Curbie: ABEX winner giving power back to car buyers

Curbie News October 30, 2021

By: Jon Perez

SASKATOON — Curbie is a new player in the used car sales industry, but in a short span of time has already made its mark in the business community — even overcoming the challenges brought by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Winning the New Venture Award, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export, in last week’s 2021 ABEX Award was the cherry on top of being recognized by Saskatchewan’s business sector.

Curbie Vice President for Marketing and Sales Ian Macdonald said receiving the award is truly a humbling experience and well appreciated by their entire crew. “To receive recognition for the positive performance, profitability, innovation, job creation and expansion into new markets Curbie has made gives us further motivation to deliver a better car buying experience to more and more Canadians.”

“Due to COVID this year's presentation was done online with a pre-recorded speech by [Curbie Chief Operations Officer] Brent Gudelot. Our Curbie Crew watched online via the Chamber’s live steam. We were shocked and very excited when we heard our name called.”

He added that just being nominated and knowing the amazing business success stories made by Brew Ninja and Limitless Clothing Gear was already an honour. They are thankful that Curbie’s way of helping customers who are tight on the budget can still get the car of their dreams.

“What makes Curbie unique is how we have taken on one of the worst purchase experiences a person could have, buying a used car, and delivering a truly revolutionary, empowering and transparent experience for our customers. Offering transparent prices, no hidden fees, no pushy commission salespeople, and the ability to shop online and from the comfort of your home, we can now proudly say that there is a better way to buy a car for Canadians,” said Macdonald.

Curbie is still a young local company but, instead of taking baby steps, had grown by leaps and bounds making it an exciting time for the entire crew according to Macdonald.