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Six firms honoured at the 10th edition of the Business Transfer Awards

June 1, 2016

Six firms were crowned at the Business Transfer Awards on May 31: Crevier Group, Les Services Ménagers Roy and Pneus Bélisle, in the Family Transfer category, and Chocolats Favoris, Fix Auto and Fibrobec, in the Entrepreneurial Transfer category. The competition, launched by PwC in co-operation with the Institute for Entrepreneurship National Bank | HEC Montréal and their partners, is now in its 10th year. Its goal is to salute Quebec businesses that successfully manage their succession processes and keep their companies thriving.

“It is an honour for me to be involved in this competition that has been bringing together the Quebec entrepreneurial community for 10 years to celebrate SMEs that have successfully managed their business transfers,” said Honorary President Mitch Garber, President and CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company and Chair of the Board of Cirque du Soleil. “The Business Transfer Wards competition is the fruit of a long and complex process that salutes the hard work and perseverance of people who have risen to this challenge.”

Congratulations to all the winners!




Crevier Group    


Founded by Émile Crevier in 1945, Crevier Group specializes in petroleum products and complementary fluids. It offers a wide range of products in four sectors: wholesale, service stations, lubricants and aviation fuel. With over 70 years’ experience in the industry, Crevier Group is one of the leading independent businesses in the petroleum products sector in eastern Canada.

The firm has extended its reach from coast to coast, with a presence in British Columbia, through Catalys Lubricants, and in Ontario, with its acquisitions of Case 'N Drum Oil and RP Oil. The third generation took the helm in 2014 and is continuing to expand the family business, relying on a philosophy of local service and reliability.



Les Services Ménagers Roy

Les Services Ménagers Roy has been in operation for 62 years and is now directed by President and CEO Julie Roy, the third generation. The company was founded by Guy Roy and went on to enjoy strong growth with Jean-Yves Roy at the reins. It boasts advanced expertise in the field of housekeeping services and over 350 clients throughout Quebec.

Today it has more than 1,500 employees, and maintains 4 million square feet every year. The company also offers a wide range of complementary, value-added services, from security to disaster clean-up and technical building management.



Pneus Bélisle


Pneus Bélisle was founded in 1973, in Longueuil, by Gilles Bélisle. The company operates as a retailer (consumer and commercial services), distributor and manufacturer of retreaded tires.

Today Pneus Bélisle has over 350 employees in 12 branches, 3 distribution centres and 2 ultramodern Michelin franchised retread factories. The family business, headed by Daniel Bélisle, quickly became the leader in the Quebec tire market by specializing in all related sectors.





Chocolats Favoris

Chocolats Favoris was born in 1979, in Lévis. It was acquired in 2012 by entrepreneur Dominique Brown and since then has posted strong growth, with more than 16 chocolate factories all over Quebec. Several others, including two outside Quebec (Ottawa and Victoria), are to be added soon. The company’s popular chocolate fondues can also be found in all IGA stores in Quebec.

It is known for the exceptional quality of its traditionally crafted chocolate, and for its real chocolate dips, a unique recipe available in 12 flavours and different sizes.



Fix Auto

Fix Auto, launched in 1992, has become Canada’s number one consumer brand in collision repair, and the largest single branded network in Canada, with over 230 locations across the country. Owned and operated locally, each Fix Auto centre offers hassle-free service that returns vehicles to their pre-collision lustre and performance. With more than 400 locations around the world, Fix Auto is the global body shop network.

The company has just reached a new phase in its development, with its recent acquisition of Prime CarCare Group, the Canadian owner of automotive brands Speedy Auto Service, 5 Gears Auto Care, Minute Muffler and Brake, and the Canadian master franchisor for Novus Glass.





Founded in 1972, Fibrobec is Canada's largest manufacturer of fibreglass caps for commercial and recreational use. The Beloeil-based company has over fifty employees. Since 1992, it has been distributing SpaceKap, a slip-in transferable service body developed in collaboration with celebrated automotive designer Paul Deutschman.

In its over 40 years, Fibrobec has produced and delivered nearly 250,000 of its popular truck caps in North America. The company has a branch in Quebec City and distributes its products through a vast network of North American concession owners.