The Gear Shop came to life through the vision of Nathan Hayashi. Originally based out of a home garage, Nathan catered to a small group of people helping source upgrades and accessories for their vehicles to create a new breed of 4WD. What started out as a hobby quickly evolved and Nathan found he was spending most of his time ordering and delivering auto parts. While Nathan’s network grew, so did requests for parts.
As the number of orders grew, the humble home garage began to overflow with pallets from the US. The search began for a warehouse where people could pick up their orders and stock could be stored. In 2011 a small warehouse with plain white walls, a desk, computer and phone was leased and The Gear Shop was born. Nathan’s read on the market was correct and orders started to come in.
The Gear Shop incorporated in 2011 with a goal of providing its clients with high quality automotive upgrades which were difficult to source in Canada. Almost a decade later, fuelled by a passionate team and a larger location, The Gear Shop offers it’s customers vehicle maintenance, repairs, alignments, detailing, shock rebuilding, fabrication and full vehicle builds. A passion and a focus on the knowledge behind the spec is what has separated The Gear Shop from its competitors, and made it one of the ‘go to’ locations..