Bill Gomer is the third generation of a family-owned business that started in Great Falls, Montana, in 1938 by William A. Gomer (grandfather) and Bud Gomer (father). Bill began working in the family enterprise while still in grade school and learned all of the different functions of the business.
Bill attended Northern Montana College for two years before returning to manage the Great Falls diesel shop. Bill had been factory trained in all diesel fuel injection lines, and was well prepared to take on the family business. In 1972, Bill and his father, Bud Gomer, decided to open a branch store in Missoula, Montana called Gomer’s Diesel & Electric, Inc. Bill relocated to Missoula to manage the new store. In 1978, Bud and Bill, in a joint venture opened a third branch store in Belgrade, MT. Bud Gomer was a past A.D.S. (Association of Diesel Specialists) board member and Bill Gomer was also a long standing board member of the A.D.S. for many years.
Bill's father, friend and partner, Bud Gomer, passed away in 1981 leaving Bill to oversee all three operations himself. Bill decided to sell the Belgrade operation to the Belgrade shop manager in 1996. Several years later, he decided to permanently close the doors on the original Great Falls operation so that he could focus his efforts on the Missoula operation.
In 1999, Bill brought two shareholders into the business; Scott Scheffer as Vice President and Richard "Moe" Johnson as Secretary/Treasurer. Scott has since retired and Moe Johnson currently holds the Vice President position. Bill currently resides in Missoula where he still oversees the Missoula operation to this day.
Since we opened for business in 1938, our goal has always been to offer the best service to our customers and keep up with modern technology. We have met and surpassed that goal and we are proud to still be going strong. Today the Missoula operation has grown to include a 20,000 sqft facility that includes a website sales team, a full product showroom, a diesel fuel injection shop, a turbocharger rebuild facility and a full service drive-in shop that includes seven bays and a dynamometer.
"For over three generations, Gomer's Diesel & Electric has been committed to customer satisfaction in service, quality of products and parts, and competitive prices. This was a pledge that was good in 1938, and is still good today. Thank you for making our success possible."
William T Gomer, President