I have been around the automotive industry my whole life, as my father is also a licensed automotive service technician. I started my apprenticeship while still in high school, and after graduation in April 1989, I was officially licensed the following month. Since then, I have dedicated myself to lifelong learning, staying abreast of all new technologies, and even taking more than 500 training courses. I strive for perfection, and with strong morals and abilities, it doesn’t take long to realize the quality of my work is unsurpassed in the industry. I have built a reputation on being the best of the best, and other technicians continually use me as a source of information. I have obtained many certificates and awards over the years, and most recently I was awarded General Motors Driveability Specialist silver distinction, from the General Motors Technicians Guild. This level of achievement is only awarded to ten technicians across Canada. I have been employed by Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and by independent repair facilities. I am no stranger to business ownership; I have owned and operated Advanced Auto Service in St. Thomas from 1995 to 2005. Since then, I have manage other businesses but nothing compares to running your own business and I have truly enjoyed every day of work, since the conception of Gurr Auto. I look forward to building relationships with new clients while continuing with current ones. I am confident that at Gurr Auto, your expectations will not only be met, but will be exceeded.
I have also been around the automotive industry throughout my life. I grew up, my father’s shadow, either keeping him company in his garage, or riding in his 32 Ford Coupe. My childhood summers were spent with fellow members of the National Hot Rod Association. My father was not just an avid street rod enthusiast, but for a time, was also an automotive technician. I still have a love for street rods, just as John has a love for muscle cars. I started working for the public at 11 years of age. My parents owned a food concession in Port Burwell, which kept me busy through my teenage years. It was a natural progression for me to enter the healthcare field, multitasking, all the while, forming relationships with patients, from my community. I have spent 9 years as a dental assistant and dental assistant instructor. The last 17 years have been spent as a dental hygienist, and I still enjoy this title, at a wonderful office, here in St Thomas. I have always enjoyed working with the public and cherish my relationships with people, whether they have been customers, students or patients. Over the years, I have been a volunteer coordinator for the dental hygiene aspect of the Dental Outreach Community Service Program in London, and both myself and John are volunteers with the Tillsonburg Relay for Life set up committee. You will see me at Gurr Auto often, and you will know me by my smile and welcoming nature. I try to bring all my skills to Gurr Auto; to help each client realize the most personalized automotive service in St. Thomas.
Jay is one of our Automotive Service Technicians. He has been a car guy since birth, a love he inherited from his father and shares with his younger brother who is also an Automotive Service Technician.
He never wanted any other career and so completed his apprenticeship and coursework immediately after high school and has been working in the industry for more than a decade. He is a fan of trucks of all kinds, the bigger the better!
Jay loves to attend car shows with his dad and brother, and he and his wife Alli have plans to buy themselves a classic “toy” someday.