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