OUR STORY

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..

THE SHOP

The Gear Shop’s facility is located at Bay 1 2501 Alyth Road SE, T2G 1P7 Calgary, Canada. With 10,000 sq. ft. of retail and service space consisting of 4 hoists, state-of-the-art alignment system, in house tire mount and balance machines, welding and fabrication, and shock rebuilding facility. The Gear Shop is fully prepared to handle any job from oil service to large custom builds.

Located in South East Calgary in the infamous neighbourhood of Inglewood, The Gear Shop welcomes all makes and models of car or truck. If you’re going around corners flat out or you’re going around the world, make sure to stop in and we can ensure your vehicle is adventure or track ready.

Nathan (Nate) Hayashi

FOUNDER

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John Martin

THE SHOP’S MOST INTERESTING MAN

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Alex Dandonneau

TECHNICIAN APPRENTICE

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Clayton Olsonberg

TECHNICIAN JOURNEYMAN

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Vincent “Vee Preezy” Poon

OPERATIONS

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