Porsche Centre Oakville is up and running! While there are still a few pieces of the puzzle being put in place (i.e., the gourmet kitchen overlooking our 18 service bay workshop for one, and a few trim and lighting pieces here and there), for the most part we are fully operational. From the moment I heard about the opportunity to bid on the Porsche franchise right up to today the ride has been incredible. As I look back on the trials and challenges of building one of the world's largest Porsche facilities, and just the second in the world to bear Porsche’s new corporate image, I’ve learned more than a few lessons. Perhaps one of the most important lessons is to take the time to enjoy the ride. During the construction I’ve fussed over many details, always wanting to ensure that Porsche Centre Oakville will live up to my vision of being the best place to work and a dealership that truly embodies what it means to be Porsche. And while I've focused on every detail I've also realized that it is equally important to take a step back to see the whole picture. This applies not only to building a 55,000 square foot dealership, but also applies to a host of other things in life such as, training for a marathon, getting a degree or raising a family. It is important to take a step back every once-in-a-while and appreciate all that is going on around you — enjoy the ride so to speak.
For me it is never about the destination (if we ever reach a destination), but about that journey or ride. As a proud member of the Policaro Automotive family I’ve been fortunate enough to have my whole family with me every step of the way. The whole Policaro family, including my wife and two amazing kids, have been along for the ride figuratively and literarily (as my family has moved to Oakville). And now with the dealership open I’ve got 40 other team members taking the ride along with me.
We are all looking forward to the continued journey as we prepare for our VIP Grand Opening celebration and the launch of the amazing all new Panamera Hybrid in November.
If you are in the neighbourhood please stop by to say hello — we’d be pleased to give you a personal tour of our home including our state-of-the-art service facility, kids play area, Carrera Cafe, 22 indoor car showroom and more.
— Francesco Policaro, General Manager
Date Posted: October 8, 2013