Call Us At : (204) 467-8384 welcome@bigblockauto.ca

About Us

Get to Know Us!

Our History

Big Block Auto was founded by the Kiselbach family in 1972 as Don’s Auto. Don, Olive, and their son Brad ran the business, then located on 4th Street East in Stonewall, Manitoba.

In 2007, the business was purchased by Brian Drad, who changed the name to Big Block Auto. 2013 saw Brian’s vision of a new building and storefront become reality when construction of the current location began.

On November 1st, 2018, Alan and Gail Hiebert took over the business, allowing Brian to enjoy retirement with his wife, Nancy, and his family.

The Owners

The owners of Big Block Auto, Alan and Gail Hiebert, take great pride in their business, their customers, and their community. They enjoy being in the store as much as possible, serving customers alongside the rest of their team.

Above all, they value our community, and aim to support them as much as possible through actions big and small.

Alan Hiebert

Alan Hiebert

alan@bigblockauto.ca

Gail Hiebert

Gail Hiebert

gail@bigblockauto.ca

Our Team

Some of our employees have been with the business long term and have transitioned through each previous owner. We value our staff and their dedication to the business and to our customers.

Counter Staff

Ray Seaver

Ray Seaver

raymondbigblockauto@gmail.com

Ray is our most senior employee, and has been with the business since it was Don’s Auto! He has a wealth of knowledge from his time with the company and from his own handyman expertise. He’s a family man who loves spending time with his grandkids, but always makes time to putter away on his projects.

James Lazinski

James Lazinski

james@bigblockauto.ca

James is the in-house jokester of Big Block, with a personality as big as our inventory! He’s always cracking jokes as he moves around the store and chats with customers. Outside of work, James’ interests lie in quads and off-roading.

Bailey Hiebert

Bailey Hiebert

bailey@bigblockauto.ca

Growing up in a trucking family, he has naturally picked up a lot of mechanical knowledge along the way. In his free time, Bailey loves spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and racing cars with his Dad. He is always eager to share his knowledge with coworkers and customers.

Corey Hill

Corey Hill

corey@bigblockauto.ca

Corey, is from Teulon, Manitoba. She brings her hockey-loving spirit to work every day, always ready to dive in and do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Phil Cieslar

Phil Cieslar

phil@bigblockauto.ca

Phil is our newest counter staff member! He’s a life-long Stonewall resident and quickly fit into the Big Block team. He is passionate about music and likes to travel whenever he can.

Accounting/Cashier

Karyssa Hiebert

Karyssa Hiebert

accounting@bigblockauto.ca

Karyssa is a new member to the team. Like Bailey, Karyssa picked up a lot of trucking knowledge from her parents and grandparents. Outside of the family business, she loves horseback riding and rodeo.

Raisa Fenske

Raisa Fenske

Raisa is one of our long-term employees! Her vibrant, but witty, smile greets everyone as they walk in. It’s hard not to have a good time when she’s around! Raisa is also a registered massage therapist and loves to travel during her time off.

Barb Kaminski

Barb Kaminski

Barb is a retired financial advisor, and now holds the role of our “store mom”. She is a huge support to our community, spending countless hours volunteering and giving her love to family, friends, strangers, and animals alike.

Driver

Phillip Place

Phillip Place

Phillip is a long-term employee, known around the shop for his Southern accent. He has an infectiously positive attitude, making a good impression on everyone he meets. On those rare days when Phil takes a day off, you can be guaranteed our suppliers will ask the fill-in driver where their American buddy is.

From combines to fishing, we've got you covered. Feel free to stop by and say hi, we can't wait to help you.

Mailing Address: Box 1008 Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0.
Store Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Saturday - 9:00 am - 5:00 Pm

Sunday - Closed

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