as named by the Houston Business Journal, and is recognized as a Fit-Friendly Workplace by the American Heart Association (2014, 2015). We are also the proud recipient of the Paragon Award by the Houston Business Coalition on Health (2015). These honors demonstrate our companies’ ongoing commitment to workplace wellness—an increasingly important partnership strategy between employers and associates to promote healthy living and a productive workforce.



Actively participating in our communities is an expression of Our Values and an opportunity to give back through service. We do this through the creation of partnerships with local civic, community and cultural organizations, and by the compassion and generosity of our associates. A few of our charitable initiatives and partnerships include:

  • American Diabetes Association
  • BP MS 150—official vehicle partner
  • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • Houston Astros Community Leaders
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Junior Achievement
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife
  • Toys for Tots Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Houston
  • YMCA Water Wise—founding partner


Serving as the headquarters for the majority of our companies, the Friedkin Corporate Campus was constructed in accordance to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifications—proof of our long-standing commitment to creating workspaces that are healthy, safe and environmentally responsible.

Resting on a sixteen-acre wooded site in West Houston, the campus includes two mid-rise office buildings and concourse, a 900-vehicle parking garage, a café, fitness facilities, jogging trails, a private park area, a basketball court and easy access to Houston’s greenbelt gem, Terry Hershey Park along Buffalo Bayou.


Anchored by Gulf States Toyota since 1969, The Friedkin Group is an industry leader and provider of innovative solutions primarily for the automotive industry. Each company within our diverse portfolio maintains its own esteemed reputation and brand position. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Friedkin Group employs over 2,700 associates across a multitude of disciplines.

The Friedkin Group's corporate and shared services organization provides a broad spectrum of strategic, high-value services and solutions which support the Group's business goals and competitive position. These services include human resources, information technology, legal, financial, accounting, and other administrative services.

undefined Gulf States Toyota is one of the world's largest Toyota distributorships. GST partners with over 150 dealerships in a five-state region to meet the popular demand for Toyota and Scion cars, trucks and SUVs.
undefined GSFSGroup comprises several affiliated companies that provide and service financial and insurance products offered with the purchase of an automobile.
undefined US AutoLogistics is known throughout the automobile transport industry for its S.O.L.D. service—safe, on-time, legally compliant and damage-free delivery of the world’s best automobile brands.
undefined GS Marketing is a full service direct marketing company with 25 years of experience marketing products and services for automotive dealerships and dealer groups.
undefined Westside Lexus and Northside Lexus strive to be the most successful and respected automobile dealerships in the country.
 undefined Legendary Adventures offers safe, comfortable, exclusive safaris to the most spectacular wilderness regions of Tanzania.

For over four decades, the companies that make up The Friedkin Group have quietly established remarkable reputations as great places to work. Across our multifaceted enterprise, our companies continue to create opportunities for associates to excel at what they do best.

At The Friedkin Group, we believe top talent is the difference between good and great business
performance. To continue our track record of stellar success, we’re hiring smart, savvy individuals for our high-performing portfolio of companies. Reach great heights with us!

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    Great Company! Proud to be here

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    Amazing Value System and Culture, Great Benefits, Wonderful work atmosphere Work 36.5 hours per week. Beautiful corporate campus with on-site deli, Starbucks and free Covered Parking Had desk, computer, phone, company network access day one.


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    Keep up the great work. Your employees are very proud of the companies they support. It is nice to see pride in the workplace.

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at The Friedkin Group in November 2014.


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The Friedkin Group Awards & Accolades

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Largest Houston-Area Private Companies , Houston Business Journal, 2014
Healthiest Employers , Houston Business Journal, 2015
Healthiest Employers , Houston Business Journal, 2014
Fit-Friendly Worksite Platinum Achievement , American Heart Association (AHA), 2014
Paragon Award , Houston Business Coalition on Health, 2015
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Additional Info

Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1969
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services

Established by Dan Friedkin, The Friedkin Group is a privately held consortium of businesses and investments primarily in the automotive and adventure travel industries. The diverse portfolio of companies is anchored by Gulf States Toyota, founded in 1969 and one of the world’s largest independent Toyota distributors, and includes GSFSGroup, US AutoLogistics, GS Marketing, Westside Lexus and Northside Lexus, and Legendary Adventures, among others. Based in Houston, Texas, The Friedkin Group employs over 2,700 associates across a multitude of disciplines. The Friedkin ... More

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