Davis Chevrolet is celebrating nine years of providing Airdrie and area with Chevrolet, GMC Buick vehicles, including being approved to sell the Corvette, Bolt EV, and GMC Hummer EV. Davis also offers a full line of GM performance engines, transmissions, and components for modern machines and classic muscle cars.
“We are heavily involved in the community and more of a corporate citizen than a business. That makes us stand out,” says Glenn Smaha, General Manager. “Our ‘Davis Difference’ stems from our conscious decision to conduct our operations in a certain way. From day one, our staff has been non-commission. They are not here to sell, but to help you buy. They have no vested interest in how much you pay, just that you find the vehicle you need or desire and that we can reach an agreement on terms.”
He continues, “If you think about it, do you want someone that makes more when you pay more? That way of selling is, in our opinion, an outdated process. Instead, we feature clear and transparent pricing showing pricing net of rebates instead of the MSRP. We don’t charge a documentation fee or any other unnecessary fees (which can lead to more than $6-700 in savings or more). There is also no air conditioning tax – that is a double charge common at most other dealerships. Helping you avoid unnecessary fees speaks to our integrity. We also won’t ask for a deposit until we agree on all the figures.”
Beyond the Davis Difference, each department follows five pillars of conduct:
- Customer first, always!
- Urgency in all we do
- Always be promoting our company through our actions and words
- Seek continuous improvement and be better every day
- Empower our people to own it and make it right for our customers
With these business ideals, outstanding customer testimonials, and excellent service record, GM Canada was pleased to approve Davis Chevrolet as a GMC Hummer EV franchise for the world’s first all electric truck.
“We have always embraced alternative vehicles,” explains Glenn. “Not only do we currently offer the Bolt EV, we sold the Chevrolet Volt too. We actively stock EV’s and have invested in their charging infrastructure too.”
For Glenn, the most rewarding part of his day is seeing the team succeed. He says, “I work for them. Everything they do supports our end goal. Seeing them achieve success is so fulfilling.”
With nearly a decade in business and many more years ahead, Davis Chevrolet looks forward to continuing to support the community robustly with its involvement in numerous local causes (like the Boys and Girls Club, Victims Assistance, Meals on Wheels, Airdrie Food Bank, and Community Links). Davis Chevrolet also sponsors events such as the Rotary Lobster Boil, the Canada Day parade, Doin’ It On the Grass summer car show and many more.
In recognition of its community involvement and customer service, Davis Chevrolet is pleased to have accepted numerous awards including an Airdrie Business Award for employer excellence, and Readers’ Choice Awards for best dealership and best community sponsor plus admittance into the GM Canada President’s Club.
“With our rapid growth, we are considering a move to a new facility or a major renovation to our current premises so we can continue to provide the level of service our customers expect from us,” Glenn concludes. “With our business more than tripling in size since we began, we are approaching our limits. We also look forward to improving further, growing and retaining our people while continuing to be what our community has come to expect from us.”