Family-Owned Business Successor Soars Lanteigne Sports to New Heights
Located in Caraquet, Lanteigne Sports is a family business that was founded in 1976 by Raymond Lanteigne and his wife Mériza. In business for over 35 years, Lanteigne Sports is in constant evolution. Their business specializes in the sale and service of the Ski-Doo brand and their off-terrain vehicle Can-Am. To complete the BRP products range, they recently add the Spyder and Sea-Doo lines. It is also the only company to offer Bombardier Recreation Products (BRP) in Northeastern New Brunswick. With increased demand from their clients, award winning Lanteigne Sports also sells and repairs 5th wheels, trailers and is forever adding new lines to their service offerings.
A wonderful example of succession, brother and sister Richard and Cyndie Lanteigne took over the family business in 2001. Since 2008, Cyndie has been the general manager and in 2012, she bought shares from her brother and became the sole proprietor. Lanteigne Sports is a major economic driver, employing 25 people in the region.
This unique business can be described as warm and welcoming and, since they are in the business of leisure and luxury, they have passionate and inspired clients. Lanteigne Sports is different from its competitors in the quality and diversity of their products and its excellent customer service.
For the past eight years, Cyndie has served as treasurer on the executive of the Greater Caraquet Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of “Les Filles d’Isabelle,” a benevolent organization that hosts activities to raise money that is later distributed to those in need. In addition to volunteering on a weekly basis for the same organization, Cyndie donates her time to the Gala Commerc’or, to the Oktoberfest festival, and much more.
If Cyndie could give advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, she would tell them the following: “If you would like to succeed in business, be present, get involved, listen to your clients and employees, and, first and foremost, don’t be afraid to work.”
The future is bright for this determined entrepreneur. Cyndie looks forward to continued growth by expanding her business and regrouping all her products and services under one roof, as well as continuing to offer a first-class service to all of her clients.