OK Tire Stores has announced that OK Pneus La Malbaie, located in Clermont, Quebec, has been awarded the 2021 National Store of the Year.
The National Store of the Year award is given to an OK Tire location that lives up to the OK Tire motto, “Always the Right Way,” and consistently delivers exceptional automotive services to its community. When the award was presented to them, Store Owners Frédéric Ouellet, Marc-Antoine Leblond, Martin Dassylva and Jean-François Marier were celebrated by colleagues and industry partners at the company’s 2022 Annual General Meeting held virtually.
50 years of experience
Frédéric Ouellet, Marc-Antoine Leblond, Jean-François Marier and Martin Dassylva have over 50 years of combined experience in the tire industry. In 2019, they decided to build a new location to continue their growth by adding mechanical services, customer tire storage, fleet services and distribution in the Clermont area. Their new 13,000 square foot location was a substantial investment and included local contractors to ensure the local community was involved in the construction.
The company supports many local charities and events, including field hockey, skiing, tennis and children’s Christmas. Well known for its community involvement, its strong charitable presence in the community contributed to its success in the face of all the challenges encountered during the pandemic.
“It is an honor for us to receive this award, and we are proud to offer our customers exceptional customer service at every visit,” said Frédéric Ouellet, owner of OK Pneus La Malbaie. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank our team, our customers and our corporate employees who continue to support us on a daily basis. We are moved by this honor and will continue to put our customers’ needs first today, and in the future.”
At OK Pneus La Malbaie, the mission of Frédéric, Marc-Antoine, Jean-François and Martin is clear: first and foremost, to understand the needs of their customers and to always offer outstanding service. Their dedication to providing customers with superior service to meet their needs is of paramount importance. Whether it’s for car, truck or heavy machinery tires, the latest car accessories or vehicle maintenance and repair, the OK Pneus La Malbaie team is the expert in the region.
“As a company, it’s always our priority to recognize the sensational teams that go above and beyond every day to serve customers, and this year’s National Store of the Year winner did just that,” explained Jim Bethune, president and CEO of OK Tires. “While businesses faced obstacles in 2021, we are very proud of OK Pneus La Malbaie for demonstrating innovation and true leadership in providing premium customer service in Clermont.”
In addition to the “National Store of the Year,” OK Tires presented the recipients of the “Regional Store of the Year” awards, recognizing the best service providers from a group of over 325 retail locations across the country. Stores that received an award include:
- OK Tire Quesnel (Pacific Region)
- OK Tire Whyte Avenue (Alberta Region)
- OK Tire 8th Street East (Prairie Region)
- OK Tire Owen Sound (Central Region)
- OK Pneus St-Hyacinthe (Eastern region)
- OK Tire North Sydney (Atlantic Region)
- OK Tire Port Kells (Commercial Store of the Year)