Company Location Woodbridge, Canada
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Yes we sell batteries but is that what we are really about....?

Our Purpose

To glorify God and enrich lives as we deliver the most trustworthy source of power to the world.

We fulfill our purpose by doing business based on Biblical principles – such as honesty, humility, service, and care – in a way that is welcoming and loving to all. As a company contributor, you are free to interact with the purpose in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Our values, however, are unchanging, and we ask that our team members try their best to live them as they serve our key stakeholders: team members, customers, distributors, suppliers and vendors, communities and shareholders. By creating a welcoming and caring environment, we hope to create a positive experience for our team members and everyone else whom Interstate touches, no matter their background or belief system.

Our Values

Our Purpose is why we exist. Our Values drive how we go about that existence and represent who we are.


Treats others like you want to be treated.

Servants Heart

Lead with what people need.


Do great things with the gifts you've been given.


Learn, improve and boldly drive change that matters.


Work hard, laugh often.


Together, we're better.


Be who you are and live up to your commitments.

Along with Interstate’s seven values, team members inspire and encourage each other by sharing an eighth value that’s as special and unique as every person’s fingerprint.

How It All Started
When John Searcy founded Interstate Batteries in 1952, his vision was for the company to help its team members, distributors and partners provide for their families and give back to their communities. Selling batteries was just a vehicle to accomplish a much broader goal. He wanted to make his company about something more than profits, to work in a way that would please God. John treated people as he would want to be treated and modeled this well to his whole team, including our Chairman Norm Miller. When Norm began to run the company in 1978, he held true to these ideals and within a number of years Norm included “to glorify God” in our mission statement. In 2013, we further defined our purpose and articulated a set of core values with input from all our key stakeholders. That is our corporate history and our local history in Woodbridge Ontario mirrors that purpose and those values. We have been at this since 1992 first in Brampton and now Woodbridge  and have grown to have 2 retail stores in addition to our legacy wholesale battery distribution business.

In Case You’re wondering...
Do I have to be a Christian to work here?

No. Interstate hires and promotes team members based on their ability to fulfill their job duties in a way that aligns with our values – focusing on Love, Servant’s Heart, Excellence, Courage, Team, Fun and Integrity.

Will I fit in here? Our culture is welcoming and is respectful to team members with different perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and belief systems. If you’re ready to do great things with the gifts you’ve been given (as stated in our value of Excellence), and work hard and laugh often (as outlined in our value of Fun), then yes, you’ll fit right in.

How does it look on a daily basis? While there is a spiritual aspect to Interstate’s work environment, it is absolutely up to each team member whether or not they choose to participate in any optional faith based activities.

You may see prayer requests come to your email from the owner or perhaps the corporate Chaplain's Group.
On occasion, there may be prayer before meals or meetings.

There is a Chaplain on staff at our corporate office who is available to help team members in need and to organize volunteer opportunities.

On rare occasions some lunches with speakers or studies may also be Biblically-based.

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