Our Story

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MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to meet the needs & expectations of our clients through providing an exceptional, industry leading servicing experience. Our focus is on establishing a personal, long term relationship with each and every one of our clients. Our Philosophy is to continually improve to offer better and better service.

1982 “A dream is Born” – After 7 years of working as a licensed mechanic Roy Hinbest purchased a small industrial building north of Orangeville and began the daunting task of operating his own automotive repair facility. Roy’s Service Centre is born. With 2 repair bays and gas pumps out front, Roy worked day and night to keep the business up and running. Through providing quality, honest service Roy’s Service Centre’s clientele began to grow quickly.

1996 “Re-focusing” – As Roy’s neared their 15th anniversary they decided to shift their focus 100% to repair service. The gas pumps were removed.

1997 “Family Values” – As Roy’s family began to grow and his 4 sons aged, he began to involve them in his business. By introducing them to a working life he taught them the same morals and values that have kept his business so successful. His sons began to realize the true meaning of hard work. Through it all Roy never stopped preaching the value of education and focused his sons on making academic achievements as they grew.

(left to right: Andrew, Michael, Stephen, Irene, Roy, Robert & wife Kailynn)

Drag Car2003 “Expansion” – In order to continue growth and meet the growing consumer demand Roy made the decision to expand Roy’s Service Centre. A 2700 square foot, 6 service bay state of the art expansion was constructed. The expansion grew Roy’s Service Centre to a 9 bay facility and became one of the largest independent vehicle repair operations in Dufferin county.

2005 “Hinbest Racing is Unveiled”
Roy and his sons began racing dragsters in Cayuga Ontario. Starting with a 12 second quarter mile, 1991 Chev S10, the team has now grown to two dragsters, a 6 second, 220 MPH car and an 8 second 180MPH car.

2007 “25 Years and Counting”

Roy’s Service Centre Celebrates its 25th anniversary

NAPA Auto Pro2009 “Awards” – Roy Hinbest & Roy’s Service Centre receives the NAPA Auto Pro leadership award. An award given to the NAPA Auto Pro which demonstrates the highest level of leadership in the industry. Also, Autopro ranked #1 in J.D. Powers 2009 client satisfaction survey.

JD Power2012 “and the beat goes on” – Roy’s Service Centre hits 30 years. March of 1982 Roy turned the key for the first time and has turned the key 7,800 times since that day. In this same year Roy and his team were once again honoured with the NAPA Auto Pro Leadership award, as well, Auto Pro once again ranked #1 in the J.D. Power Client Satisfaction survey. Cheers to 30 more!

2012 “We are the Champions” – Hinbest racing wins the Canadian Nitro Nations at TMP in Cayuga, ON. Team crew chief, Roy Hinbest, Pit Crew, Robert Hinbest and Katie Ward and Driver Mike Hinbest. A True Family Affair.

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