Our story begins with that of Vito Manchisi, the founder and owner of Queen’s Tire and Service.
Vito Manchisi, the proud owner and originator of Queens Tire immigrated to Canada from a small town in Italy when he was only 16 years of age. The first years were full of challenges as he had to adapt not only to a new culture, so different from his own but he also had to learn a new language. After many years of hard work in a variety of different industries Vito finally found his niche in the Tire Industry.
I guess you could say that he was officially “Gum Dipped”.
His experience in the tire industry dates back over 35 years. The knowledge he gained was “hands on”, repairing and servicing large truck tires while working for a major transportation and trucking company in Halton Hills. After years of working extremely hard for the same company, an opportunity arose to purchase a piece of property in the small bedroom community of Acton, Ontario. The inherent entrepreneur in him decided this was his chance to build his own business and create a secure future for himself and his family. So, in February of 1976, at 32 years of age, 16 years after leaving his home country Italy and with his younger brother Joe by his side, he opened the doors of Queen’s Tire & Service Limited for the first time.
Situated in a small rural town amid farmers’ fields and gravel quarries, the company immediately became a specialist in off-road service. They offered service to farm equipment and heavy machinery, whether on the road or at the customers premises, and soon became known for fast, efficient service. Vito is dedicated to serving his customers and being the best in his field. There is no job too big or small, or too difficult. He will always find a solution to get his customers back on the road and back to work. In a small town like Acton, a man’s word is as genuine as his hand shake and that’s how Vito worked. He quickly gained recognition and a reputation for good work at a fair price. As the community and surrounding area grew, so did Queen’s Tire. From everyday basic needs for the family minivan to the ultimate low-profile tire for the sports car, Vito had it covered. Vito has become a pillar in the foundation on which this community was built, many customers are on a first name basis, and many would consider Vito a friend. They have been counting on Queen’s Tire for almost 30 years, and they have not been disappointed.
Queen’s Tire and Service Limited has also built strong ties within the tire industry, maintaining solid relationships with all the major tire manufacturers, sales representatives and with colleagues in the industry. In the mid to late 1980’s, Vito also established two other successful tire shops in the Halton Hills area, which he subsequently sold so he could concentrate his efforts on growing & re-establishing the Queens Tire Location.
Formerly a modest 1000 square foot milk factory, the building and business have undergone many changes & subsequently expansions over the years to continue to meet the needs of the community and technological advancements in the tire industry. Now, the facility spans over 4000 square feet with 6 bays. There is a showroom and plenty of parking. If you don’t want to wait at the shop while your vehicle is being serviced there is a strip mall across the road and Tim Horton’s not more than a leisurely 10 minute stroll down the street. The staff is friendly, experienced (Licensed by Ontario Ministry of Education for Commercial Vehicle Wheel Service) and most of all, they care. With over 40 years of combined experience in the Industry Queens Tire is equipped to meet all your tire and service needs. The company has built its reputation on Service by not compromising but instead offering a complete package which includes: Tire sales, repairs, installation, vulcanizing, computer wheel balancing and 24 hour emergency tire service for disabled vehicles. They also service light trucks, heavy trucks, farm vehicles/equipment, recreational vehicles and industrial equipment.
Come to Queens Tire for your next tire purchase and let Vito take care of your needs just like he has been taking care of the needs of customers in the community of Acton for more than 3 decades!