Advantage is part of the Wood Automotive Group.  The company includes five new vehicle dealerships, two pre-owned specialty stores and an auto body repair shop.  Gerry Wood, founder and president build the state of the art dealership on a bald stretch of land in Calgary’s deep south.  Now, Advantage is part of the vibrant mixed use community that has grown up around us.

In 2017 Advantage Ford completed a major renovation expanding our showroom, and adding more service bays and a service drive through.  Now we offer you the flexibility of no-appointment oil changes.

Advantage Ford has a proud record of success in sales and service.  We are a multiple winner of the Ford President’s Award and Ford President’s Award Diamond Club.  These prestigious awards recognize top sales and top customer satisfaction.

Gerry Wood and his family bring a lot of support to the community with the PREP program, Shaw Charity Classic and more:

Gerry Wood
Gerry Wood
Dealer Principal

You might say that Gerry Wood has gasoline in his veins. A second generation automotive dealer, Gerry started selling vehicles in Calgary not long after arriving from Scotland. A “natural” in the business, Gerry was a top salesman and sales manager before opening his first successful dealership in Vulcan Alberta. Gerry’s big move to Calgary came in 1983 when he bought Southridge Lincoln Mercury on McLeod Trail and renamed the store to Woodridge. Since then the group has expanded to include five new vehicle dealerships, two pre-owned specialty stores and a major collision repair centre. The Wood Automotive Group now has almost 600 employees. A noted philanthropist, Gerry has supported hundreds of community organizations over the years most notably the Woodridge PREP Centre, the Salvation Army, The Sheep River Health Trust and the Foothills Country Hospice. For his business success and community contributions, in 2017 Gerry was inducted into the prestigious Calgary Business Hall of Fame. You might say that Gerry Wood has gasoline in his veins. A second generation automotive dealer, Gerry started selling vehicles in Calgary not long after arriving from Scotland. A “natural” in the business, Gerry was a top salesman and sales manager before opening his first successful dealership in Vulcan Alberta. Gerry’s big move to Calg...Read MoreRead Less

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Cailean  Wood
Cailean Wood
Vice President Sales & Marketing

Cailean Wood will be moving into the role of VP Sales and Marketing, coming up on his 4th year as GM and Dealer Principal for Advantage Ford. Cailean Wood has been with the Wood Automotive Group full-time since 2011. He was the general manager at All Makes Collision Centre and then oversaw the opening and served as general manager at Driverz Auto, the company’s pre-owned vehicle specialty store. Following that, he held sales manager positions at Big 4 and Advantage Ford. Cailean holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in marketing and management from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia followed by post-graduate studies at the National Automobile Dealers Association. Cailean Wood will be moving into the role of VP Sales and Marketing, coming up on his 4th year as GM and Dealer Principal for Advantage Ford. Cailean Wood has been with the Wood Automotive Group full-time since 2011. He was the general manager at All Makes Collision Centre and then oversaw the opening and served as general manager at Driverz Au...Read MoreRead Less

Rory  Wood
Rory Wood
Vice President Parts & Service

After 4 ½ years as GM and Dealer Principal of Okotoks Ford Lincoln, Rory Wood will be moving into the new role of V.P. of Parts and Service: Rory has worked for the Wood Automotive Group since 2004 and has extensive experience in fixed operations, sales for both new and pre-owned vehicles as well as expertise in fleet and commercial sales and leasing. He holds a Bachelor of Automotive Marketing and Management degree from Northwood University as well as completing post-graduate studies at Georgian College and the National Automobile Dealers Association.After 4 ½ years as GM and Dealer Principal of Okotoks Ford Lincoln, Rory Wood will be moving into the new role of V.P. of Parts and Service: Rory has worked for the Wood Automotive Group since 2004 and has extensive experience in fixed operations, sales for both new and pre-owned vehicles as well as expertise in fleet and commercial sales and ...Read MoreRead Less

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Chris Robertson
Chris Robertson
General Manager

Chris has more than twenty-five years of experience in the automotive industry. His career with the Wood Automotive Group began in 2018, as a service manager at Village Honda before advancing to sales manager and then a promotion to General Manager. Chris’ steady hand navigated the dealership through the pandemic, successfully growing the business in both sales and service. Committed to community outreach, Chris launched the Village Honda car show which in just two short years has attracted dozens of exhibitors and hundreds of guests. Chris is accredited with the National Automobile Dealers Association Academy and sits on both the Automotive General Management Board and Automotive Service Technology programs at SAIT Polytechnic. Chris succeeds Cailean Wood who was recently named vice-president of sales and marketing at Wood Automotive Group.Chris has more than twenty-five years of experience in the automotive industry. His career with the Wood Automotive Group began in 2018, as a service manager at Village Honda before advancing to sales manager and then a promotion to General Manager. Chris’ steady hand navigated the dealership through the pandemic, successfully growing the busines...Read MoreRead Less

Greg Eagleson
Greg Eagleson
General Sales Manager

Blair   Jarvis
Blair Jarvis
New Sales Manager

Blair has almost 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. He started his career as a lot attendant and worked his way up through the company. He served as a sales consultant and sales manager at our sister store Woodridge Ford before joining the Advantage team in 2018 as our New Car Sales Manager.

Nick  Markin
Nick Markin
Pre-Owned Sales Manager

Nick brings almost 13 years of auto industry experience to Advantage Ford. He worked at our sister store Woodridge Ford for 8 years before joining Advantage in 2016. Nick is our Pre-Owned Sales Manager and he is also a high performance vehicle specialist with extensive knowledge about Mustangs and F-150 Raptors.

Zorin Changoor
Zorin Changoor
Lease Renewal Manager

Darrell  Gall
Darrell Gall
Service Manager

Darrell has been with the Wood Automotive Group for over 21 years. He first joined the Group in 2001 as a Journeyman Service Technician with Big 4 Motors, and received several ‘Technician of the Year’ awards. He later progressed into a Shop Foreman role, supporting and overseeing daily operations. In addition, Darrell has also been a recipient of the ‘Bill Doddridge Award,’ selected by his peers that recognizes an employee for their kindness and support within a work group.Darrell has been with the Wood Automotive Group for over 21 years. He first joined the Group in 2001 as a Journeyman Service Technician with Big 4 Motors, and received several ‘Technician of the Year’ awards. He later progressed into a Shop Foreman role, supporting and overseeing daily operations. In addition, Darrell has also been a recipient ...Read MoreRead Less

Evan  Deveau
Evan Deveau
Parts Manager

Evan has been with Advantage Ford since 2011 working as a technician, service advisor and sales consultant. As our Parts Manager and a Red Seal Parts person, Evan has particular expertise about suspension systems, wheels, and tires for trucks and performance cars.

Eric  Adams
Eric Adams
Fleet Manager

Eric has more than 20 years of experience working for Ford, and has been our Fleet Manager since 2011. Eric specializes in finding the right vehicles for companies, whether it’s a single truck or a large corporate fleet.

Austin Peinhaupt
Austin Peinhaupt
Assistant Service Manager

After working at our sister dealership, Okotoks Ford, for three years, Austin made the move to Advantage Ford in 2016. With his experience in detailing and as a service advisor, he has been a great addition to our team.

Jordan Dyck
Jordan Dyck
Sales Consultant

Jordan has almost 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. A veteran of the Advantage sales team since 2012, Jordan specializes in new and pre-owned sales and leasing.

Gazmend (Gaz) Morina
Gazmend (Gaz) Morina
Sales Consultant

Gaz is a senior member of the Advantage Ford sales team having joined the company in 2011. Fluent in English, Albanian and Serbo-Croatian, he is able to assist buyers in all three languages. Gaz specializes in new and pre-owned sales and leasing. He has won multiple sales awards throughout his career at Advantage.

Patrick  Todd
Patrick Todd
Sales Consultant

Patrick joined the Advantage Ford sales team in 2007 after graduating with a Bachelor of Automotive Management and Diploma in Automotive Marketing from the Canadian Automotive School of Business in Barrie, Ontario. He specializes in new and pre-owned vehicle sales and leasing.

Zach  Barr
Zach Barr
Sales Consultant

Zach joined our Advantage sales team in 2016 after starting and running his own division of a nation-wide company for four years with a focus on customer service. Zach is a new and pre-owned sales and leasing specialist and has experience restoring utility and performance off-road vehicles.

Tony  Dixon
Tony Dixon
Sales Consultant

Tony started at Advantage Ford in 2016 after working as a pipefitter in the oil and gas industry. Tony is a new and pre-owned sales and leasing specialist.

Colton  Ostare
Colton Ostare
Sales Consultant

Colton joined our team in March 2018. He worked in the oil and gas industry for over 5 years. Colton particularly enjoys working with customers looking for a truck and thrives on finding the right one with all the features that are specific to that customers needs.

Scott Rogozinski
Scott Rogozinski
Sales Consultant

Dan   Mathison
Dan Mathison
Sales Consultant

Dan studied automotive management at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He has more than 10 years experience in the automotive industry and joined our Advantage team in 2017 as a new and pre-owned sales and leasing specialist. He also has experience in the Finance Dept as a numbers guru!

Ryan  Merrick
Ryan Merrick
Sales Consultant

Taheen Karim
Taheen Karim
Internet Sales Coordinator

Carter Grosart
Carter Grosart
Sales Consultant

Casey  Bjorndal
Casey Bjorndal
Sales Consultant

Clayton Rivet
Clayton Rivet
Sales Consultant

Clayton is originally from Victoria BC and started his career there with Ford August 21 2006 as a sales person. Clayton moved to Calgary with his family in 2013 to continue his career and has 10 years of experience as a sales manager before starting here in March of 2021.

Kayla Olsen
Kayla Olsen
Sales Consultant

Stuart Hutchison
Stuart Hutchison
Accessories Specialist

Stuart has been in the automotive industry for over 5 years as a service advisor and joined us in June of 2019 after moving from Winnipeg and the UK. He has a passion for motor racing and anything to do with vehicles and a passion for football (soccer that is).

Ashish Kumar
Ashish Kumar
Sales Consultant

Thomas  Lee
Thomas Lee
Financial Services Manager

Calgarian Thomas Lee has more than 10 years experience in the automotive industry, including 5 years as a finance specialist. He joined the Advantage Ford team in 2016.

Theresa Kelman
Theresa Kelman
Financial Services Manager

Theresa joined the Finance team in March 2018. She has several years experience in Financial Services and loves helping people find affordable solutions!

Lisa MacCrimmon
Lisa MacCrimmon
Lease & Finance Administrator

Lisa is a veteran at Advantage Ford having joined the team in 2000 as a Vehicle Inventory Controller. She moved into the finance department as a Finance Manager for six years and now works as an administrator in our leasing and finance departments.

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Clarence Penner
Clarence Penner
Financial Services Manager

Tony Bedard
Tony Bedard
Finance Manager

Christine Gauley
Christine Gauley
Financial Services Manager

Darrell  Gall
Darrell Gall
Service Manager

Darrell has been with the Wood Automotive Group for over 21 years. He first joined the Group in 2001 as a Journeyman Service Technician with Big 4 Motors, and received several ‘Technician of the Year’ awards. He later progressed into a Shop Foreman role, supporting and overseeing daily operations. In addition, Darrell has also been a recipient of the ‘Bill Doddridge Award,’ selected by his peers that recognizes an employee for their kindness and support within a work group.Darrell has been with the Wood Automotive Group for over 21 years. He first joined the Group in 2001 as a Journeyman Service Technician with Big 4 Motors, and received several ‘Technician of the Year’ awards. He later progressed into a Shop Foreman role, supporting and overseeing daily operations. In addition, Darrell has also been a recipient ...Read MoreRead Less

Austin Peinhaupt
Austin Peinhaupt
Assistant Service Manager

After working at our sister dealership, Okotoks Ford, for three years, Austin made the move to Advantage Ford in 2016. With his experience in detailing and as a service advisor, he has been a great addition to our team.

Kendell Suderman
Kendell Suderman
Service Advisor

Dione  Steinhauer
Dione Steinhauer
Service Advisor

Dione has been in the automotive industry since 1993, starting out as a receptionist at a Ford dealership, and then moving into a service advisor role a couple of years later. Since then she has worked for Mercedes Benz and Nissan before coming full circle to work at our Ford dealership in 2015.

Cassie Huszti
Cassie Huszti
Service Advisor

Cassie  Custer
Cassie Custer
Service Advisor

Alana Valino
Alana Valino
Service Advisor

Steve Black
Steve Black
Service Advisor

Jackie Bigelow
Jackie Bigelow
CSR

Aliyah Goodale
Aliyah Goodale
CSR

Brittney Dagg
Brittney Dagg
CSR

Linda Tardi
Linda Tardi
CSR

Chiharu Uchigasaki
Chiharu Uchigasaki
Internal Coordinator

Chiharu joined the Advantage Ford team in 2017, after spending 8 years in the healthcare field. Her ambition and eagerness to learn has lead her to take the next step in her career in the automotive industry. She is passionate about helping others and ensuring every day runs as smoothly as possible.

Evan  Deveau
Evan Deveau
Parts Manager

Evan has been with Advantage Ford since 2011 working as a technician, service advisor and sales consultant. As our Parts Manager and a Red Seal Parts person, Evan has particular expertise about suspension systems, wheels, and tires for trucks and performance cars.

Rick Raddatz
Rick Raddatz
Assistant Parts Manager

Rick has been in the automotive industry since 1988 and joined the Advantage team in 2012. Rick studied automotive at SAIT and is a certified Journeyman Parts person.

Stuart Hutchison
Stuart Hutchison
Accessories Specialist

Stuart has been in the automotive industry for over 5 years as a service advisor and joined us in June of 2019 after moving from Winnipeg and the UK. He has a passion for motor racing and anything to do with vehicles and a passion for football (soccer that is).

Erik Scheelar
Erik Scheelar
Parts Sales

Erik joined team Advantage in 2012 working on the lot. He then moved in to the Parts department in 2014. Erik not only works with wheels here but spends all his free time with anything on wheels including road rallies, mountain biking and roller blading!

Josh Garay
Josh Garay
Parts Sales

Tarra Sahlin
Tarra Sahlin
Parts Sales

Nick Romanoff
Nick Romanoff
Parts Sales

Brad Luchak
Brad Luchak
Parts Driver

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