New home for Driving Force

With a growing business came the need for a new and bigger home

With a growing business came the need for a new and bigger home as Driving Force unveiled its new location.

The Walnut Grove business now offers vehicle rental, sales and leasing.

The expansion meant it needed a bigger facility, so the business moved into a new 10,000 square facility at 9522 200 St. which is at the corner of 96 Avenue and 200 Street.

They actually made the move back in the spring, but held their official grand opening on Oct. 30 with close to 170 people turning out for the celebration.

Driving Force has been in the area since 2007 and branch manager Moe Wetzel said this is exactly where they want to be.

“We chose the Langley area — primarily Walnut Grove — because we see this area continuing to grow over the next several years,” he said.

“We wanted to be in North Langley, that was our focus.”

The previous location was just next door as Driving Force shared space with Hino Central — another company it owns — which is a medium duty truck dealership.

“Our business grew where we grew our rental fleet,” Wetzel said.

“Now we are able to offer vehicle sales and rentals.”

In addition to the new office, the staff has increased from three employees to 20, he said.

Driving Force has been in operation since 1978 and now has 20 locations across Western Canada.

Driving Force founder and president Jeff Polovick was at the grand opening celebration.

“We were confident that by becoming the one-stop shop for rentals, sales or leasing for all makes and models, and by giving the best possible service, we would continue to grow and improve,” he said.

“That’s what we have been doing for the last 35 years.”

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Driving Force also presented a cheque for $1,500 to the Langley Food Bank at their grand opening.