FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. – Robert Vargo has sold his Alberta Motor Products dealership after more than 40 years at the helm.
Now operating as Summit GM, the Fort McMurray institution is the latest addition to the Kaizen Automotive Group. The Calgary-based dealership group runs eight stores and a collision centre.
According to local reports, Vargo first came to Fort McMurray in 1974 after getting dealership experience in Lethbridge.
He purchased Alberta Motor Products, which had sold a grand total of three vehicles the previous year.
Fort McMurray Today says the store retailed 1,900 new and 1,500 used last year.
“The community has been good to me and my family. The people in this community are loyal to local businesses,” Vargo told the paper. “I hope the new people treat the customers the same way I tried to treat them, which was as part of a family.”
- With files from Fort McMurray Today