LENEXA, Kan. This year’s grand prize winner of the Professionals’ Choice Scratch & Win $10,000 promotion is Hamid Esmailion, owner of Hank The Mechanic in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Hamid received the entry scratch ticket from APM Limited, which is a Bestbuy Distributors Ltd. member, which, in turn, is a member of Automotive Parts Associates.
Hank the Mechanic, originally Auto Esmailion, has been quite a success story, starting out renting one bay from a lube center to now doing business as an independent seven-bay shop with a new office.
“Sometimes you have to encourage the customers to complete the ballots and turn them in, because if you don’t enter, you can’t win,” said Troy Kingston, salesman with APM Limited. “Hamid and Jill were shocked and extremely excited to win the big prize!”
APA’s WD shareholders conducted the Scratch & Win Sweepstakes at more than 250 locations across the United States and Canada from October through December.