• Ford

Brentridge Ford Wetaskiwin

5604 - 41st. Avenue
Directions Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 3M7

  • Sales: 1 (888) 530-9823

MEET OUR STAFF


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  • Richard Leslie
    General Manager
    780-352-6048

      Richard Leslie- Richard was born in Ottawa, Ontario. His family moved to Camrose AB when he was 7 years old. He lived in Wetaskiwin for a short while, but moved back to a farm east of Camrose. Richard started his career at Denham Ford Sales in 1992. In 1994 he was transferred to Brentridge Ford Sales Ltd. (which is another part of the Denham group) and is still here to this day.

    "I have enjoyed many years of looking after the great people we deal with and look forward too many more."


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  • Chris Harquail
    Sales Manager
    780-352-6048

    Chris Harquail- Born in Fredericton, NB.  Chris's early education was done In Germany, Junior High was completed in Blackie, AB. He then finished his Schooling in High River AB. Then spent three years In the Royal Canadian Navy onboard the HMCS Iroquois. After coming home he was employed in Stettler, Vertran, and Bashaw. In February 1999 he started at Brentridge Ford Sales Ltd.  He has since moved to Leduc AB. with his wife Brenda. He enjoys spending time with his 5 children and 5 grandchildren. When he is not spending time with his family, he can be found enjoying outdoor activities or riding his Harley.

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  • Milt Hodgins
    Sales Manager
    780-352-6048

    Milt Hodgins- A self-proclaimed farm boy from Saskatchewan, Milt was born in Regina raised in Nipawin, SK.  After short stints in Flin Flon, Saskatoon, and Brooks, he joined the CIBC in Drumheller, was then transferred to Edmonton and Whitecourt where he the settled in the car business. He started as the Controller of a Ford store and then later became sales manager and finally general manager. He moved to Calgary in 1982 and served as Operations Manager Western Canada for Budget Rent a Car. An opportunity came to manage the budget outlet in Fort McMurray and he spent 15 wonderful years there. He was very active in the community, raising funds for many organizations including the women's shelter, little league baseball, minor soccer and Golf's Canadian Tour. He is a past president of the Fort McMurray Tourism and the Rotary Club of Fort McMurray. He also served serval years as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alberta North Tourism Marketing Council based in Slave Lake. In recognition of his contribution to the community, Milt was honored with a governor general's medal, a Paul Harris fellowship and just recently it was announced that Hodgins Avenue in Fort McMurray was named in his honor. Since 1998, Milt and his wife Deb have lived in Millet, AB. They have been blessed with 6 children and 11 grandchildren. Milt came to Brentridge Ford in 2002 and has been a salesman and now a Sales Manager. One of his favorite sayings is that, "The true test of a car dealership in not how cheap they can sell a car but what happens when the customer has an emergency and needs help." He has many loyal customers because they know that he cares for their best interest.

     

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  • KEVIN WATERS
    SERVICE MANAGER
    780-352-6048

    Kevin Waters-Born in Edmonton AB., Kevin grew up in the Calmar AB, where he currently resides. Kevin and his wife have three beautiful daughters. At the very young age of 14 he started working in the automotive industry. Through work experience in school, and the apprenticeship program at NAIT he received his journeyman certificate. In the fall of 1998 he was hired on as a journeyman technician at Brentridge Ford. Diesel drivability and electrical were his main specialties. Being the shop foreman for many years had its challenges, but he enjoyed it very much. The year of 2012 was a big change for Kevin when he became partners in the business, he then left the position of shop foreman to become the service manager.

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  • Ricky Coles
    Parts Manager
    780-352-6048

    Ricky Coles- Ricky started working for Brentridge in 1992, He started in wash bay and worked his way up into the parts department. In 1999 he became the parts manager. Born and raised in the Leduc area, he has dedicated many years to our team.

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  • Rob Hardy
    Finance Manager
    780-352-6048

    Rob Hardy- Rob was born and raised in Wetaskiwin, AB.  He has three children and he enjoys watching them play a plethora of different sports. He also spends time in the Pigeon Lake area, especially in the summer months. He has recently moved to Leduc, but enjoys the short commute. Rob has been in the auto industry since 1991 many of those have been with Brentridge, he likes the laid back atmosphere that makes it comfortable for the customers to come and shop & buy at our dealership.

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  • Mark Wrubleski
    Finance Manager
    780-360-1739

    Mark Wrubleski- Mark was born and raised in Camrose, AB.  He recently completed his Bachelor of Management at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus. He majored in management and minored in both physical education and German, during his time at Augustana he played on the men's soccer team and did two semesters in Germany.  Although he has graduated from University he will always be linked to the school, as he will he helping as an assistant coach with the men's soccer team in the coming years. Mark has worked on and off at the dealership for the past 4 years as it has always been a summer job. "I am excited to continue to work here full time now that my studies have completed. "

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  • Rick Bolstad
    Assistant Sales Manager
    780-352-6048

    Rick Bolstad- Rick Bolstad was born in Two Hills AB. He is Assistant Sales Manager at Brentridge Ford.  He and his family moved to Saskatoon SK, where he lived for the first 4 years of his life. Their next big move was to Whitehorse YK.  ( And he still considers Whitehorse his true home town.) After graduating at FH Collins High school, his parents moved to Terrace B.C., and Rick found himself at Augustana University College in Camrose where he studied in sociology.  For the next few years he split his time between Edmonton, Camrose, Whitehorse and Mulhurst.  He then moved to Fort McMurray where he spent 10 years in the restaurant industry. After those 10 years he moved back to Camrose and found himself in the car dealership industry. He has since relocated to Wetaskiwin, AB. and has been at Brentridge Ford since 2011 selling vehicles.

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  • Heather Guenther
    Accounting

    Heather Guenther- Heather was born in Winnipeg, MB. In 1990, she moved to Alberta to the village of Hay Lakes where she lived until 1993. At that time she moved to Wetaskiwin to start her job at Brentridge Mercury Sales Ltd. (which is now known as Brentridge Ford Sales Ltd.). She has worked here for 23 years and is now semi-retired, only working month-ends or when needed. Her hobbies include art, wood working, and spending time with her new puppy Taco. 

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  • Rae Mielnik
    Controller
    780-352-6048

    Raeanne Mielnik - Born and raised just south of Calmar, AB., she spent a few years living in the Warburg, Breton, and Thorsby area. She and her husband now live on an acreage outside of Wetaskiwin. They enjoy outdoor activities with their 2 daughters and son. She first started at Brentridge in September of 2005 in the Payable/ Receivables department and is now the Controller/ Payroll Clerk. "The staff here at Brentridge are like an extended family and I could not ask for a better or friendlier place to be employed!"

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  • Sharal Bonertz
    Customer Relations
    780-352-6048

    Sharal Bonertz - Born in Prince George, B.C. spending the first part of her childhood in Medicine Hat, AB, then moving to a small town in southwest Alberta called Pincher Creek.  Many years later she moved to Wetaskiwin, AB. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping and fishing.  She has been with Brentridge Ford since January of 1999, as The Customer Relations Manager, and now the Financial Services Administrative Assistant.  Sharal has been a loyal and dedicated employee. "I consider Brentridge my second home, couldn't be a friendlier place to work."

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  • Lori Bailer
    Payables
    780-352-6048

    Lori Bailer- Lori was born and raised in Wetaskiwin, AB.  She started at Brentridge Ford in 2013 as our receptionist, then moved into the Accounts Payable/Receivables department. "I enjoy working here, it is very family & friendly orientated."

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  • Darryle Simmers
    Sales Consultant
    780-360-1727

    Darryle Simmers- Born in Bashaw Alberta Darryle married his wife in 1987 and moved just south of Wetaskiwin to Ponoka for two years, then moving back to Bashaw where he has raised three children with his wife. Darryle has been a sales consultant for Brentridge Ford since 2014 but has been a customer since 2001 and one of the reasons he joined the team. "I wanted to join the team to provide the same kind of respect, honesty, and great service that my family has received for all these years."

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  • Jonny Denham
    Sales Consultant
    780-360-1730

    Jonny Denham- Is a third year generation going into the auto industry and is positioned as Sales & Leasing Consultant, Has been with Brentridge Ford since the beginning of September 2010 starting after school and weekends part time and then fulltime in 2015. In addition, Jonny has worked in many departments within Brentridge, including auto detailing, parts, service, Quick Lane and now in sales. The auto industry has always been a passion for Jonny ever since he could remember. Born and raised in Wetaskiwin AB., graduating high school Jonny went on to attend Norwood University in Cedar Hill Texas and his last year in Florida where he achieved his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 2015 and Dean's list Recipient. His Hobbies Include competing in different levels of rodeo, snowmobiling, quading, and many other outdoor activities.

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  • Gary Kolenski
    Sales Consultant
    780-335-3304

    Gary Kolenski- Born in Hamilton Ontario he grew up in Dundas Ontario. He moved to Alberta in 1976, Lived in Edmonton, Red Water, Edson and Peers, his last 37 years was spent in Drayton Valley, where he worked at a Ford dealership for 5 years. In his free time he enjoys Golf, Painting. As well as horses. He was a Late Bloomer into the auto Business, but enjoys what he does. 

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  • Margi Thompson
    Service Advisor
    780-352-6048

    Margi Thompson- Margie was born in Claresholm, AB., and was raised on a farm outside Spruce View. Shortly after moving to Wetaskiwin in 2011, Margie stated her career in the service industry.

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  • Mike Lundberg
    Service Advisor
    780-352-6048

    Mike Lundberg- Mike was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. he has lived in many areas of the lower mainland including Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Fort Langley, Langley, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, and Chilliwack before coming to Wetaskiwin in 2006. Married with two daughters, Mike was previously the area supervisor for the Wetaskiwin and Camrose Mcdonalds stores, as well as Area Management Trainer, which included areas of Leduc, Nisku, Ponoka, Stettler, Olds, Lacombe, and Red Deer. Mike joined Brentridge Ford Sales Team in 2012 and has enjoyed being your Ford Truck Authority ever since. In April of 2017 Mike transitioned into our Service Department in the role of a Service Advisor taking on new challenges while still looking after his customers.  Mike can be seen out and about entertaining with his band "Dead End Drive".

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  • Dennis Hall
    Parts
    780-352-6048

    Dennis Hall- Raised in Edmonton, AB. Dennis moved to Wetaskiwin in 1975 and began his career in our parts department in 2004, he is a very dedicated employee.

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  • Wayne Dalrymple
    Warranty
    780-352-6048

    Wayne Dalrymple- Wayne was born in Halifax, NS. During his time in Nova Scotia he lived in places like Elmsdale and Nine Mile River. He moved to Alberta in 1974 and has lived in the cities of Edmonton, Leduc, Calmar, and Fort McMurray.  He now lives in Wetaskiwin. Wayne worked for Air Canada for 14 years and then worked 13 years for Ford of Canada, the last 11 years of which were at Brentridge Ford.

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  • Don Rendall
    Warranty
    780-352-6048

    Don Rendall- Don was born in Edmonton he now lives on a farm south of Wetaskiwin with his family. Don has worked at Brentridge since 2014 as a Journeyman technician. Don now is working in our Warranty department. 

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  • Stephen Wilson
    Washbay Manager

    Stephen Wilson- Stephen was born in Edmonton, AB in 1979 and was a military brat who has lived all over Canada. In December 2002, he found Brentridge Ford. No one has a greater passion for vehicles, so it quite fitting for him to have been given the title "Lot Manager".

     "I care deeply for my staff, and feel very fortunate for the management I work for. Best of all there is always something different showing up."

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  • Laurie Broughton
    Shop Foreman

    Laurie Broughton- Laurie was born and raised in Wetaskiwin, AB.  He has trained as an automotive service technician in Red Deer and has also attended the Ford Training Center in Edmonton. Since 2000, Laurie has worked at Brentridge Ford as a trusted technician. In his downtime he spends time with his children, tinkering with vehicles and taking rides in his Mustang.

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  • Jeremy Jones
    Technician

    Jeremy Jones- One of our journeyman's, he has worked at Brentridge Ford since 2003. Jeremy started his career in wash bay, and worked his way up going to school to get his certificates. He is now one of our successful Diesel Technicians. 

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  • Kirk Wagner
    Technician

    Kirk Wagner- Kirk was born and raised in Millet, AB. He has been a loyal employee for 21 long years, when he is not working in the shop you can find him, on his farm, sailing the seas, or traveling with his wife.

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  • Kyle Talajic
    Technician

    Kyle Talajic- Born in Edmonton, Kyle has done a lot of traveling. Visiting several different countries, He is a licensed automotive mechanic and is well on his way to getting his heavy duty license. He started at Brentridge in 2002, taking time off and rejoining the team in 2013. He enjoys spending time with his family outside of town at his acreage west of town.  

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  • Glenn Willisko
    Technician

    Glenn Willisko- Glenn has lived on a farm in the Calmar area for 12 years. He has always had farm roots, living with his family on a farm when he was a child around the Looma area. When he is not spending time with his 7 grandchildren, you can find him tinkering in his shop, welding, or wood working. He also enjoys fishing camping, spending time with his 5 children and his wife. Glenn has been working at Brentridge Ford since 2013 installing accessories and he enjoys his work. 

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  • Daniel Heinrichs
    Quicklane

    Dan Heinrichs- Dan liked Ford vehicles so much he started working on them early in life, he then started for Brentridge in May 2011, and in  2016 he entered his 4th year of his apprenticeship. In his spare time he likes to work on his house, build computers, play video games, and catch up on some of the latest anime Japan has to offer.  He is a jack of all trades, master of none, but better than a master of one. I work hard, I play hard, and I nap hard, that's all there is to say Jack.

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  • Nick Breitkreuz
    Quicklane

    Nick Breitkreuz- Nick was born in Edmonton AB., and was raised in Wetaskiwin. Graduating High school in 2015, 6 months after he joined the RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program) to become an apprentice at Brentridge. He worked as a technician at Canadian Tire prior to starting at Brentridge, he grew up in a setting where cars, trucks, motorbikes and atv's were his life and has always had a fascination with vehicles. This has led him to his promising career in the automotive industry.

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  • Levi Tulloch
    Quicklane

    Levi Tulloch- Born and raised in Ohaton, Ab Levi started his career as a tire technician in 2006 as a part of work experience. Levi has been working at Brentridge as of sept. 2016 he is the newest member of the quick lane team, when he is done work he spends time with his son and goes paintballing in the summer.

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  • Teri Fortin
    Washbay


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