SCUGOG: It’s not everyday you run into a family business that has been open for 3 generations. Timms Garage in Saintfield, is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
Timms Garage is an automotive repair shop, as well as a used car dealership. They do all kinds of work, from mechanical to body work and collision and won’t shy away from any model of vehicle. 50 years of success in Scugog is a testament to the quality customer service Timms’ provides to the community.
Timms’ started way back in 1966 with just two employees, George Timms Sr. and Joe Timms. They began at a small 2-bay shop, servicing mostly farm equipment and have grown over the years to the now 10-bay shop you see today off of Highway 12. The family business continued when George Timms Jr. took the reigns in 1971, working alongside his brother Joe. George Sr. continued working with the family until his passing in 1984.
Today, the Saintfield location continues the family business with George Timms Jr, Joe Timms, and the third generation Timms’, Joey and John Timms. Speaking to The Standard, George Timms Jr. was proud to announce, Timms Garage was selected to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, as one of the original members of the federation. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is a non-profit business organization representing the interests and concerns of over 100,000 Canadian owners of small and mid-size businesses.
In addition to providing excellent auto and sales service to the Scugog area, Timms Garage has also given back to the community. It has sponsored several local woman’s and youth baseball teams in Scugog, recently sponsoring the Junior Mites Minor Softball team in Port Perry.
To thank the community for supporting them for 50 years, Timms Garage will be holding a Customer Appreciation Day BBQ on Friday, June 24. The exact details are still up in the air, but George Timms believes it will be held at the shop location.
The festivities begin at noon until 4p.m. at 22940 Highway 12, in Saintfield. “We would like to give thanks to all the customers over the years and welcome new ones,” said George Timms.
For more information, feel free to give Timms Garage a call at 905-985-7515.