Meet General Manager, Myles Longphee
Myles Longphee started in the auto industry in 1998 as the lot attendant in the small Alberta town of St. Paul. After a year, he was promoted to sales consultant and, quickly discovering his love for the car business, he packed up and moved to the big city of Edmonton where his career took off. At that time he also had the good fortune to meet his wife, a young country girl from the small farming community of Elmworth, AB, located just outside of Beaverlodge near Grande Prairie.
Myles spent the next couple of years working for one of Canada’s largest Chrysler dealerships where customer service was key. Competing with over 70 sales people, his customer service skills had to be unparalleled in order to earn repeat and referral business.
A few years later, Myles went to work for one of Canada’s largest dealer groups. Now in management, Myles and his young family toured the North spending time in Dawson Creek, Peace River, and spent 7 years in Yellowknife, NT. In January of 2014 Myles relocated to Kelowna, BC to work with The Bannister Automotive Group where his eyes were opened to a different side of the car business. The slogan throughout the group is A FAMILY BUSINESS WITH FAMILY VALUES and truer words have never been stated.
Myles had finally found a company that put family and people before profit. After serving as General Manager of the Bannister Kelowna location for 2 years, the opportunity of ownership presented itself, not in Kelowna but in the new Grande Prairie location, GRANDE PRAIRIE HONDA AND POWER SPORTS, formerly Northgate Honda and Leisure Products.
The Bannister Family approached Myles with this opportunity of a partnership and he jumped at the chance as this was not just something he had been working towards his entire career, but it also gave him the opportunity to bring his family home.
Customer Service will be Myles’ number one priority, while being an active member in the community, and raising 2 young boys. You’ll be sure to find the Longphee family at hockey arenas, baseball fields, and soccer pitches around town. Both the Bannister and Longphee Families believe that honesty and integrity lead to exceptional customer service which is the foundation of our business.
We look forward to meeting you!