Oregon Rifleworks
Oregon Arms & Ammunition
Simply Triggers
Advertise on Northwest Firearms
HighLine Firearms
Buster Beaver Cerakote
J&B Firearm Sales
Low Price Guns
Sporting Systems
Gun Deals
Defensive Arts

RIP - Gert Boyle 95

RicInOR

Messages
12,185
Reactions
25,849

1572890721867.png





Got a favorite Gert commercial to share?
 

parallax

Messages
1,209
Reactions
1,531
I met her once in an airport. I was sitting reading a book, she was walking towards me and sat down next to me. there were a couple of business suit wearing dudes, trying to drum up business with her following her, while she was waiting for her flight. She looked at me , then looked at them, shook her head, and told them she needed some time to herself. She talked with me for awhile about her business, and her famous commercials. We were on the same flight, and had to walk down stairs to get to the ramp, I carried her carry-on luggage for her.. ( not that she needed any help.).. She seemed as tough in person back then, as in her commercials.

 
Last edited:

mkwerx

Messages
4,612
Reactions
10,081
I had to tow her car about 8 or 9 years ago when she was in a traffic accident heading home from work on Hwy 26. She made it about a mile and half from their HQ when she was involved in a fender bender. IIRC she was driving a BMW X-3 SUV. It was late evening at that point, and Rasmussen BMW downtown was closed. Her grandson was on scene with her by the time I got there. He told me to deliver the vehicle to BMW service, when I mentioned that the shop was closed he said "Grandma made a phone call, it'll be open for you." - and it was :D Some poor sales schmuck got called in just to open up the building, so I could park the car inside their service bay. Gert's car couldn't be left outside with the keys just put in the key drop. She was very pleasant to deal with, a bit shaken up from the accident, but pleasant.
 
Messages
4,852
Reactions
12,414
Her office was on the corner of the third floor by a stairwell. Tim’s office was one down from her. The way he tells it, now he’s in his 70s, is that he loves golf and sometimes liked to knock off early and sneak out to play a round. But every time he tried to sneak past her office, she’d look up and give him the stink eye till he went back to his office.

She believed in her company and her people she treated people well and asked hard work in return.

She came to the US as a refugee from Hitler with a palette of possessions and the $20 dollars the Nazis let them keep.

She cared passionately about women in business and honesty and integrity.

I can’t tell you another person that really walked the walk like she did.

She will be very missed.
 
OP
RicInOR

RicInOR

Messages
12,185
Reactions
25,849
I am watching reality TV, and Columbia Sportswear ran the commercial
where Gert runs over her son on a Zamboni
Awesome!
 
  • Like
Reactions: KKG
Messages
6,338
Reactions
8,765
Great stories. I never knew anything about her. Honestly I thought she was a dude for a longtime till I found out he was a she.

Takes a lot of grit to build a retail product.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oakanogan Gun Show
Oakanogan County Fairgrounds
175 Rodeo Trail, Okanogan, WA 98840, USA
Cerberus Training Group - Run the Gun Pistol
Cerberus Training Group
47 Cattle Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620, USA
Cerberus Training Group - Run the Gun Rifle
Cerberus Training Group
47 Cattle Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620, USA

LATEST RESOURCE REVIEWS

  • Coat of Arms - Firearms & Cerakoting
    3.00 star(s)
    I hate to give a negative -ish review to CoA, so let me lead with positives. They are close to me, they often have a good selection, and I’ve had...
  • Adaptive Firing Solutions
    5.00 star(s)
    Steve is awesome. He's helped me with two Form 4 transfers so far. I live 45 minutes away and happily make the drive to support such a great vendor!
  • TJ Gun Sales
    2.00 star(s)
    My form 4 cleared on 04/10/2020 I had to fight tooth and nail for TJ's to find my tax stamp. There was never any urgency or concern in their...
  • Lucky Sporting Goods
    5.00 star(s)
    Excellent service
  • 36 Pit
    3.00 star(s)
    I'm probably just reiterating what others have said, but I like hearing (seeing) myself speak. This gets 3 stars because when the place isn't...
Top Bottom