Owner of Searles Auto Repair in Victoria - Chris Wylie


Owner/Mechanic/Service Advisor

I came to Searle’s Sept 1999 as a licensed mechanic and had the pleasure of working downstairs with Ricky and Mitch. A few years later, I moved into the office with Ken and Blake into a service advisor position. February 2010, Ken decided to retire and I took over the shop. We are keeping with the same great service that Ken has provided for over 30 years.

My favorite cars are 1960’s muscle cars, a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda coupe being my favorite. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, hiking and cruising in my 1964 Rambler.


Service Advisor/Mechanic

I apprenticed under Ken Searle from 1986 to 1990. My favorite cars are 1960’s muscle cars, the 1967 Camaro being my favorite. I enjoy spending my weekends at the drag strip and watching football and hockey. I consider myself a predictable typical male.

Service advisor & Victoria mechanic at Searles Auto Repair - Blake Miller
Shannon Campbell - Administrative Assistant at Searles Auto Repair Victoria BC


Administrative Assistant

I am an administrative assistant who has been with Searle’s for over 5 years. Since joining the company I have taken over the role of bookkeeper and payroll administrator on top of receptionist. I come from a family of mechanics as well as a long history of previous administrative positions so the position at Searle’s is a natural fit for me.


Service Advisor/Mechanic

Ever since I could walk my grandfather had me in his garage, from that point on I knew a career in the automotive industry was my calling. After completing high school I studied Automotive Service and Repair, then moving right into work as an apprentice mechanic. Just a few short years of apprenticing I was given the opportunity to be a service adviser. Helping customers though the tough times with their vehicles is very satisfying for me and having that customer leave happy is always my main goal.

Service advisor & mechanic in Victoria at Searles Auto Repair - Andre
Searles Auto Repair mechanic Victoria BC - Jeff DeMinns



I have been at Searle’s for 7 1/2 years and completed my apprenticeship through them. I’ve always had a passion for anything with an engine. Within the recent years I have been getting into diesel engines, other than diesels, I like the diagnostic side of mechanics because I like a challenge. I’m also a big fan of muscle cars and I think my favorite car would be a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429



I offer over 30 years experience in the automotive repair industry. For the last 20 years I have been employed at Searle’s. With automotive repair, I learn something new every day, this keeps me young.

Ricky Long - auto mechanic Victoria BC at Searles Auto Repair
Mechanic apprentice, Michael Butler at Searles Auto Repair


Apprentice Mechanic

I am a fourth year apprentice and enjoy every day at Searle’s. Ten years ago, I was lucky to do work experience here and the first chance I had to return, I came back to where it all started. The diversity of Searle’s is vast and I look forward to all the information my senior mechanics have to offer me. My favorite car is the 1969 Stingray Corvette and I aspire to find one of my own one day.



I have worked at Searle’s for 17 years and have been a mechanic for more than 30 years. I get to work on a lot of classic cars. My favorites are from the 1930s to 1960s. My dream car would be a 1969 Daytona Charger.

Mitch de Champlain - mechanic at Searles Auto Repair Victoria
journeyman mechanic in Victoria - Kyle



I am a journeyman mechanic with 10 years experience in the automotive industry.

My interest in mechanics started in my high school mechanics class where I found myself right at home learning all that I could about all types of vehicles. I knew this was the career for me and started my apprenticeship in 2006 and completed it in 2011.

I have only been a part of the Searle’s team for a short time but I’ve been here long enough to know this is an excellent shop and exactly where I want to be. My favourite cars would be 1990’s and older Honda’s but in general I like many older Japanese vehicles.


Apprentice Mechanic

I am a 2nd year apprentice mechanic.

I just recently started at Searle’s Auto and I am excited to start gaining more knowledge and experience.

On my days off, I am usually working on my Hit to Pass race cars which I race at Western Speedway.

Jacob - apprentice mechanic in Victoria