ABOUT


Downtown Auto Centre is one of the largest independent automotive service facility in the Waterloo Region. Originally established in the mid seventies as Downtown Texaco on Joseph Street, Downtown Auto relocated to 24 Gaukel Street in the early 1980’s.

Greg Pilecki (President) joined the Downtown Auto Team in 1985 and through the mentorship of the previous owner he took over ownership and operation in 1991. Greg has a long history in the automotive industry. At age 12 he had his first job with a garage which was owned and operated by a predominant K-W family. Three years later he joined a major gas retailer where he pumped gas and did odd jobs in the shop. During his high school years he started at Fred’s Service and began his apprenticeship soon there after. Back to 1985.… Greg finished his apprenticeship at Downtown Auto Centre, graduated in 1988 and achieved Inter-provincial status.

Shortly after certification Greg began learning the management ropes and took the big plunge in 1991. Downtown Auto has been owned and operated by Greg and Le-Anne Pilecki since this time and they continue to build on outstanding principles of honesty, integrity and friendly, courteous staff.

Winner of two Diamond Kitchener Post Readers Choice awards in 2013.

STAFF


Greg Pilecki
  • President/OwnerCollege of Trades Board Member for Automotive Service Technicians

  • Licensed Motor Vehicle Technician with Inter-Provincial

  • Licensed Truck and Coach Technician

  • Licensed Propane Inspector

  • Licensed Propane Installer

  • P3 License (propane cylinder & vehicle fills)

  • Licensed GFI and EcoFuels Installer

  • Licensed AFICS and Yugo-Tech Installer

  • Ozone Depletion License

  • Licensed Propane Tank Inspector

  • Advisor for Ministry of Training

  • Advisor for ERSTF (Employer Recruitment Strategy Task Force) Committee for Waterloo-Wellington

  • Marine Maintenance Instructor for KW Power Squadron

  • WHMIS trained

  • Automotive Certification (Vehicle Sales)

  • Advisor for Ministry of Transportation

  • Member of the Ontario College of Trades



Le-Anne Pilecki
  • Service Advisor/Owner

  • WHMIS trained

  • Automotive Certification (Vehicle Sales)

Tyler Pilecki
  • Licensed Automotive Technician

  • WHIMIS trained

  • Licensed Propane Installer

  • Licensed Propane Inspector

  • Propane Certified 100-11

  • Member of the Ontario College of Trades

  • Ozone Depletion License

Alyssa Pilecki
  • Office Administrator

  • BA English

  • WHIMIS trained


RJ App
  • Licensed Automotive Technician

  • Licensed Propane Installer

  • Licensed Propane Inspector

  • P3 (Propane) License

  • WHIMIS Trained

  • Member of the Ontario College of Trades

  • Ozone Depletion License

Brandon Gauthier
  • Front Line Customer Service

  • Propane Attendant

  • P-T-1 100-01 Propane Certified

  • WHMIS Certified

Max Mayer
  • Propane Attendant

  • P-T-1 100-01 Propane Certified

  • WHMIS trained

Devon Tomlin
  • Propane Attendant

  • P-T-1 100-01 Propane Certified

  • WHMIS trained

Brett Tabor
  • Licensed Automotive Technician

  • Propane Certified 100-11

  • WHMIS trained

  • Member of Ontario College of Trades

Stan Markowiak
  • Service Advisor

  • WHMIS trained

Ryan Reil
  • Automotive Technician

  • Ozone Depletion LIcense

  • Member of Ontario College of Trades

  • WHMIS trained

Our Partners

Primemax Energy Inc.


Workhorse


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