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Mark Bergasse

Founder, Marks Auto Service

Mark Bergasse Founder | Mark's Auto Service

Hello there! Mark from Mark’s Auto Service here. I thought I would take a moment to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about our history.

I got my start in business at the age of 17 when in February of 1982 I started working at a full service gas station at Lakeshore Rd. and Kerr St. It was there, under the supervision of the owners Brian West and Russ Pritchard, that I became an apprentice mechanic. Russ went on to become a great influence in my life, taking the role of instructor, mentor and even father figure. Around the same time in 1982, I met my wonderful wife with whom I recently celebrated 28 years of married life. We currently live in Flamborough with our 3 kids, Josh, Matthew and Olivia.

I continued to work at the Shell Station and in 1985 received my mechanic’s license. Then in 1990 I left Shell to work for another auto shop until 1995 when I received a phone call from my mentor, Russ.

Russ had come to me with a proposition to open up our own garage, and Marks Auto Service was born. We worked together until 2001 when Russ retired and I became the sole owner, always treating the shop as my 4th child.

The year 2006 marked a new chapter in the Marks Auto Service saga as we moved to our new Wyecroft Rd. location just west of Dorval Dr. We know that the new larger locale will allow us to continue to bring you that old fashion service you have come to expect from me and my team. Thank you and we look forward to serving you!