Friendship Auto Service Ltd.
603 Railway Ave, Ashcroft, BC
Meet Cameron Tedford
After a devastating fire destroyed the Tedford’s Abbotsford, BC automotive shop, Cam and his wife, Deborah, began looking for their next business opportunity outside of the Lower Mainland. They were looking for a change of pace and to take advantage of lower real estate prices. They started their search farther south in the Thompson-Okanagan, but a drive through Ashcroft quickly convinced them to turn their sights there instead. They realized Ashcroft had everything they were looking for: great real estate, a beautiful climate, lots of opportunity and quick access to their children and grandchildren still living at the coast. They bought their beautiful, centrally-located property and opened Friendship Auto Service in 2006.
The Tedfords were immediately impressed with how friendly the people of Ashcroft were. The locals were very welcoming, says Cam, and they quickly extended their trust and their business. Cam hasn’t had to do much advertising since opening, thanks to the overwhelming support of the community. Cam, who works for the village in addition to owning Friendship Auto, is also quick to add that he couldn’t run the shop without his right-hand man and head technician, Heinz Esau. Heinz is responsible for making sure that the shop runs smoothly from day-to-day and that customer’s needs are being cared for. “Heinz has done an amazing job of building into this business,” says Cam. “I couldn’t do it without him.”
Cam and Deborah are both very active within the community of Ashcroft, so much so that it’s a wonder they ever get time to sleep. Deborah will soon retire from the RCMP but continues to do all of the bookkeeping and invoicing for the shop. The couple has organized past Terry Fox runs, spearheaded a local car show in conjunction with the Ashcroft Fall Fair, and both sit on various committees and councils. It is their way of giving back to the community that has so ardently supported their business over the years.
Dependable. Fair. Honest.
Friendship Auto Service Ltd. cares for your vehicle from top to bottom and bumper to bumper. Visit Friendship Auto Service for comprehensive car care that includes regular vehicle servicing, brakes, computer diagnostics, cooling systems, driveline repairs, electrical, engines exhaust (including custom exhausts), steering, suspension, and tune-ups. Friendship Auto Service is a designated Provincial Motor Vehicle Inspection Facility. Capable, professional technicians take care of you and your vehicle from start to finish and keep you informed at every step. Plus, you won’t find a cleaner automotive shop anywhere in the Thompson-Okanagan.
- 603 Railway Ave
- Ashcroft, BC
- V0K 1A0, Canada
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