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!
Thank you Tara Evans for buying our 2011 Ranger. I really appreciate it.
Thank you Toni Thomson for buying our 2016 Audi A3. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Jessica Peters for buying our Versa. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Heather Graham for buying our 2012 Ford focus. I really appreciate it!
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!'
Thank you Barbara Lynne Hales for buying our 2010 Corolla. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Gary Squires for buying our 2006 Buick Lucerne. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Christine Deford for buying our 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. I really appreciate you purchasing all those vehicles from us.
Thank you Kristen for buying our 2012 Rogue. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Judy Flack for buying our 2011 Ford Fiesta. I really appreciate all the vehicles you have purchased from us and all the maintenance and repairs on your vehicles you've had us do for you.
Thank you Tanya Sigurdson for buying our 2008 Nissan Frontier. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Robin Nelson for buying our 2015 Buick Verano. Really appreciate it.
Thank you Sreekanth Harindranath for buying our 2005 Toyota Avalon. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Ifeyinwa Hundeyin, for buying our 2015 Kia Sportage, enjoy your new ride!
Thanks Maxwell Fairweather for purchasing our 2016 Nissan Versa Note, enjoy the new ride.
Thank you to Marc Dornez and family for purchasing our 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer SE, enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Cory Lowry, for purchasing out 2016 Jeep Cherokee North, enjoy you new ride!
Thanks Craig Wallace for purchasing our 2010 Jeep Patriot, enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Destiny Kehler Szabo, for buying our 2010 Dodge Journey. Enjoy!
Thank you Anthony Kantonen for buying our 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
Thanks Matthew Teles for buying our 2009 Colorado. Enjoy your ride!"
Thank you Lyne Ecker for buying our 2009 Mitsibishi Outlander. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Ethan Foley for buying our 2009 Nissan Rogue. Appreciated. Enjoy your ride.
Thank you Matteo Zifarelli for buying our 2017 Nissan Titan. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Tyler Christie for buying our 2012 Toyota Tacoma. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Greg Enns for buying our 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. Really appreciate it. Enjoy the new ride.
Thank you Michelle Colburn for buying our 2016 Colorado. Enjoy your new ride!
Thanks Jim Grainger for buying our 2010 Subaru Forester. You are going to find driving an AWD in the winter amazing.
Thank you Keewatin Air for buying our 12 Patriot. Glad we can help you out.
Thank you Brenda Braun for buying our 2012 Nissan Versa.I really appreciate it.
Thank you Quy Tran for buying our 2011 Nissan Murano. Enjoy your first ride!!
Thank you David Sigurdson for buying our 2007 Buick Allure. Greatly appreciated!
Thank you Wade Derkson for buying our 2016 Nissan Altima. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Braden Meilleur for buying our 2012 Kia Soul. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Dave and Nangmalik Wiseman, for buying our 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Thank you Gerald Bencharski for buying our 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. Enjoy your new ride!!!
Thank you Lynda Ratte for buying our 2008 Honda CRV. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Alana & Erik Spindler, they purchased our 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Donna Emek for buying our 2013 Nissan Juke. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Tanner Wilson for buying our 2011 Silverado. Enjoy your new ride!!!!!
Thank you Irenge Marcellin for buying our 2011 Dodge Caliber. Really appreciate it.
Thank you Abbie Sayer for buying our 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Shantal Buhler for buying our 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. Greatly appreciated.
Thank you Tom Ponech for buying our 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. I really appreciate it.
Thank you Doug Hanisch for buying our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's so appreciated during these trying times. Enjoy the ride!
Thank you Loida Mendez for buying our 2010 GMC Terrain. During these trying times it is appreciated so so much!
Thank you Patrick Balness for buying our 2013 Ford Fusion. Much appreciated!
Thank you Sumeet Pal Sekhon for buying our 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Michaila Horkoff for buying our 2008 Toyota Camry. It is one nice ride - Enjoy it!
Thank you Wyatt Zechel for buying our 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Enjoy your new ride!
Enjoy your new ride Carolyn Fenny. Thanks for buying our 2014 Nissan Versa Note!
Thank you Maria Sheard for buying our 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Nicole Stewart for buying our 2014 Nissan Rogue. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Charlemagne Jr. Acio for buying our 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Enjoy that minty new ride!
Todd Poirier, Thank you for purchasing our 2008 Mazda Tribute!
Thank you Leanne Foley for buying our 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Vaughan Bartel for buying our 2014 Dodge Journey. I really appreciate it. Enjoy!
Thank you Derek Young for purchasing our 2008 Ford F150. Enjoy your new ride!
Thanks Patrick Sarmiento for buying our 2012 Kia Forte. Enjoy your new ride. Happy New Year!!!!!
Thank you Francis Smee for buying our 2013 Kia Sorento. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!
Thank you, Jonathon Lee for purchasing our 2010 Dodge Journey. Merry Christmas and the best for the New Year!
Thank you Johanna Wiebe for buying our 2007 Dodge Caliber. Enjoy your new ride. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!
Thank you Carolyn Creed for buying our 2009 Dodge Caliber. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you Peter Wojcik for buying our 2009 Tacoma. Enjoy your new ride. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!
Thank you Aaron Gudmundson for buying our 2012 Volkswagen Passat. I really appreciate it!
Thank you Maxwell Fairweather for buying our 2011 Ford Fiesta. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Daniel Carriere for buying our 2009 Kia Sportage. I really appreciate it!
Thank you Michael Mutch for buying our 2008 Saturn Astra.
Thank you Makhlouf Chabane Chaouche for buying our 2014 Kia Rondo. Enjoy your new ride!
Thanks Eileen Jones for buying our 2015 Chevrolet Trax. Also thanks for the kind words "Dealt with both Julian and Matthew and they were both fantastic to work with. Quick and efficient service with a very friendly manner. Bonus on the 10 free oil changes! Would highly recommend. "
Thanks to Angel Moffat for buying our 2008 Lincoln MKX, enjoy your new ride
We received the following "Thank You" from one of our new clients:
I wanted to acknowledge the package we received from Lanpro. My wife, Elizabeth, was especially happy with the chocolates.
I was quite pleased with the service we received at Lanpro, especially as they knew we were travelling back north the next day. I had read positive reviews about your centre on a website and I was not disappointed. I have shared that with people from the north looking for quality service.
We do not get to Winnipeg often but if we do need further assistance, Lanpro is already in my phone contacts.
Again, our appreciation to Lance for the card and package and we look forward to future business.
David and Elizabeth Williamson
Norway House, MB
Thank you Louie and Susan White for buying our 2014 Kia Soul. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Zackary Harder for purchasing our 2010 Dodge Charger. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Manuel & Betty Correia for buying our 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan. Great buy - Enjoy!
Thank you Ley Fraser. I really appreciate you buying our 13 Fiat 500. Enjoy!
Thanks Elizabeth Wall for buying our 2013 Nissan Juke. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Leanne Maclean for buying our 2013 Honda Civic!
Gord Kidder, thanks a lot for buying our 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt. Enjoy your new ride.
Bjarne Aasland bought our 2010 Dodge Journey. Thanks a lot!
"Thank you Henry Giesbrecht for buying our 2010 Ford Fusion. Enjoy your new ride."
Thank you Blair Rance for buying our 2005 Honda Accord. Enjoy the car!!
Thank you Darlene and Mike Fardy for buying our 2014 Ford Escape. Enjoy your ride. Darlene said: "Mike is off to golf. Thanks again for your help. You guys are always so helpful."
Thank you to Kevin Winfield for purchasing our 1997 Saturn SL1!
Thank you Barbara Kostinuik for buying our 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Franz / Anna Wiebe for buying our 2013 Chrysler Town and Country!
Thank you Jusphine Taban for buying our 2008 Jeep Compass!
Thank you William Klassen for buying our 2012 Hyundai Tucson!
Thank you Douglas Zapp for buying our 2011 Focus!
Thanks, Lori Armstrong for buying our 2008 Ford Edge. Enjoy the vehicle.
Thank you Cristina Joseph for buying our 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt. I really appreciate it
Thanks Nathalie Siemens for buying our 2010 Pontiac G3. Enjoy your ride.
Thank you Will Goetz for buying our 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Matthew Lagace for buying our 2012 Hyundai Elantra. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Lisa O'Hara for buying our 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Enjoy your new ride!!!
Thank you Terry Bialek for buying our 2006 Toyota Corolla. I really appreciate it.
Thanks Diane Moed for buying our 2010 Dodge Avenger. Diane said "I'm really happy with the car. Thanks for the awesome service and great deal.
Thank you Noah Garbutt for buying our 2011 Ford Ranger. Enjoy your new and 1st ride.
Evangeline Cayanan purchased our 2011 Nissan Rogue. Enjoy your ride.
Thank you Jeff Horkoff for buying our 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. Jeff said, "Love the van!"
Thank you Mary Anne Nurmi for buying our 2012 Fiat 500. Enjoy your new ride.
Enjoy your new ride Bryan McNeil. Thanks for buying our 2013 Kia Soul.
Thanks Bing Wong. You will love the 2014 Nissan Sentra that you bought from us.
Thank you Cayman Enns for buying our 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Jennifer Knott for buying our 2012 Ford F150. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you Christine Deford for buying 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx. Enjoy your ride!
Thanks Candace Lopez for buying our 2007 Honda Element. I really appreciate it.
Thanks Laurie Lee Hackert for buying our 2011 Jeep Compass. Enjoy your new ride.
Thanks Ryan Palmerton for buying our 2012 Ford Escape. Really appreciated.
Thank you Heather Emberley for buying our 2010 Toyota Rav4. All the Best in the New Year to you and your family!
Thank you to MacKenzie Dieleman, she purchased our 2013 Dodge Dart. Merry Christmas and the best in the New Year!
Thank you Matthew Schnaider for purchasing our 2007 Dodge Dakota. Enjoy your new ride!!!! Merry Christmas !!!!! and All the Best in the New Year!!!!!
Michaele Penner purchased our 2007 Toyota Camry XLE on December 12. Thanks Michael and enjoy your new ride!
Cheryl-Lynn Dani bought our 2006 Nissan Murano. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your new ride. Merry Christmas and All the Best in the New Year!!!!!
Thank you Duane Kuhl for buying our 2012 Jeep Compass. Enjoy your new ride. Have a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
Thanks Violet Paille for purchasing our 2010 Chevrolet Aveo. Looks like you are as happy as we are selling it to you. Enjoy your new ride!
Thank you Gabriel Stacey-Chartrand for buying our 2009 Saab 9-3 Aero. Nice car. Enjoy your new ride.
Thanks David Hologroski for buying our 2007 Toyota Yaris. I really appreciate it. David said "Thanks for being patient with us while we decided! This was great!"
Enjoy your new ride Joe Ruzic. Thank you for purchasing it. That's quite a difference from what you were driving.
Linda Lee purchased our 2005 Chevrolet Epica on November 2. That is car #3 you've purchased from us. Thank you Linda!
We received this thank you note from Cheryl Waldner. First of all thank you so much for the kind words not to mention the cookies are not only good, but they sure are neat!
This is what the thank you note said:
"To the folks at Lanpro,
Thank you so much for taking care of me and my car. I'm glad to have found you. Your team treat me with respect and kindness, fixes my vehicle in a timely manner, provides reasonable pricing, and Matt and Julian are always patient and thorough when communicating with me.
My dad was always the go to guy when it came to vehicle maintenance (he was a welder and mechanic by trade) but he passed away in 2016.
I can't rightly express how grateful I am that you treat your clients like family members. It sure makes a difference and means a lot.
Enjoy those little treats.
Congrats to Keith Assailly, he purchased our 2011 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT on October 12. Keith said "It's all good! Very happy." about the experience.
Congratulations to Gabriel Morais Tavares who purchased our 2006 Buick Allure. Gabriel said "This was a great buying experience. Thanks."
Thanks Frederick Marasigan for buying our 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. Enjoy your new ride.
Thank you to Francine Wood who purchased our 2010 Chevrolet Equinox on September 25. Enjoy your new ride Francine!
Our thanks to Beatriz Serpa, she purchased our 2007 Kia Sedona on September 19,2018.
Thank you to Pedro Guilherme. He purchased our 2011 Hyundai Accent GLS on September 18, 2018.
Thanks Christine Deford for buying our 2014 Ford Focus. I really appreciate it. Enjoy your new ride.
Former Winnipeg Jets goalie Joe Daley was in for service and took a moment to talk to Matt about last nights game! He also gave us a big "GO JETS GO!" for Thursdays upcoming game and we appreciated every minute of it.
On April 30, Lanpro had 2 new hoists installed. They replace the two hoists that were over 33 years old.
Enjoy your new ride Marc and Nicole Normandeau. They purchased our 2008 Honda Civic. They said "It was a good experience." Thank you!
Shirley Galbon purchased our 2011 Chevrolet Aveo. When seated in her new Aveo, she rolled the window down and said "We're good! This is good."
Thank you Shayna Hall for purchasing our 2011 Kia Forte. Enjoy your new ride. Shayna said "I loved it!"
Rene Martens purchased our 2009 Dodge Nitro on April 17. Rene said "This was pretty darn good, thanks!"
March 29, our 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche was purchased by Lori Stetina. Lori literally said "Yaaaaay I'm so excited!"
Norbaddy Roallo bought the 2010 Jeep Patriot, on March 29. He said "This was good, thanks!"
Helena Chezick purchased the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze on March 27. Helena said "This was great, thank you!"
On March 28, David Luswata purchased the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. David said "You will be getting 5 stars from me!"
On March 28 Michelle and Dan Riedner purchased the 2010 Nissan Rogue. They said "We are so relieved to have found this place!" Thanks, and enjoy your new ride.
Chika Anele from Brandon purchased our 2008 Nissan Rogue. Enjoy your new ride Chika!
Congratulations to Liam Barrett! He purchased our 2011 Kia Forte on March 16th.
On March 9th, Karen Exell purchased our 2011 Buick Lucerne. Congratulations Karen!
Meet Victor Ogunlana
Lanpro welcomes Victor Ogunlana, Victor joined the Lanpro team February 2018.
John McKellop bought our 2012 Chevrolet Orlando today. "It's just what we needed!" Says John. Thanks a lot John!
Anna Bryer purchased our 2011 Hyundai Accent L on February3, 2018. Thanks a lot Anna!
Thank you to Kimberly Skromeda for her purchase of our 2008 Ford Ranger Sport on February 9, 2018.
Our 2007 Ford F-150 XLT was purchased January 30, 2018. New owner Eugene says "It looks great!"
The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox was purchased by Asha Ali on January 6, 2018.
2012 Nissan Altima sold January 5, 2018 to Jim and Laurie-Anne Regula said thanks for everything guys!
On January 4, 2018 Robin Roy purchased our 2004 Chrysler Concorde, thank you very much!
28th Anniversary for Lanpro Auto
To celebrate this occasion, Lanpro has a 28th Anniversary Special.
Present this coupon before work order is written.
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.
Meet Brian Kim
Lanpro welcomes Brian Kim, Brian joined the Lanpro team October 2017.
Meet Jackie Lin
Lanpro welcomes Jackie Lin, Jackie joined the Lanpro team May 2017.
Meet Austin Sucharyna
Lanpro welcomes Austin Sucharyna, Austin joined the Lanpro team January 2017.
Meet Dylan Reinheimer
Lanpro welcomes Dylan Reinheimer, Dylan joined the Lanpro team December 2016.
New Tire Changer
Our new tire changer was installed last Friday (posted April 10, 2016). It allows us to work on larger diameter wheels as well. It also helps to protect any wheel from being damaged.
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.
Our New Digital Sign
Our New Look
Lanpro has replaced their signs. The new signs on our building have our logo and website information on them. The biggest change is our new digital pole sign. This sign is able to display current specials and promotions, our pre-owned vehicles for sale, the weather and other information.
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 licence. 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.
First Time Client Special
Receive $15.00 Off any first invoice over $100.00 before taxes.
Manny Revidad, 08/27/2021
Staff are great ! honest and dependable. Diagnostic for the vehicle is accurate .. you don’t need to bug them they will call you right away when it’s ready ! Thanks everyone.. Manny Revidad