Long time Airdrie-based business changes location
Airdrie dealership Cam Clark Ford has officially moved into its new facility located on the north side of Veteran’s Boulevard, just across the road from its old location.
This location is the third the business has occupied in Airdrie since its inception. In 1987, it was located along the Wild Mile, also known as East Lake Ramp, with all the other dealerships in Airdrie.
“Cam started with 12 employees in a couple smaller buildings along the Wild Mile. We have seen year-over-year growth for the past few years,” said General Sales Manager Sean Bell.
“The reason for moving into the new facility... is because customer service is the No. 1 thing. It requires a brand new facility to have as many service bays ... to make sure we do everything we can for our customers.”
In the 1990s Cam Clark Ford was the top retailer in Canada. The business has maintained its status among the top retailers in the country.
Cam Clark Ford has expanded its services and now boasts 23 service bays, six quick lube bays, an automated car wash and a full service body shop.
One thing Airdronians may have noticed over the years is the amount of stock on hand in the business’ lot. That inventory has grown.
“With the grand opening and the 25th anniversary, we have more vehicles than ever in our history,” said Bell. “Our theory is, with the age of the Internet, the customer gets very specific and not many dealers can stock to everybody’s taste. There is something available for everybody on site.”
Once all the inventory has been moved over to the new location, the dealership will have nearly 1,000 vehicles on site. Bell said one way Cam Clark Ford is different from other dealerships is its investment into the city. The new facility has community meeting rooms and supports a number of local events.
“Whether you are in the market or not, come down and check out the new building,” said Bell. “There is a little something for everyone. It’s not all about selling cars... we are a proud supporter of the community.”