"Through hard work and a commitment to learning, every one of our technicians has received their Automotive Service Technician Certificate of Qualification. We are very impressed with our technicians’ accomplishments and proudly display their certificates on a ‘trophy wall’ in the front of our shop. It is important for our customers to be comfortable in the knowledge that only a Certified Technician will be working on their vehicles. In addition to earning their certificates, our technicians attend workshops and training sessions offered by various associations in the automotive industry. These workshops include; but are not limited to, training on new diagnostic equipment, hybrid vehicle diagnostics and expanded technical expertise. It is also important that the apprentices that learn and work at R&G Automotive have the best education and training. R&G works with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Durham College to provide our apprentices with the opportunity to have hands-on job placement training while enrolled in the Automotive Service Technician program. Our apprentices work week is scheduled around their classroom time in order to afford them the flexibility they need to further their education."
Kirk’s vision, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit enabled R&G to modernize their operations. He computerized their accounting system, updated their diagnostic equipment, started up a rental fleet business and purchased a cutting edge software program to maintain and track their clients’ vehicles. All of these improvements led to more customers for R&G, which meant more technicians were needed and more space was required! In 1995, R&G Automotive moved their small two-bay operation across the street to the six-bay facility they are in now. The current day R&G Automotive Centre was born.