Thank you Kathleen Black for buying our 2018 Legacy. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Kaitlyn Korolyk & William Wepruk for buying our 16 Equinox. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Joanne Authier for buying our 2012 Orlando. I really appreciate it!
Thank you Bryce Glowach for buying our 2014 Trax. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Gordon Ross for buying our 2014 Chevrolet Trax. Really appreciate it.
Thank you Christa Simard for buying our Town and Country. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Nuru Ahmed for buying our 2012 Hyundai Veracruz. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Brett Vickery for buying our 2016 Altima. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Stanley Tait for buying our 2015 Journey. I really appreciate it.
Thank you Bruno Marinelli for buying our 2012 Jeep Compass. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Jonathan Taker for buying our 2016 Ford F150!
Thank you James Gardiner for buying our 2013 Nissan Sentra. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Charlie Moar for buying our 2013 Grand Caravan. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Liam Bergeron for buying our 2012 Chevrolet Orlando. Enjoy your new ride!
Thanks Coralee/Dan Steinhilber for buying our 2011 BMW 335I XDrive. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Thank you Brenda Bell for buying our 2006 Hyundai Sonata. It's greatly appreciated!
Thank you Terri Cruly for buying our 2006 GMC Canyon. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Amireddin Ghiami for buying our 2015 Cruze. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Adam Brockie for buying our 2011 Chevrolet Impala. I really appreciate it.
Thank you Lorraine Fredette for buying our 2014 Nissan Versa. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Justin Huppe for buying our 15 Nissan Rogue. Really appreciated. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Krystal Nisly for buying our 2014 Honda CR-V. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Stacy Sunley for buying our 2012 Accord. enjoy your new ride!
Thanks a lot Andrea Chester for buying our 2010 Honda CR-V. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Anna Loewen for buying our 2017 Honda Odyssey. Hope you and your family enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Elizabeta Vujevic for buying our 2012 Journey. Muchly appreciated!
Thank you Dean Watanabe for buying our 2011 Ram 1500. Enjoy!!!!
Thank you Brooke Metalinos for buying our 2012 Accent. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Michael Hofer for buying our 2016 Grand Caravan. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Mulumeoderhwa Murhula for buying our 2014 Ford Fusion. I really appreciate it!
Thank you Loridawn Nuefeld for buying our 2013 Dodge Durango. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Holly Thrones for buying our 2015 Kia Optima. I really appreciate it!
Thank you Ricardo Barahona for buying our 2015 Hyundai Tucson. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Sara Brown for buying our 2013 Nissan Rogue. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Brook Dykstra for buying our 2010 Traverse. I really appreciate it!
Thank you Jan Pedersen for buying our 2012 BMW X5. Enjoy your new ride
Thank you Erin Shaw for buying our 2012 Nissan Versa. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Morgan Trembath for buying our 2014 Fiat 500L
Thank you Zenaida Browning for buying our 2008 Wave. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Encore Envelope for buying our 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan.
Thank you Andreas Wiens for buying our 2016 Ram Promaster City. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Darrell Levine for buying our 2012 Dodge Caliber. I really appreciate it!
Thank you Lee-Ann Erin Spence for buying our 2010 Nissan Sentra. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Adrian De Wildt for buying our 2014 Kia Sedona. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Jerrais Hodge for buying our 2013 Buick Encore. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Nasra Osman for buying our 2014 Elantra. I really appreciate it!
Thank You Margarete Bock for buying our 2012 Accord. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Tim Holunga for buying our 2011 Sierra. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Judith Proutt for buying our 2015 Jeep Compass. Enjoy your new ride!!!!
Thank you Greg Unger for buying our 2014 Buick Verano. I really appreciate it.
Thank you Justin Gallaher for buying our 2010 Santa Fe. I really appreciate it.
Thank you Amy Kinn for buying our 2012 Versa. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Gabriel Rosenfeld for buying our 2012 Edge. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Thomas Waldner for buying our 2013 Ford Escape. I really appreciate it.
Thank you Mathew Maltais for buying our 2009 Cobalt. Enjoy your new ride!
or call me at 204-783-5802.
My son and I went out today and gave out 50 Cheeseburgers (which Salisbury House helped out with the price - Cook and Manager making the burgers in the picture). We ran out again way to quickly and we are going to go out again on Tuesday - I've ordered a 100 cheeseburgers this time.
We also gave out 25 pairs of socks, 24 pairs of finger mitts, 10 scarves, 3 hand knitted afghans.
Everyone was very grateful. One gentleman came back twice to thank us for the burger and socks. He asked me what government agency I was with. When I told him that some of my clientele donated some of the items and money so that we could do this, he said 'Make sure they know how thankful I am!'.
I want to thank these people that donated money and some of the items. Know you made a lot of peoples lives a little easier today.
Rick Lippens, Peggy Bainard-Acheson, Julian Calyle-Gordge, Marion Mearon, Gord Price, Helen Hill, Neal Dow, Darlene Fardy, Glen Harrison, Leonard Wilk, Rina Weiszner, Anne Hindley, Johanna Wiebe, Scott Anderson, Wayne Arnould, Bill & Dana Daciw, Doreen Moed, Dave Myska, and Russ Linklater
You all need to be proud of yourselves.
25 Pairs of Socks, 24 Pairs of Finger Mitts, 10 scarves, 3 Hand-knitted Afghans, and 50 Cheeseburgers!
Everyone was very grateful. One gentleman came back twice to thank us for the burger and socks. He asked me what government agency I was with. When I told him that some of my clientele donated some of the items and money so that we could do this, he said 'Make sure they know how thankful I am!'
Congratulations to our Shop Foreman Licenced Technician, Scott Reinheimer and Michelle Edmunds on the birth of their first born, baby boy Charles Dylan Reinheimer. Charlie was born April 5, 2016, mom, dad and baby are all doing well. We wish them all the best with the adventures a new little one will bring to their lives.
In Memory of John Moed - Licenced Technician
August 30, 1953 - November 7, 2014
John was a large part in making Lanpro what it is today. John started at Lanpro Auto in October, 1989 and was with Lanpro since the day it opened. He worked at all facets of auto repair, from oil changes to fuel injection diagnostics. He was constantly upgrading and attended various training courses 4-5 times a year. John married his wife Dianne in 1972 and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
October 13, 2014 Lanpro Auto Celebrates 25 years in Business
When I started my career in the automotive field, my goal was to own my own new car dealership. I started off by taking the Automotive Technician course at Red River Community College. After graduating from it, I worked at a new car dealer, where I ended up getting my license. While working as a technician I went to night school where I took accounting. After five years as a technician, I went into management, 2 years at a box store automotive shop and then 9 years at a new car dealership. At the dealership, I was there from the day it opened, there was one technician and myself. I was the Parts and Service Manager. After about five years we added a Body Shop, which I also managed. We grew to a staff of 16 plus myself when I left.
In the spring of 1989, I decided that it wasn't likely I was going to be able to come up with enough money to acquire or start a new car dealership. So after a lot of thought and talking with my wife and parents, I decided the next best thing would be to start a repair shop and build from there. My ultimate goal was to have a one stop place where you could buy a vehicle and be able to have it repaired there too.
I scoured the ads for businesses for sale, looked at a few and ended up buying a person's equipment and tools and taking over his lease at the corner of Ellice Ave. and Wall St. This location was shared with Thrifty Car Rental. They had the front office and 1 bay, and I had 3 bays with my office/reception on the opposite end of the building at the back of the building with the entrance on the side. My next problem was a name. So my parents, wife, and I sat down and tried to come up with a name. I'm not very creative that way, but someone came up with the name Lanpro Auto Care Centre Ltd. Which in hindsight was way too long and Lanpro Auto would have been just fine.
Next issue was employees. The person I bought the tools and equipment from recommended that I keep on one of his employees, John, which I did. Through the paper's classified ads, I found and added one more technician. On October 13, 1989 I received the keys to my building and Monday at 8:00 am Lanpro Auto was started. We boomed right from the start and I thought, wow had I lucked onto a good thing. It was cold, vehicles were breaking down, which made us busy even though it was Christmas. But then I had a rude awakening. When February came, the weather was warm and at that time, it was when everyone's Autopac had to be paid by the end of the month. It was like someone turned the switch off and business slowed down to just about nothing, and it made me realize that this wasn't going to be as easy as I had thought. It would take a marketing plan to make us grow.
After 2 1/2 years, Thrifty Car Rental moved out and I was able to take over the whole building. This gave me 4 bays and my office was moved to the front of the building. This made things better visibility wise, and was way better to operate out of, for our clients as well as myself. When my lease ended after 8 years, we had out grown our building and I knew I would need a larger facility. I finally located our current location, which has nine bays, and on the September long weekend in 1997, we moved in and were ready for business on the Tuesday morning. It was a huge undertaking, with our employees and the help of family & friends, we managed to do it.
It's been a challenge to continue to grow in many ways, with finding the right employees to finding ways to grow our business. In the spring of 2007, I decided to add the sale of pre-owned vehicles. This has been a challenging and interesting addition to Lanpro Auto. It's a totally different type of business. It's now become an important part of our business.
When I think back to where I was when I started, to where we are today. It's been a long and challenging road with lots of peaks and valleys. There are times I've wondered if it was worth it, but overall I would have to say it was. We have 9 bays, state of the art equipment, and a total of 11 employees with John being with us from the day we started. I wanted a place where you could bring a vehicle and know you will get it repaired properly and also buy a pre-owned vehicle knowing you got value for your money. I'm quite proud to think we've come really close to reaching those lofty goals.
Al Runchey, 04/07/2022
Lanpro has been for over the past ten years my service center of choice. Regular maintenance and repairs have been attended to in a timely fashion every time and today for the first time I had to have my vehicle towed in with no appointment for a fuel pump malfunction. I thought I might have to wait a day or two for service to be completed, but within 3 hours I was called to let me know it was ready for pickup. Excellent customer service.