Carter Automotive Family Inducted Into Business Hall of Fame

Carter Automotive Family has been inducted into the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards’ Hall of Fame.

The Burnaby Board of Trade, in conjunction with the City of Burnaby, gives out this award. Carter Automotive Family is the eighth inductee into the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame award is reserved for Burnaby-based businesses that have demonstrated success, business excellence and community involvement for at least 25 years.

Carter Automotive Family includes two dealerships in Burnaby, one in Vancouver and one in North Vancouver. They also provide commercial leasing, mobile glass repair and vehicle insurance services.

“I’m absolutely overwhelmed,” said Marnie Carter, a director of the company and wife of founder Howard Carter, at the Burnaby Business awards ceremony.

The company was founded in 1963 by Howard Carter in Kerrisdale, and moved to Burnaby in 1968. It would eventually become a partnership between two families: the Carters (including son James, now a director) and the Mitchells.

“We’re confident about our future,” President Bill Mitchell said, explaining that the company is completing a $5-million upgrade of its Burnaby locations. The recognition is another example of the local automotive industry’s resilience in the face of tough economic times, and a sign that there will continue to be a strong job market for automotive service technicians, auto body collision estimators, auto salesmen and more.

The Burnaby Business awards will be presented at the 12th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards gala on Nov. 2.

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