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John Purkiss was born in
John arrived in
John began his automotive career in
John has been recognized by The Brantford Regional Chamber of Commerce for Entrepreneurship with the Business Excellence Award in 2002.
Although John feels it is difficult to be unique out of thousands, he believes that through offering more choices and doing a professional job in all we undertake, we live up to our mission statement which is "going the extra mile".
John and his wife have lived in
Mike Oakley started at Brantford Honda in 1999 and has achieved Grand Master of Sales status twice since being promoted to a Sales Management Position. Mike is currently the General Sales Manager. Mike has held several positions within the Brantford Honda dealership. Mike has spent time as a new Honda car sales person and a Honda Certified Used sales person, Finance and Insurance Manager, Leasing Manager and the Honda Certified Used Car Manager and was promoted last year to the General Sales Manager position.
Mike lives in
Mike enjoys working with customers the Brantford Honda way that is customer focused sales. We are honest, competitive and considerate of our customers and value their long term business. We, at Brantford Honda, strive to make customers for life that continue to return for service and bring their family and friends for the same treatment. Mike is fortunate to be working for the best manufacturer and an owner, fellow Management staff and associates that share these values.
Mike Anderson has been with the Brantford Honda Family since May of 2009. Mike started with us as a young salesman and has developed into our Honda Certified Pre-Owned Sales Manager. Mike has had the enjoyment of helping many customers find the perfect vehicle for their families needs. Mike does this with the utmost respect for everyone's budget, lifestyle and time, as we all know time is the most important thing these days. Since becoming the Pre Owned Sales Manager, Mike was awarded Honda Canada's highest level of recognition, Grand Master status.
Mike was born in
Mike welcomes all previous and new clients to stop in and say Hello. If you do so, he is a Medium Black 2 Sugar from Tim Horton's.
Scott McCulloch or Scotty as he is often referred began his sales career at Brantford Honda at the turn of the Millennium. Before studying Business at Mohawk College of Hamilton, Scott was a personal trainer, which he still dabbles in, to this day. Scotty then changed gears to the banking industry in 1995 with Canada Trust in
Scotty is certified by Honda as a New Honda and Certified Used Honda Vehicle professional and is the recipient of several Honda awards. Although his specialty is in leasing and maintaining customer loyalty, he is never too busy to look after new customers and always appreciates the many referrals. Scott believes that the car buying experience should be made easy, transparent and enjoyable. Scotts customers appreciate the no nonsense approach he takes with them.
Away from the dealership Scotty can be found golfing, hiking, mountain biking, various motorsports and spending time with his wife and dogs in
If you are too busy to come in, Scott will come to you. Hectic schedules can make it difficult to fit in a visit to Brantford Honda. A personal in house (or coffee shop of your choice) needs assessment isn't out of the question. For those who are out of town or are just too busy to come see him, Scotty will provide an at your door service and best of all at your convenience. Find out what makes Scotty McCulloch and Brantford Honda a great combination.
Live life every day without regrets.
Rob Buckley is a Toronto Maple Leafs fan who was born in
Previously, Rob was a branch Manager with Beneficial Finance in both London and in Toronto Ontario as well as with Trans Canada Credit in Cambridge and Hamilton Ontario, before embarking on a career with Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls as a Credit Executive; Rob may have already shared some stories with you of his Casino days (nights). Joining Brantford Honda erased his long commute and allowed him to do what he does best....help clients with their financial transactions and spend time with his young family.
Rob has 3 children who are involved with hockey and he and his wife Kelly spend all their free time at the rink (like a lot of our clients).
Rob has enjoyed, and continues to enjoy working at Brantford Honda and looks forward to answering all your Finance and/or Casino questions.
Nicole Nitschkie is a native to
Nicole spends her free time with her newest best friend, Hank a golden retriever that she rescued from a terrible situation, lucky for us that there is a limit to the number of animals that one can own or she would have them all. Nicole spends time at her trailer in Turkey Point during the summer and happily baby-sits her two nieces who refer to her as Auntie Nini (it hasn't caught on here yet, but feel free).
Nicole is looking forward to helping you with your Honda purchase.
Ellen Madge was born, raised and currently resides in
Ellen has recently married her best friend, Jordan. They have purchased a new house in
One can't mention Ellen without mentioning Winston, her beloved bulldog (if I was a betting man ? I'd say Winston had the final approval in the new home purchase).
Randy Rive is a long time
Randy considers the thousands of customers as friends and a guy can always use more friends... Right???
Knowing that if he was to put his name along side a car it would have to be, dollar for dollar, the best car on the market. With that in mind
Away from the dealership Brandon can be found spending time with his family, either playing with his son or wrestling with his two hounds or cottage hunting with his wife. On sunny days, if his wife is at work and his son is in Montessori the phone probably won't be answered because he is surely waxing his car in the driveway.
Kyle Jarvis, one of the newest members to the Brantford Honda Family, Kyle was born and raised in
During his time at Brantford Honda Kyle has achieved his OMVIC certification as well as Honda Certified Pre-owned Sales status. While he is newer to the job, Kyle has spent a great deal of time learning the new Honda product line as well as the advantages and benefits to Honda Certified vehicles, he is now ready and willing to help in any way.
Kyle fondly remembers his first experience with Honda, as a child riding in his parent's 1989 Civic hatchback all the way to
Kyle currently resides in the heart of downtown
Born in Bolton
Chris Smith aka "Merry" or sometimes even "Merry Chris Smith" (a play on Merry Christmas) has been a
Chris has been working for Brantford Honda for almost two years. In his first full year at the Brantford Honda dealership Chris received the coveted Honda Canada designation of Sales Leader. The Sales Leader Award is difficult to get but an extraordinary achievement and is a great honor. To achieve the Sales Leader status one must maintain top tier levels of customer satisfaction, stay up to date on all product knowledge training and continually hit high levels of Honda vehicle sales.
During Chris' spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Chris also plays competitive hockey, soccer and football. Chris has also played in numerous pool (billiards) tournaments throughout North America with the most recent being the Super Billiards EXPO in Edison New
Krista Pikula is an aggressive, passionate and personable sales leader with an honest and strong belief in the Honda Canada product line. With a real drive to succeed, this
Krista is an aspiring, young businesswoman, whom after studying neurology and psychology came back to her hometown of
Krista was recently honored by Honda Canada as a 2012 Sales Leader.
Krista openly shares this award with her faithful clients without whom it would not have been possible. Krista always remembers that this is a "people" business and her key to success is a sincere, caring approach. Family is also very important to Krista as they have offered her support and fostered her determination and good work ethic. Krista likes to spend time with her Boston Terrier, Oscar, when relaxing, and can often be seen taking him for car rides in her white Honda CRV. He is often the envy of other dogs while driving up for his doughnut bits on Sunday morning. She is often visited in the kid-friendly dealership by her two year old nephew William, who loves to sit in the new Honda cars and pretend he is a 'big driver'. "Honda, car wash" is his favorite outing. Krista always says, "You're never too young to love a Honda!" and that is the voice of experience!
John Mouselimis aka "Moose" is a Sales & Leasing Specialist at
John originally comes from the hospitality industry, which groomed him into becoming driven in customer service. Furthermore, John studied Policing and Criminology at
Aside from all that, he is tying the knot this Summer and is excited to start his own family.
Some quirky facts about the Moose:
- Finished 3rd in
- Has been to
- An absolute sports junkie (especially soccer and basketball).
- Moose is an active soccer player at Soccer World Hamilton
- Moose plays baseball in Hamilton during the summer
- He loves, loves, loves Honda! (hint hint, wink wink!)
Just 20 years ago Steve Jeles was approached by his high school automotive teacher and was told about a brand new program Honda was introducing. This program was an industry first. It would allow students to start an automotive apprenticeship specializing in Honda and Acura Vehicles, and was instructed by Honda Canada teachers. This program also allowed the student to accelerate his apprenticeship and most importantly learn the "Honda way."
In just a few short years, after graduating from the Honda apprenticeship program, Steve passed his interprovincial exam and became a certified class A technician. This was only the beginning. Steve was now allowed to compete in the Honda Technician recognition competitions. This Competition would bring all the top Honda technicians from all over
Steve competed every year and made it to every National event till the program came to its close.
A few short years later, Steve took the position as Shop Foreman, or Technical Director for Brantford Honda. He was also involved with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities where he developed automotive course material for trade schools and colleges in
Steve went on to follow his passion as an automotive technician and trainer, and eventually took the position as Service Manager.
In the two short years as Service Manager, and most recently Fixed Operations Manager, Steve has brought his knowledge from the "shop", and continues to apply his skills in serving Brantford Honda customers.
"I believe in working hard and finding solutions for my clients, Steve said. Nothing makes me happier than to see one of our clients leave the dealership with a smile because of great service."
Steve goes on to say, "I have talked to hundreds of people who work for different vehicle manufacturers. It makes me proud knowing how different we are from them, and the fact that I work for a great company that values their employees and the product they sell. I think about that every day I come to work. "
Steve believes in not stopping and is looking forward to working many more years in service with Brantford Honda.
Mark Waterhouse has been with Brantford Honda for 9 years. Mark began his career at Brantford Honda as a part counter salesperson and has since been promoted to the position of Parts Manager. Mark enjoys working with the great team we have here at Brantford Honda and making our customers feel at home by providing exceptional customer service. Brantford Honda customers are Marks priority and coming from a sales background, Mark has always made customers feel welcome.
Please feel free to contact Mark regarding any questions about accessories for your new Honda or used Honda vehicle. Brantford Honda carries a wide range of in stock Honda accessories as well as access to many different alloy rims (Enkei, FAST wheels, etc ), bike racks (Thule), tires (Michelin, Bridgestone, Toyo, Yokohama and BFG ) and hitches (Honda, Hidden hitches) to make your Honda more functional and stand out in a crowd. Have you been in accident? Call Mark, and bring it to Brantford Honda and we will make sure your vehicle is repaired right with genuine Honda parts and accessories to insure your Honda was as safe as the day you got it.
Carla Darville has been with Brantford Honda since May of 2008. Carla started out working in our customer development center, where she would keep in contact with our current customers, inform them of any specials going on in the dealership and provide information about any warranty updates available from Honda. Within months of working for Brantford Honda Carla knew she was really going to enjoy learning the ropes of the automotive industry.
After about eight months in the CDC position, Carla was given the opportunity to become the service coordinator for our service department. Carla has been in this position ever since and has enjoyed it immensely. Carla assists our service manager in all of the day to day operations of the service department, and her responsibilities include answering service calls, looking after warranty claims, and dispatching the shop work including all new Honda's and Honda Certified used vehicle deliveries. There is never a dull moment in Carla's day, and she has enjoyed having the opportunity to work with our staff and clients more closely.
Working at Brantford Honda has been a fantastic learning experience for Carla and she knows she will continue to enjoy her time here as each day brings new challenges and opportunities. We have a great team here at Brantford Honda, and its part of the reason Carla enjoys each day!
When Carla isn't at work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing and watching sports, reading, and watching her favorite TV shows and movies.
Tyler Creighton (better known as Willis McPhillis by Brent) was born and raised in
Timothy (Adam) Mckinnon (AKA Nacho Libre, as he is referred to, by his co-workers) has been in the automotive industry for 13 years. Adam worked for an Burlington Technologies an automotive manufacturing company for 10 years, that went bankrupt back in 2008. From there, Adam pursued his automotive career and went back to school in his early 30's and received his diploma from
Before joining the Brantford Honda team, as a service advisor, he was employed at Canadian Tire and Jiffy Lube for 2 years where he gained hands on experience and was a valued employee. Since joining the Honda team he now drives a 2007 Honda Ridgeline to make it official, and in the future, hopes to add a Honda CRV to the family for his wife, Amy.
When Adam is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and two fur babies, Bella, a Jack Russell and Bessie, a Bichon/Poodle mix. During the summer you'll find him camping and enjoying the outdoors.
Adam enjoys new challenges and has a achieved his Silver status for Customer Care Leadership as presented to him by Honda Canada and would be pleased to assist you in the service department.
Ryan Darville (known as JR all throughout the dealership) began working for Brantford Honda 12 years ago in the Parts Department, and soon after decided to become an apprentice in the service department. Ryan then went on to complete his apprenticeship and schooling to become a licensed technician. Since then, Ryan has continued to expand his knowledge by taking courses through Honda Canada's Vehicle training programs in
Ryan is an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoys playing baseball in the summer months. Ryan is a diehard Toronto Blue Jays fan and he tries to make it to as many games as he can through the season. If you choose to talk football with Ryan, he'll want it to be about the Minnesota Vikings (just don't bring up that time Favre threw that pick and landed them out of the playoffs). Ryan has enjoyed all of his years with Brantford Honda and all of the learning experiences along the way, and plans to continue doing so.
Jennifer Ruysseveldt is
Jen enjoys keeping up on the trends of social media like, facebook, twitter, you tube and instagram. Jen enjoys going to country music concerts and is excited for the day she gets to see her favs Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band again! She loves spending time with friends and family, especially her 6 year old niece whom she loves to spoil! It's surprising but, Jen was only recently bitten by the travel bug and has been to
Feel free to contact Jen for any service related inquires or just to say hello!
Franny grew up in
Franny also enjoys spending time at her trailer in Clifford, Ontario as well as gardening and reading.
Franny is here to answer any Customer service related questions you may have.