3 Generations Of Camilleri’s – Mazda Dealers in Brisbane
February 12, 2019
What makes Grand Prix Mazda Aspley so different to most dealerships? We think it probably comes down to our most important trait – that we’re a family. The Grand Prix Mazda Aspley story began with Joe Camilleri, and then continued with his son Luke, our Dealer Principal. True to the exciting path Grand Prix Mazda Aspley has paved for him, Luke’s son Kyden recently joined the dealership, and marked the 3rd generation of Camilleri’s to join the team at Grand Prix Mazda Aspley.
So, what is it about being a family owned and operated business that feels so special? We think it’s an important part of who we are, and that’s because it’s real, genuine, and we all share a common goal. “Starting from nothing, it means a lot to see where we are now, and know we succeeded because of those family values,” says Joe Camilleri.
Ky, the youngest Camilleri, is just 17 – the same age his dad was when he started his Grand Prix Mazda Aspley journey 25 years ago, and Luke is excited to see if he’ll follow in his footsteps. “As a dad, I’ve gotten to know that he has a big heart and is very intelligent; so I’m excited to see him learn the automotive industry, to understand himself and learn what he’s got inside that hasn’t had a chance to come out yet”. Starting a new job can be daunting for anyone, but it’s a little different when you share your workplace with your Dad and Grandad. “Things have gone even better than we thought, actually!” Says Luke. “I was probably more nervous about him starting than he was, but the smile hasn’t come off his face yet. I love his energy, it’s great to see.”
Having 3 generations of Camilleri’s in the dealership is a testament to the success of Grand Prix Mazda Aspley, and a testament to the values it champions. If you get into Grand Prix Mazda Aspley yourself, you’ll see just what we’re talking about. The culture of the dealership is built on diligence, reliability, and the happiness of the customer. It seems Ky has had no trouble taking on this culture of positivity. “I feel so happy every time I see him at the dealership,” says Joe. “He’s just full of beans! I think he’s starting out the right way. He’s got to learn from the bottom up, and Luke’s got him doing that. Give him 2 or 3 years… he’ll be up there with the top dogs.”
So how does Ky feel about it all? When asked what the most exciting part of working at Grand Prix Mazda Aspley was, he had a quick answer…“Definitely driving the cars! But seriously, I love everything, every part of the job. It’s been really good so far.” Ky’s clearly had no trouble picking up the Grand Prix Mazda Aspley values with his two best role models around. “It’s such a blessing, having my Dad and Grandad around. It’s so good to be able to come to work and see them here. I’m really lucky – everyone’s been so welcoming, I couldn’t have picked better people to work with.”
From our family to yours, we invite you to drop in to Grand Prix Mazda Aspley, meet the Camilleri’s and see what our friendly sales team can do for you. We’re not like most dealerships – but don’t take our word for it, come in and find out for yourself what sets us apart.