AutoChoice hosts open houses at four locations

At one of the AutoChoice open houses. The events were held to show off the new buildings and renovations at four of the company's locations.

By Mike Davey

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia — November 30, 2016 — AutoChoice Parts & Paints recently hosted open houses for the repair community and key suppliers in four of its locations. Over 100 repairers and other members of the automotive aftermarket attended each event. They were treated to a chance to see the new stores, food and numerous prize draws, including a draw for a big screen TV held at each of the four locations.

“We are honoured to have had such fantastic turnout and support in each of our four open houses. It validates our strategy of investing in local people and resources,” said Vafa Mirzaagha, Vice President of AutoChoice. “With 18 stores throughout Atlantic Canada, we are continuously renovating, expanding, or moving locations. Our events served as a way to celebrate our success with those who make it possible.”

The four locations that held open house events were the stores in Saint John, New Brunswick; New Minas, Nova Scotia, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Moncton, New Brunswick. The first three have recently moved to new buildings, while the store in Moncton has undergone significant renovations.

“We do full mechanical and collision sales at every location, but the renovations at the Moncton store were done in part to reflect that. It’s the same showroom, but with two different counters, ” says Mirzaagha.

A lucky winner with his new big screen TV. Draws for the TVs and other prizes were held at each location.  
A lucky winner with his new big screen TV. Draws for the TVs and other prizes were held at each location.  


Mirzaagha notes that a number of the company’s collision customers have added mechanical bays in recent years.

“More and more of our customers are starting to do that, and we want to make sure we can be a one-stop-shop for the entire automotive aftermarket,” he says.

AutoChoice Parts & Paints has experienced a lot of growth in recent years. The company acquired Hub City in January 2015, Miramichi Auto Value in December 2014 and Buzzell’s Auto Parts in December 2012. Currently the company employs 155 people, and more expansions may be in the works in the near future.

“We’ve got an expansion going on at our Bathurst location and we’re looking at expanding our presence in a few other markets,” says Mirzaagha.

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