Steven Shuhany loves the outdoors. He grew up on a Chilliwack hobby farm, and the gorgeous surroundings of the Upper Fraser Valley continue to inspire him to get outside whenever he can.
“On most of my days off I’m either up in the mountains off-roading, or down by the river fishing,” he says.
When he’s not reeling in a trout at Foley Lake or driving Woodside or Harrison East, you’ll find Steven at O’Connor Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM. There, he often helps outdoorsy customers find versatile vehicles that get them into the backcountry.
“A lot of the people coming into O’Connor are looking for a vehicle that will help them get out into the mountains, whether that’s a truck with towing capacity for a camping trailer, or something built for off-roading. It’s something I can relate to.”
Steven has been at O’Connor for just under two years, and before that his work life let him try “a little bit of everything” from serving hungry patrons at restaurants to serving energetic golfers at a local pro shop.
“I enjoy meeting new people and being of service to them.”
What to look for in a test drive
When you come to the O’Connor dealership, Steven will ask what you’re looking for, and what you plan to use the vehicle for. Everyone has different priorities, he says, and that’s part of the fun.
Once you’ve explored your options and found something you’re interested in, it’s time for a test drive. But what should you be looking for as you drive?
“I think the most important reason to do a test drive is to see if you feel comfortable and safe behind the wheel. Sitting in the driver’s seat can genuinely put a smile on your face, and that’s important! So many of us have a long commute, so why not make that commute as enjoyable as we can?”
It’s easy to hear that joy in Steven’s voice when he starts talking about Jeeps, the vehicle that matches his lifestyle and puts a smile on his face.
“They’re the most customizable vehicles — there’s so much you can do to make it your own. And they’re like a little mountain goat. They’ll go anywhere!”
Working at O’Connor means Steven gets to spend a lot of time chatting about his favourite vehicle, and he also gets to connect with a great group of coworkers.
“It’s the best work atmosphere I’ve been a part of — everyone’s ready to jump in and help out to make sure our customers get the best experience.”
Visit Steven and the rest of the friendly team at O’Connor Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM at the corner of Hocking and Yale in Chillwack. Browse new and used vehicles at oconnorchrysler.com, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news!