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Bill’s Heavy Duty is a locally owned, commercial vehicle repair business that has been serving the West Kootenay region for over 40 years. Founded in 1978 by Bill Arishenkoff, Bill’s Heavy Duty was in South Slocan at the Playmor Junction up until 2018. Over the years, the company has earned a reputation for integrity and professionalism. Current owner Richard Hernandez was hired by Bill in 1993 as a technician and has been working to build Bill’s Heavy Duty to what it is today ever since. Richard bought into the company in 2009 and in 2014 took over ownership and operations completely. Eva Hernandez joined Richard and two of their three sons to help operate and grow the company in 2017. December 2018, the company relocated to its current 30,000 square foot facility near the airport in Castlegar.

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Richard Hernandez

Owner and General Manager

Eva Hernandez

Co-owner and Administrator

Ryan Hernandez

Service and Parts Advisor

Chris Killeen

Parts Advisor

Dylann Hirst

Parts Advisor

Layne Legere

Shipping and Receiving

Dave Buchan

Technician and Lead on Engine Diagnostics and Repair

Roy Lesburg

Technician and Lead on Welding and Fabrication

Steven Hernandez


Matthew Hanson


Derrick Horney


Chelsea Poznikoff

Administration and Lead on Accounts Receivable

Holly Martin

Administration and Lead on Accounts Payable

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