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News   June 6, 2017   by Allan Janssen

Congratulations to all our Shop of the Year nominees

Our Shop of the Year program is a way to tell the stories of some of the most progressive shops in Canada.

If you go back and look at some of the winners, they’re all what we would call “aspirational” shops. We want to give you a glimpse into the minds of the most successful entrepreneurs in our industry.

This year’s winner, Jeff and Jen Hoff of Gears Plus, fit the mold perfectly. Their six-bay shop near the banks of the Nechako River in Prince George, B.C. is a bustling hive of activity. They’re relentlessly positive about the industry, excited to work on their customers’ vehicles, and committed to the most advanced tooling and training available. More to the point, Jeff has a unique way of expressing himself, and his enthusiasm for the industry is infectious.

We could have drawn great lessons from any one of the 18 great shops that were nominated this year.

Every one of them is moving forward in our rapidly changing industry, keeping up with technology, and meeting their customers’ ever-expanding expectations. They’re thinking ahead and constantly reinventing themselves.

Congratulations to all 18 shops. They’re all winners in our books!

Gears Plus, Prince George, B.C.

Bernard’s Quality Cars, Flesherton, Ont.

Master Mechanic High Park, Toronto, Ont.

Searles Auto Repairs, Victoria, B.C.

George Rempel Auto Centre, Winnipeg, Man.

Erskine’s Service Centre, Orangeville, Ont.

Eastside Automotive (two locations), Oakville, Ont.

Dalzells Automotive Maintenance & Repair, Edmonton, Alta.

Ken Grady Automotive Repair, Douro, Ont.

Frank Motors, Winnipeg, Man.

Ultimate Car Care Ltd., Peterborough, Ont.

Service Ruest et Babin, Rimouski, Que.

OK Tire Saanichton, Saanichton, B.C.

McKane Motor Sales, Timmins, Ont.

John’s Quality Auto Service, Lindsay, Ont.

J & M Automotive Repair, Selwyn, Ont.

Erol’s Automotive, Cochrane, Alta.

Ellis Automotive, Lakefield, Ont.

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