Gerry was born and raised in the Markdale area. His family has been in the region since the late 1840’s. Most brick houses in Markdale, built between 1860 and 1915, were built from bricks of the Bowler Brickyard which was located on the East Back line just outside of Markdale.
Gerry graduated as a Chartered Accountant (CA) while employed in the Toronto office of a national accounting firm. He then moved with this firm to Owen Sound where he completed the In-Depth Tax Program. Gerry spent a total of 22 years with the national firm, the last 14 as Tax Partner for the Owen Sound practice.
Bowler & Company was opened by Gerry in 2002 with one employee. In 2010, he expanded the business by purchasing MT Ashmore/ Johnson’s Bookkeeping practices in Dundalk.
Gerry provides a variety of corporate, personal, and estate tax services to Bowler & Company clients. He handles most of the purchase and sale transactions for Bowler & Company clients, including property, shares, assets, and businesses. In addition, Gerry is very involved with the accounting and tax services we provide to our clients, as well as personal and business advisory consulting.
With his free time, Gerry is an active member of the Rotary Club and the Centre Grey Hospital Foundation, as well as a director on the board of the Participation Lodge long-term care facility.