The Roy’s treat­ment

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For the per­son who seems to have ev­ery­thing, a gift cer­tifi­cate from Roy's Chevro­let Buick GMC deal­er­ship in Green Val­ley would be the per­fect present.

While every­one would ap­pre­ci­ate a new car, ac­ces­sories are al­ways wel­come.

Peo­ple have been get­ting the “Royal” treat­ment since 1963, when two broth­ers, Roger and Gilles Roy, started the com­pany that bears their name today.

Af­ter Gen­eral Mo­tors ap­proached the Roys to open a deal­er­ship, they be­gan to build their busi­ness at a White Rose gas sta­tion. Roger be­came the Dealer Prin­ci­pal and Gilles be­came the Ser­vice Man­ager.

In 1989 a young man from Gatineau, pur­chased the deal­er­ship from Roger Roy. This man was Robert Labonté. He was raised in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try in the Ot­tawa re­gion. Young, tal­ented, de­ter­mined and full of ideas, Bob made many changes to the deal­er­ship.

Robert Labonté passed away in March, 2003 af­ter 14 years of ded­i­cated con­tri­bu­tion to the Roy's Pon­tiac Buick Cadil­lac GMC legacy. Want­ing to keep the busi­ness in the fam­ily, his wife Sylvie Anne as­sumed the in­terim po­si­tion and in Oc­to­ber 2004, was ap­pointed Dealer Prin­ci­pal by Gen­eral Mo­tors.

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