Andre Tardiff got his start in the bulk fuel business in the mid 60's as branch manager of the Beardmore, Ontario B/A Bulk Plant. In 1972 he purchased the Ignace Gulf Oil Agency, working hard throughout the Northwest to grow what started out as a 2 truck operation, into one of the most successful agencies in the Gulf Oil network. In the late 90's, the now Petro-Canada Agency, was converted to a Wholesale Marketer operation under the direction of Head office and began taking over several area agencies.
Andre recruited son Bryan as General Manager to assist in overseeing company activity as they expanded into Dryden, Kenora, Sioux Lookout and Ear Falls markets over a 4 year period.
After 31 years at the helm of the company, Andy decided it was time to devote more time to his woodworking and in 2003, son Bryan bought the company and along with wife Andrea has continued to operate with same values and integrity set down by his father.
More than 40 years later and we're still here, family owned and doing what we do best; efficiently serving the North Western Ontario region with quality and care. Andre Tardiff also passed on his passion for supporting youth activities, sports and hockey in particular.
Bryan has carried on the tradition of supporting local sport and youth activities and Tardiff Agency regularly contributes to the Dryden Ice Dogs, Minor Hockey and Figure Skating clubs in Dryden, Ignace, Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Vermillion Bay and Atikokan, the Dryden 4-H and Agricultural Society, Crime Stoppers, Ringette, the Dryden Ski Club and numerous other local charities.