Our Life members, Keith and Gary are well-respected and popular figures in the Niles community. They have further strengthened their ties with the community by dedicating themselves and choosing to become Life members of Niles Main Street
Born in 1960, Gary Mills has been a resident of Fremont since birth. He purchased his first home in Niles in 1985 and he still lives there. He has owned and operated Mills Mechanical, a family-owned plumbing company for the last 40 years
Gary is passionate about restoring and preserving the history of Niles. One of the ways Gary contributes to the beautification of Niles is by embellishing the storefronts on Niles Blvd., with his parked classic cars outside the stores on the weekends. He has invested a tremendous amount of time, money and energy in organizing Niles Car Show and Niles Festival of lights parade, some of the biggest community events in Fremont, for several years now
Owner of Mills Mechanical
Owner of Keith's Collectibles & American Trading Post
Keith is the owner of Keith's Collectibles and the American Trading Post which are the two iconic shops along Main Street, offering antiques and collectibles. Keith is a very active member of the community, and takes great pride in living and working in Niles. From his humble beginnings in Alabama, Keith has enjoyed the sense of community and connection he found when he moved to Niles.
He has been a member of NMSA (Niles Main Street Association) for almost 20 years, having served on the Board for most of that time.
Keith is a lifetime member of NMSA, the Niles Silent Film Museum, as well as the Pacific Locomotive Association (PLA).