Rick Hollis


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I established Hollis Ford (formerly Juniper Mercury) in 1977. Over the years the business has grown from 4 on staff to 40. My success over the years has been primarily due to hiring people that love the auto business and who maintain a great relationship with our customers. Please contact me personally if you require assistance with any of your automotive needs.

John Hatfield

General Manager

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I have lived in the Truro area all my life, spending my childhood years in Hilden and attending schools in Brookfield and Truro. I am married and we have one daughter. I enjoy traveling throughout Nova Scotia and taking in all the beauty there is here. I also enjoy home DIY projects. I joined Hollis Ford in 1996 as a sales consultant. In 2003 I took on the position of pre-owned sales manager which has taken to my current position. It's a pleasure to be employed by a local family-owned business. I look forward to helping you with any of your automotive needs.

David Pelley

CFO - Controller 

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I am originally from Newfoundland but grew up in Nova Scotia. I have been part of the Hollis Ford team since 2002. Hollis Ford is a great place to work! I enjoy golf, softball and spending time with my family.


Brenda Marsh

Accounts Receivable

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I was born and raised in beautiful Cape Breton. Having had a 30 year career in the Gasoline business it took me from Cape Breton to Moncton NB, Edmonton Alberta, Fort St. John BC where I eventually retired and moved back to this beautiful area where I found my forever home at Hollis Ford. Having previously worked in the Service Department I am proud to be back working with this wonderful team. In my spare time I love painting and being with my best friend Gracie my little Morkie dog.

Lorelei Burton


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I grew up in the Glenholme and Debert area, currently live in Belmont where my daughter and grandchildren are close by. Having strong family ties to Hollis Ford for several years; I am pleased and proud to be a member of the Hollis Team. I look forward to meeting new acquaintances and greeting old friends.

Sandra Works

Accounts Payable 

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I was born and have lived in the Truro area all my life. I am married and we enjoy going for drives, exploring the countryside and all the little out of the way shops in Nova Scotia. We enjoy all the unique antique shops along the way. My children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are all here in the Truro area as well. Truro is a great place to live and work. I have worked in an office/accounting environment for 38 years. I joined the Hollis Team in October 2021 and enjoy working here very much.  I enjoy walking, swimming and skating. We also bowl on a league doing the winter months. 

Financial Services 

Terry Kay

Finance Service Manager

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I am originally from the Truro area and like to spend my free time exploring this beautiful province with my lovely wife.  As a Hollis Ford employee for 10 years plus I am pleased to be a part of a progressive team that continues to evolve and expand to better meet the needs of our customers. My job is to not only take care of all of your financial needs but to make sure that this part of the car-buying process is as stress-free and pleasant as possible. Drop-in today to see what we can do for you.


Rob McKinnon

Sales Manager

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Rick Moir

Sales & Leasing Consultant

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Originally from Halifax, I moved to Truro in the early '80s where I met my lovely wife. Living in Truro is such a nice contrast to life in the city. I have been in sales with Hollis Ford for the past 28 years where I have met and dealt with many fine individuals. I like to think that the service that I provide will keep my customers coming back. I enjoy hitting a golf ball around when I get a chance. Fewer hits per round would be nice. Call me if you are interested in a vehicle and I am sure I can make your purchase a pleasant one.

Garnet MacLean

Sales & Leasing Consultant 

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I moved to Truro with my real Boss of over 25 years and our family over 20 years ago from Prince Edward Island. . We have 4 children, 8 Grandchildren all in the Maritimes. Enjoy music, Celtic in particular, travelling, do some hunting and fishing. I drop by New Beginnings Fitness Centre occasionally, Tae Kwon Do student and instructor at Langille's Tae Kwon Do.! I have worked as a vehicle consultant for about 16 years. I take pleasure in taking care of my customer base and am always looking forward to my new customers in the future.

Rob MacLellan

Sales & Leasing Consultant

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Rob MacLellan has a broad background in education, with previous car sales experience in Winnipeg, MB. He is the Principal/Consultant of Tide's Turning Consulting Services, and Owner/Operator of Meadowview Acres, a seasonal guest cottage rental property in Economy, NS. Whether you are considering the purchase or lease of a brand new Ford product or in choosing from our great inventory of pre-owned vehicles, Rob can promise you a great purchasing experience.

Sonny Siteman

Sales & Leasing Consultant

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I have 46 plus years in the Automotive industry in Nova Scotia and have had the pleasure of assisting thousands of customers over the years to obtain the right vehicle for their needs.  My wife Terri and I moved to Truro in 2013 to be close to our two daughters and their families.  We are enjoying the Truro area and I am very pleased to be part of the Hollis Ford Team.  Great service after the sale is what it is all about.

Addesh Mago

Sales & Leasing Consultant

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I have been in the automotive business for almost 30 years and I am proud to say, most of them here in this wonderful community of Truro. I have established many long-lasting relationships with my customers over these years, and I am proud to be part of a great team here at Hollis Ford.

Courtney Mellish

Sales & Leasing Consultant

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Gary Walker

Service Manager

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I have been in the automotive industry since 1985 as a technician, a shop foreman and a service manager.  It's been an interesting career seeing the advancement from the first front-wheel drives to the technical advancement in today's vehicles.  Being part of the Hollis Ford team and working with amazing people who work very hard every day to deliver the best possible customer service is awesome.  If you have any questions or just want to stop by and say Hi, it would be my pleasure to meet you.

Gillian Sample

Service Advisor

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Shellee Rushton

Service Advisor

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Ashley MacDonnell

Service Appointment Coordinator

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Shelley McLellan

Warranty Administration

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Celebrating over 30 years in the automotive business, I'm proud to be born and raised in Lower Onslow and never strayed from the area.   I have raised  3 children

and the proud to be "Grammie" to a small herd of amazing grandkids.

Larry Smith

U-Haul Rental Manager

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I am originally from Malagash, moved to Truro in 1974. I started working at Juniper Mercury (Hollis Ford) in 1978.

I have held several positions until 1998 when I became the U-haul Rental Manager.

I have one son and two stepchildren. I am Puppy to one grandson.

Feel free to contact me for all your moving needs.

Rick McFarlane

Master Technician

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Hi, I'm Rick McFarlane aka "Bubba". I spent most of my life here in Truro with a short stint in Ontario. I love NS and the people. The pace of life suits family living. I'm married to Stacey Stewart with two children Ricky 20 and Paige 12. Hollis Ford has been my home since the beginning of my career 15 years ago. I started as an apprentice and worked my way to a red seal technician, then to a Ford Master. My plans are to never stop learning and striving to be the best I can be.

Kris Phillips

Master Technician

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I started with Hollis Ford in 1998 and haven't looked back. In 2008 I attained the highest level of certification recognized by Ford Motor and became a Master Technician! My enthusiasm for all things mechanical propels me to never stop learning and evolving so that every repair is a successful "fixed right". Something I take great pride in. I currently live in Valley with my wife and son who I travel the world with in my spare time! "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination"!

Terence Turnbull


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Hi, my name is Terence Turnbull. I'm a Ford Senior Technician at Hollis Ford. I've been at Hollis since 2003 where I started as an apprentice and 4 years later wrote and passed my red seal exam.

Aaron Redmond


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Hi, my name is Aaron. I am a red seal master tech with 20 years in the trade. Eleven of those years at Hollis Ford. I enjoy all aspects of the trade and I'm looking forward to helping you with any of your automotive needs

Josh Simm

Apprentice Technician

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Morgan McLeod

Apprentice Technician

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Hi, my name is Morgan I've been working at Hollis Ford since June 18th 2019.  I started my career at Hollis Ford and have loved every minute I've been here. When I was hired I was pretty freaked out cuz I was the only girl in the shop, but the guys welcomed me with open arms and have made me the mechanic I am today. I'm no longer scared to be the girl in the shop and I'm happy I started working here. It's a great place to work with great people. 

Nathan (Nate) Burris

Apprentice Technician

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Lisa Fletcher

Apprentice Technician

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Steve Hansford

Wheel Alignment Technician

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My name is Steve, I'm from Ontario. I've lived all across Canada.

I've been in the trade for 9 years now and love working on vehicles.

Need it fixed? Let me at it, and it'll get done.

Dawson Fleck

Apprentice Technician

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Parts & Accessories 

Steve Wyllie

Parts Manager

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I have lived in Truro all my life. Married to my lovely wife Susan for 43 years; we have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. I have been in the parts business for 45 years and with Hollis Ford as parts manager for 40 years. I love the auto industry. Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do for you.

Dwayne Hartlen

Parts Counterperson

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I have been an automotive technician since 1980, and have worked for Hollis Ford as a Master Tech since 1991. I am married and have a son who is a carpenter. I have lived in Truro pretty much my whole life. I volunteered at the local homeless shelter twice a week in the evenings. I also was a volunteer firefighter with Truro for 24 yrs. I enjoy all outdoor activities and woodworking.. Since having an injury to my shoulders, I am no longer doing mechanical work. I now handle the front parts counter at Hollis Ford. With my knowledge of Ford vehicles, I take pride in myself of getting you the right part for your vehicle the "first time".

Becky Spence

Parts Counterperson

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I grew up in the Truro area, and have recently returned to Great Village after living in Ontario for the last 20 years.  I have worked with the Ford family for the last 12 years and am excited to continue my career here at Hollis Ford.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering within my community.


Jake Kaiser

Parts Counterperson

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Jeff Ettenger

Parts Shipping & Receiving

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 I was born and raised in Upper Kennetcook, Hants County and bought my home in West Gore approximately 20 years ago. I started with Ford in 1990 and have been with Hollis Ford for the past 12 years. I am happily married to my wife Markitia for 15 years.

Vernon Findlay

Parts Shipping & Receiving

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I am from Hopewell, Pictou County. I climb Mount Tom every day to get to work. I am married to a great lady named Rose. Rose is originally from Truro and we moved to Hopewell after we were married. We have two great children, Pam and Neil. We are now proud Grandparents of Pam and Dalton's little girl Elena Grace. I started work at Hollis Ford in 2003, left for 2 to 3 years, and came back in 2012. There are some good people working here and they all know their stuff.


Adam Taylor

Auto Detailer

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I am a  lifelong resident of the Truro area and am the father of two great kids. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and watching their progress in life. Here at Hollis Ford, I feel that same sense of family which makes it a pleasure to come to work each and every day.

Tim Crowe

Auto Detailer

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I have been in the auto business since 1997 and detailing vehicles since 2002.

Matt McCallum

Building Maintenance

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Although many think I just work here after school, I've been working at Hollis Ford for over 13 years. My job allows me to interact with people from all departments and I have made many friends here over the years. We have a great team at Hollis Ford and they always make me look forward to coming to work.

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