A family affair (Chico Mont-St-Hilaire)

April 16 2022

Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Wednesday April 13, 2022 – Boutique d’animaux Chico is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, with Louis Tanguay and Luc Charbonneau. Mr. Charbonneau is already a well-established name in the company since he is the brother of the president, Pierre Charbonneau. For 22 years, he was also the manager of the very first Chico store on Ontario Street. After running into each other randomly a few months ago, the duo decided to embark on a new adventure with this Chico franchise.

« Luc is my cousin’s partner, so we’ve known each other for a long time. We ran into each other this summer at the mall and that’s when I first pitched him the idea. The next day, he agreed. Knowing his connection to the company and my passion for animals, it was a natural fit for both of us! »
– Louis Tanguay, co-franchisee of the Boutique d’animaux Chico on Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Boulevard in Mont-Saint-Hilaire.


Repeating a winning formula

Mr. Charbonneau was one of the instigators of the company’s slogan: « the largest chain of neighborhood pet stores » and he intends to use the same formula with his first store as a co-franchisee. Several projects are already on the way in order to get involved in the community and with the animals in the area.

« I’ve had this project in mind for a long time. So when Louis proposed the idea, I didn’t really have to think twice about it. Of course, it’s not easy for me to leave my friends at the store where I spent the last 22 years of my life, but there’s a great new adventure ahead of me! We’re already thinking about our next store hahaha! »
– Luc Charbonneau, co-franchisee of the Boutique d’animaux Chico on Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Boulevard in Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

A well-balanced duo

Previously retired from the Société Radio-Canada as a project manager, Louis will take on the financial and management side of the franchise. For his part, with over 20 years of experience in customer service, Luc will ensure that employees are well trained, and that quality service is provided.

A bit of history

The first Chico store was founded over 35 years ago in the Hochelaga neighbourhood. Today, the company has over 70 franchises in Quebec.

The Chico network experienced spectacular growth in 2008. Since then, many entrepreneurs with a passion for animals have chosen to join the Chico family by becoming franchisees. Boutiques d’animaux Chico is now the largest chain of neighbourhood pet stores in Quebec.

Store location

313 Boulevard Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Qc
J3H 3N8
450 283-0220