SURREY, British Columbia — OK Tire Stores Inc. has singled out OK Pneus Ste-Brigitte in Sainte-Brigitte-des-Sault, Quebec, as its ''National Store of the Year'' for 2020 in recognition of its track record of providing "outstanding quality" auto service to the local community.
"Receiving this award means so much to us," Martin Allard, co-owner of the franchised business, said. "We strive to be a staple in our community, and being honored with this award highlights our hard work and dedication to quality service and honesty."
Mr. Allard and his partner Mélanie Bédard have operated a filling station/auto repair business in Sainte-Brigitte-des-Sault since 2001.
They became OK Tire franchisees in 2013 and continue to operate a couple of gasoline pumps as well on the same site.
"We know we wouldn't be here today without the trust of our customers, and we're thrilled to continue to put our best foot forward for our community," Mr. Allard said during the recent awards presentation, held virtually.
"Our 2020 National Store of the Year distinguishes itself from the others through their knowledge and reputation of always providing expert service," Michael Rutherford, OK Tire chief operating officer, said.
"2020 brought many new challenges to communities across Canada, and we're tremendously proud of the team in Sainte-Brigitte-des-Sault for continuing to uphold OK Tire's outstanding reputation and for setting a standard to inspire all store owners."