Sierra Automotive – Tsawwassen’s Longest Running Auto Repair Shop


Hans Verhulst started his career in a Toyota dealership where he became a licensed mechanic in 1975. He had worked there for a few years when he and his wife Dianne decided to settle down and start a family. The couple moved to Tsawwassen, where Dianne had grown up, and in 1983, the couple opened Sierra Auto.

Iain Bullis was raised in Tsawwassen and joined Sierra Auto in 2006, when he started working as an apprentice. He completed his training to become a licensed mechanic and is now the second in charge. He is now one of the family, having married the Verhulst’s youngest daughter in August 2014.

Our Team

Hans Verhulst – Lead Mechanic

A car enthusiast that has been in the auto industry for 40 years, Hans has rebuilt a number of old cars, including a 1956 Chevrolet Pick Up on which he performed a complete restoration and a 1957 Ford Fairlane retractable hardtop. He is fully licensed and the team’s Lead Mechanic.

Iain Bullis – Licensed Mechanic

Another car enthusiast, Iain enjoys rebuilding old cars, including a Nova 383 Engine as well as lots of specialized work on pickups. He also enjoys performing lifting and customizing for the extreme “4X4ing”. He is a fully licensed mechanic and Sierra Auto’s second in command.

Dianne Verhulst – Bookkeeper/Administration

Supporting her husband, Dianne has done the bookkeeping as well as some of the administration since Sierra Auto opened its doors in 1983.

Our Objective

To continue to grow and give our customer the assurance that their vehicles are in the best hands possible.

Our Commitment

Being the longest running automotive repairs shop in Tsawwassen, we strive to maintain high standards of customer service. All our services are warranty approved and customer satisfaction is guaranteed.

Our Customers Are Our No.1 Priority! Sierra Automotive is proud to serve the residents of Tsawwassen and Ladner as well as the surrounding areas.