Our Story

In the early years of GAP Auto, Bill’s dream was to provide food and a home for his wife and young family. Starting with an auto parts wholesaler from Montreal, Bill was able to buy $5,000 worth of parts and set out looking for customers in an old milk delivery truck. Before long, there were several easily identifiable “GAP Vans” servicing over 500 customers in Atlantic Canada. With determination and a vision, Bill created a brand and products that today can be found from coast to coast.

Throughout the 1990’s, Bill steadily grew GAP Auto – from his home garage to a small warehouse nearby, to a large warehouse in Keswick, NB. With GAP Auto becoming one of Canada’s largest Wynn’s distributors and building its own manufacturing plant, it didn’t take long for GAP to expand its footprint.

Never did Bill imagine he would have 3 sons that would take his business into the next generation. In 2009, Bill’s 3 sons took over the company’s operations and started their own journey in making GAP Auto a leading manufacturer of automotive chemicals in Canada. By 2013, Bruce, Craig and Mark had expanded GAP Auto to Ontario and moved the operation to a new facility in Keswick Ridge, NB.

Today, GAP Auto’s products can be found in every province in Canada through its professional distribution network and GAP Auto direct distribution.

GAP 2020 - Behind the Scenes

OUR CORE VALUES

BE RESPECTFUL

BE HONEST

BE DEPENDABLE

BE BETTER

BE ALL IN

MEET OUR TEAM

RETIRED FOUNDERS

William (Bill) Gourley

Shirley Gourley

THE GAP BROTHERS

Bruce Gourley

Managing Director

Craig Gourley

Finance Director

Mark Gourley

Manufacturing Director

SALES TEAM

Bill Chadwick

General Sales Manager

Jason Bugden

National Fixed Operations Trainer

Lorne Moore

Detail Training Manager

Patrick Fairley

Territory Manager
New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island

Marc Schmidt

Territory Manager
Nova Scotia

Shane MacFarlane

Territory Manager
New Brunswick

Dean Scott

Territory Manager
Ontario - Southwest

Greg Lane

Territory Manager
Ontario - North

Shelby Fox

Sales Coordinator

Rocky Huynh

Territory Manager
Ontario - GTA

OPERATIONS TEAM

Daren Best

Operations Manager

Lesley Porter

Lead Accounting Clerk

Mike Christensen

Warehouse Manager - Ontario

Jordan Hoyt

Graphic Designer

David Cooley

Production Assistant

Megan Finnemore

Production Assistant