FORT FRANCES—Nick Beyak will be the new owner of Sunset Country Ford here come January.
Beyak, who owns Dryden GM and will continue to operate both businesses, is the son of Lynn Beyak and the late Tony Beyak.
He said Thursday morning that he is looking forward to moving back to Fort Frances, where his family lived from 1990-2000.
Beyak went away to school to study the car business in 1996. Then after getting his degree, he worked with his father at Causeway Pontiac-Buick-GMC Ltd. here for about four months.
The family then moved to Dryden, where they owned and operated Dryden GM.
Beyak worked with his father there for about a year-and-a-half. He then continued to run the dealership after his father’s sudden passing in April, 2002.
Beyak said his decision to buy Sunset Country Ford from Dan Henderson was based on the fact he believes in Ford and its products, as well as his familiarity with the community.
“I feel there’s a lot of opportunity in the community with what’s going on economically in Atikokan and in the Emo area,” he remarked.
“I think there’s going to be a lot of growth in the area.”
Beyak added he plans on making customer service his top priority.
Beyak said he will be joined at Sunset Country Ford by Terry Mueller, who many know as service manager at West End Motors.
Mueller will be running fixed operations (parts and body shop) at Sunset Country Ford to start, and possibly get into other areas of the business at time goes on.
Beyak also plans to hire another salesperson as soon as possible.
Within the next few years, Beyak hopes to add 10 new jobs to Sunset Country Ford, as well as give the King’s Highway business a makeover.
Beyak will be moving here from Dryden.
His wife, Claire, and two children, Emily, five, and Anthony, three, will join him later in 2011 once their daughter finishes her school year.
(Fort Frances Daily Bulletin)