Family, friends, loyal customers and dignitaries gathered September 17 to help celebrate the grand re-opening of Koch Ford Lincoln in south Edmonton.The second and third generation of Kochs unveil Koch Ford Lincoln's new logo during their grand re-opening on September 17.[/caption]
A mainstay of south Edmonton for over 45 years, Koch Ford Lincoln’s grand re-opening was a chance to show off a new showroom and service area, as well as celebrate the Koch family’s long history of dedication to the community.
Owners Dave, Duane and Rick Koch were proud to have Ford of Canada President and CEO Dianne Craig in attendance, as well as Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel and Member of Parliament James Rajotte.Brothers Dwight, Duane, Rick and Dave Koch are presented with Ford's Golden Shovel Award by Ford Canada President and CEO Dianne Craig at the Grand Re-Opening of Koch Ford Lincoln on September 17.
“This is a tremendously proud moment for all of us at Koch Ford Lincoln,” said Dave Koch. “Our new showroom provides a more comfortable environment for our staff and customers and to showcase the amazing Ford line up.”
Changes to the showroom include brighter lights, improved air flow in the service bays, several environmental features as well as a new VIP Lounge, reserved especially for Lincoln customers.
“Generations of Kochs have been proud to serve generations of customers. This new showroom symbolizes the future of our relationship with the people of Edmonton,” added Rick Koch.
Many guest speakers spoke of the Koch’s dedication to the community through organizations such as Rotary, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and many more.“We have always believed that owning a business means a responsibility to be good citizens of the community,” commented Duane Koch. “The reason is simple: we live here, too. We’re happy to support the community and a great quality of life.”