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Where convenience meets community: These 5 Richmond businesses set the service standard

Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle, seeking reliable daycare services or anything in between, these Richmond businesses offer convenience and top-tier customer service
These local Richmond businesses set the gold standard for service.

Certain fads come and go, but there are quintessential services that never go out of demand or style. Especially with the dawn of the Internet and the emergence of the digital age, efficiency, convenience and customer service are more important than ever.

That said, while some may argue that we are more connected these days, it doesn’t necessarily mean so in a personal, base human level sort of way. So, when you come across businesses that skillfully toe the line between modern accessibility and traditional values, you know they’re built to last. 

To that end, we’ve compiled a list of five standout businesses in Richmond that set the gold standard for service. Whether you’re looking to hit the road in a new vehicle, find reliable and safe childcare, get to work on some yard maintenance in time for summer or simply find a place to grab groceries for a decent deal, you’re covered!

Rothewood Academy

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Many parents can relate to the struggle of finding safe, reliable and reputable daycares, preschools and early childcare facilities. After all, you want to ensure your children receive the best possible care in an environment where they can thrive. 

Rothewood Academy Daycare and Preschool was established with this exact objective in mind. Focusing on prioritizing high-quality care and learning through highly trained staff and a child-centred curriculum grounded in the latest research and best practices, Rothewood Academy instills a holistic approach to education that fosters creativity and encourages exploration perfectly summarized in their motto: Head. Hands. Heart. 

To learn more and schedule a tour today, visit

Garden City Shopping Centre

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These days, convenience is king, especially surrounding the shopping experience. At Garden City Shopping Centre, you can find all your necessities in one location to ensure optimal efficiency right down to the free parking! 

Comprising over 50 unique businesses from groceries – including a new Save-On-Foods – to delicious restaurants, pet supplies, spa services, a pharmacy, a specialty flower shop and even a fitness center, you can find everything your family may need all in one place, with easily accessible customer service to help with any questions. 

Garden City Shopping Centre prides itself on customer and community-minded approaches by focusing on individual assistance and wider initiatives like the annual Summer Stretch Event held every September. The fundraising event for Richmond Food Bank provides fun, family-friendly activities, music and a communal space for local small business owners, encouraging all customers and neighbours to join.

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Applewood Auto Group

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When it comes to the big purchases in life, like a vehicle, you want it to come from a source that balances quality, reliability and support. Applewood Auto Group offers a wide range of cars to suit every preference and lifestyle while providing customers peace of mind through dependable and accessible customer service. 

Established in 1998, Applewood Auto Group has become a prominent player in B.C.’s automotive industry, with 11 dealership locations across Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Offering a vast selection of vehicles from well-known manufacturers, including Nissan, KIA, Ford, INFINITI, GM and Mitsubishi and a dedicated Performance Centre, it prides itself on offering the best in every sense, for its team and clients.

Striving to make a positive impact, Applewood Auto Group has dedicated itself to serving the community by providing unparalleled customer service and fostering long-term relationships built on trust and satisfaction. 

Learn more and browse its diverse selection today at

Connect Hearing

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Your hearing helps you stay connected to those who matter most, enjoy all the sights and sounds around you, and maintain a good quality of life.

As Canada’s number one physician-referred hearing healthcare provider, Connect Hearing has been helping customers stay connected to the sounds they enjoy most for over 45 years. Offering a full spectrum of hearing tests, tinnitus support and hearing solutions to meet all lifestyles and budgets, the Connect Hearing team helps clients find the best hearing solution for their unique listening needs. 

For a limited time, enter for a chance to win a pair of top-of-the-line hearing aids with the Connect Hearing CAA Member contest.* Visit for more details.

*Terms and conditions apply. Private clients only. Entrants must have a valid CAA Membership. Contest closes June 29.

Get Growing Landscaping

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As the seasons change, and we have the luxury of spending more time outside, you want to ensure your spaces are ready for the spring and summer seasons.

For over 20 years, Get Growing Landscaping has built a reliable reputation in Richmond for Strata landscaping and maintenance services, helping maintain and create beautiful outdoor spaces that enhance the quality of life for local residents, homeowners and the greater community. 

As a professional landscaping company, it understands the unique skills and knowledge required for Strata and residential outdoor areas, which is why its team of experienced professionals is specially trained to handle all of the intricacies and aspects of Strata landscaping. 

From tree pruning to hedging to simple gardening services, Get Growing Landscaping possesses the proper gear, knowledge and comprehensive services to spruce up your outdoor space. 

Learn more and receive a quote today by visiting