WILLIAMSBURG– Jay’s Tire and Repair has opened up its new garage in Williamsburg.
Owner Jason Bourgon and his wife Carol, took over the former Pinkus Tire location earlier in the month.
Sat., Aug. 10 the new business held an open house and barbecue, showcasing the space after extensive renovations.
The couple had been operating a full service garage in Ingleside, but decided they needed a new place where they could continue to grow.
Jay’s Tire and Repair offers a full range of service.
They have a staff of nine, including two service advisors, a dedicated tire technician and three mechanics.
“We do everything, but windshield and bodywork,” said Bourgon.
He worked for years as a mobile mechanic in the region before going out on his own in 2010.
Taking on a new challenge is nothing new to him.
With an estimated 9,500 cars going by his garage each day he knows he will be busy. “We plan to offer something for everyone,” he said.
The couple lives in Morrisburg and are looking forward to being a bit closer to where they work.
The new shop features lots of room with a renovated waiting room, equipped with Wi-Fi, television, coffee and a comfortable place to wait in while your car is serviced. The other buildings on site will continue to be used to store their client’s winter and summer tires.
The more than three-acre lot has a great deal to offer a growing business.
Bourgon is planning to offer an agriculture mobile service in the future.
The business is truly a family affair. “We did all of this in just a month,” said Bourgon, “everyone pulled together to do this.”
South Dundas Deputy Mayor Kirsten Gardener stopped by the open house, as did MPP Jim McDonell and SD&SG Conservative MP candidate Eric Duncan.
“It’s always great when a business wants to invest in South Dundas,” said Gardiner.
Bourgon said as a family business, he intends to stay around.