Dealer Spotlight | West Coast Auto Group

by Christina Pronger on September 12, 2016

A Legacy of Excellence

For close to 50 years, the West Coast Auto Group (WCAG) have brought not only exceptional customer service but community support to communities and surrounding cities of Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge BC. Starting with West Coast Motors Ltd. in 1953 owned by Ted Jones, the West Coast Auto Group is now operated by the third generation of the Jones family. West Coast Motors Ltd. became West Coast Ford Lincoln in 1971, and West Coast Auto Group formed when West Coast Ford Lincoln joined forces with West Coast Toyota and West Coast Mazda in the late 80s. The group now includes West Coast Nissan and West Coast Kia for a total of five dealerships—all dealerships put customers and community first.

Community Ties

Every year, the West Coast Auto Group supports their communities in significant ways. They have supported the RCMP Citizens on Patrol program for more than a decade, providing a safe, reliable vehicle for citizen volunteers who devote their time to ensuring a safe community for everyone. An integral part of the community, the WCAG supports and participates in events like the Heart&Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike Event, and every year one lucky local high school graduate wins a pre-owned car from the group—now that’s a grad present!

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The West Coast Auto Group also actively supports up to 25 community groups through the Founder’s Cup Foundation. Recipients include the Rotary Club of Haney, The Maple Ridge Community Foundation, Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation, Kidsport, Juvenile Diabetes and Alisas Wish, Alouette Addictions, InnerVisions Recovery Society, BC Sports Hall of Fame, Pacific Open Heart Association, and Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute.

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The the West Coast Auto Group Football Club (WCAGFC) which has over 4,000 youth members is one of the largest contributions of community involvement from the West Coast Auto Group. The club supports both youth and adult programs and with roots tracing back to the 1960s, this club is about more than supporting football. The WCAGFC is a shining example of how groups working independently can unite and work towards a common goal to create something truly unique and meaningful. The motto on the West Coast Auto Group Football Club website is “Driving Soccer Forward.” Given the club’s longstanding history in the community and the range of ages it supports, one could easily argue that the WCAGFC is paving the way for community leadership in sport and inclusivity—creating a model for other businesses to follow.

Relationships Matter

Both customer service and employee satisfaction/well-being are top of mind for the West Coast Auto Group. In a recent interview with Today’s Drive Scott Jones and Michelle Jones-Ruppell said “We support our community, and we appreciate the support the community gives us in return. We go above and beyond to make sure our customers enjoy doing business with us.”

It’s clear the Jones family are leaders in community excellence and set the bar high for other business leaders in their communities. The communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are lucky to have the Jones family call them home.

Website Links

  1. West Coast Ford Lincoln
  2. West Coast Nissan
  3. West Coast Toyota
  4. West Coast Mazda
  5. West Coast Kia

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