About Us

We are a family run business serving the Ottawa Valley, operating for over 35 years and recently moved to a new location to accommodate our customers better.

We provide embroidery, screen-printing, digital transfers, laser engraving, trophies and awards, signage, team uniforms and apparel, school clothing, and a variety of promotional products. We also have sports equipment and accessories and do skate sharpening on site. We strive to provide our customers with the best experience and high quality services every day.

Meet Our Team

Karen-Ann and Gary – Owners

Gary started the business in 1982 out of his home, engraving trophies, and with Karen-Ann, has grown it into what you see today. Karen-Ann deals with the day to day business and interacts with the customers. And although Gary has been retired for the last few years, he still has a hand in the business.

Mallorie – Manager

Mallorie has 15 years dealing in customer service and has worked at Gilks on and off since high school. She handles the artwork to make sure your design looks the way you want it to. Mallorie also works with embroidering, heat pressing, vinyl cutting, engraving and promotional products, among other things.

Cindy – Embroiderer

Cindy has 10 years embroidery experience working for Gilks. She keeps all of the embroidery machines running and ensures that the work areas and show room are clean and organized.

Patti – Engraver

Patti has 15 years working with Gilks doing a bit of everything, engraving, trophies and awards, embroidery, vinyl signs, just to name a few. She has a business degree and works as a seamstress as well.