Serving the SARNIA area, Glen Fenwick Motors Ltd, located at 885 Campbell St in SARNIA, ON, is your premier retailer of Preowned vehicles. Our dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians are here to make your auto shopping experience fun, easy and financially advantageous. Please utilize our various online resources and allow our excellent network of people to put you in your ideal car, truck or SUV today!
HISTORY OF FENWICK MOTORS
We have a vast and exciting history. See our timeline below:
July 1, 1955
Ron Fenwick and Sam Beatty open a service station at the corner of Sheperd and Ontario (now it's a convenience store) with Edna as the bookkeeper. They quickly become know as, "The best mechanics in town."
After a move to our present location, which was precipitated by a fire, Beatty & Fenwick Garage begins to service a funny little import that looks like a 1946 Ford. It's called Volvo.
Ron is impressed by Volvo's handling, toughness and a seldom recognized quality known as "safety". He buys and repairs a wrecked 1963 544, and begins a lifelong relationship as an owner.
Looking to move up in style, Ron buys and repairs a wrecked 1967 144 for the family vehicle.
Business is strong so Ron & Sam add 2 more work bays for a total of 5.
Ron & Edna purchase their first brand new car, a 1973 142 GL, Pumpkin 0range with Black Leather (keep in mind this was the 70s).
The last of at least 5 consecutive Volvo dealers stop selling the brand. With Beatty & Fenwick Garage doing all the service work, it is very hard for the dealers to be profitable. So when Ron approached Volvo Canada to buy parts directly, they said, "No way. Only to dealers. You've been fixing them for 20 years, why not sell them?" And so we became a big time car dealer with 2 new Volvos & the hockey stick Volvo sign that is still on our lot today.
Rapid acceptance of Beatty & Fenwick Volvo allows us to exclusively service Volvo cars. Hoo-Ray! No more domestics! An amazing number of long-time customers switch to Volvo, and stay with us to this day.
After a successful 31 year partnership, Sam retires to spend more time with his family and hobbies. Ron and Edna become sole proprietors with Glen lurking in the background.
A single car showroom is added to the front of the building.
Volvo statistics tell us the Sarnia has more Volvo cars per capita than any other city in Canada. They also tell us that our service penetration (the number of cars we fix compared to how many we sell) is 101%. Normally a great score for a dealership is 65%. Ours is very high because many people come from outside our area for repairs.
Two more bays are added to the rear of the shop for a total of 7 work bays.
Beatty & Fenwick Volvo changes it's name to Glen Fenwick Motors to represent the changing times.
We finish the year with the highest ratings for a Volvo dealership in Canada for customer satisfaction in sales and service.
Major facility upgrade occurs with an expanded showroom. We have an all new exterior with signage and a new parts & service area. During this time we finished again at the top of the heap for customer satisfaction. We also sell more cars than ever.
On July 1st ? Glen Fenwick Motors became the new authorized Subaru dealer for Lambton County.
Still the leader for total customer satisfaction. Dennis Dwyer, one of the few Volvo Expert Technicians in Canada, is taken to Sweden in recognition for belonging to the best of the best in North America.
Great customers, great new product, a bright future.
885 Campbell StSARNIA, ON N7T 2J9