FFUN Group announces its latest acquisition of Nipawin Chrysler Dodge in Northeast Saskatchewan
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018 – SASKATOON, SK — The FFUN Group is one of the fastest growing companies in Canada, and that growth continues with the recent acquisition of Nipawin Chrysler Dodge, a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and recreational dealership in northeast Saskatchewan. Effective April 2, 2018, this partnership gives the FFUN Group twenty-three locations in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario.
As the automotive industry continues to evolve, as does small town Saskatchewan, Nipawin Chrysler Dodge owners, Ivan & Lyle Stankowski, began looking for a strategic partner to help expand the business and stay competitive. “We have been courting with the FFUN Group for nearly 3 years,” said Ivan Stankowski. “We needed support and the more we got to know them, the more we were assured that we found a company that is committed to Saskatchewan, shares our same values, and most importantly, will allow us to better compete for your business, ensuring we’ll be a mainstay in Nipawin for years to come.”
With the FFUN Group already operating another Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership in their portfolio, this was built to be an easy transition. The bigger change for the local dealer was the access to group-wide inventory, in-house financing and best practices. This includes additional manpower and expertise to help them compete in an ever-increasing digital world. Yet none of these are additions by subtraction.
“Every staff member was offered a job, and everyone stayed. I think that tells you a lot about the value they’re bringing to us and our team’s views on it,” added Stankowski.
The FFUN Group was established in 2003 in Saskatoon, and have quickly risen to become one of the most active and recognized companies in Saskatchewan. Serving their customers with brands they know and love, such as Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Kia, Acura, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Ford, Lincoln, Harley Davidson, Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo, Can-Am and many more, the FFUN Group is about more than just selling and servicing motor products. They are about providing a fun and enjoyable purchase and post-purchase experience. This is a big reason why they are one of the fastest growing businesses in the country and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies.
Mark Loeppky, CEO of the FFUN Group, said the new staff and location in Nipawin are a welcomed addition to the group. “Nipawin Chrysler Dodge has a phenomenal reputation in the local community and beyond. Meeting with their staff I was blown away by their positivity and particularly, their longevity at the company. Their commitment just shows the passion to these brands. We’re hoping by adding their local expertise to our industry-leading resources, we’ll be able to create an even better customer experience for everyone in this corner of the province.”
It’s this continued commitment to growing their presence in the community that resonated with Stankowski. “Despite being so driven to grow, the FFUN Group’s corporate culture is all about a positive attitude and creating lasting relationships. We’re thankful for Mark and the FFUN Group for investing in Nipawin and recognizing the potential of this community. It’s up to us now to use these new resources and keep delivering that personalized service our customers have come to expect.”
Two changes are currently planned for the dealership. After 34 years with the business, part-owner Lyle Stankowski will be retiring. He was an integral part of this company’s success and this transition. Ivan Stankowski will remain as general manager and dealer partner. The dealership will also see is a divisional split. The automotive division will continue to be operate as Nipawin Chrysler Dodge, while the recreation division will take on the new name, Nipawin Motor Sports & Marine. All locations will remain on main street in Nipawin.
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About the FFUN Group
Since its inception in 2003, the FFUN Group has established itself as one of Canada’s leading privately-owned businesses. Built on a customer-centric, no-nonsense platform, it has since expanded to encompass a blend of these traditional community-focused values with an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit. Within a short timeframe, the FFUN Group has grown to operate 5 separate divisions representing over 20 businesses across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario. The FFUN Group is committed to bringing fun to life for employees and customers alike, that’s why their product lines have been strategically sought out to grow alongside their customers. From their first dirt bike to a spacious RV for the family, all the way to a luxury automobile. FFUN is more than a name; it’s an outlook, a way of living and doing business. It is a group of companies unified by a culture of quality, passion, empowerment, innovation, optimism, and growth; each working to make the world a “FFUN” place! For more info, visit www.ffun.com.