ABOUT


After over 35 years in the Kitchener downtown core, Downtown Auto Centre has relocated to the Huron Business at 680 Trillium Dr. We continue to offer all of the services and repairs that our clients are accustomed to. Greg and Le-Anne still own the facility but have handed the day to day operations to their children, Tyler and Alyssa. 


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 thereafter. 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

Ryan Reil

Licensed Automotive Technician

  • Ozone Depletion License
  • Member of Ontario College of Trades
  • WHMIS trained


Ryan Shea

Automotive Technician
 
  • Member of Ontario College of Trades
  • WHMIS trained
  • First Aid Certified 


Miki Bisanic

Automotive Technician 
  • Propane Technician Assistant
  • Member of Ontario College of Trades
  • WHMIS trained 



Our Partners


Primemax Energy Inc.



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