Leaders in Convenience Store Expertise

Since 1985, Mark Walsh & Associates (MWA) has been at the forefront of the convenience store industry, offering unparalleled consulting and project management services since 2004. We’re the go-to partner for hundreds of owner-operators, First Nations, corporate retailers, and consortiums, providing expert strategy, planning, and hands-on management.

A Legacy of Excellence in C-Store Operations Across Canada

Mark Walsh’s journey began in British Columbia and has since expanded globally. Known for his best practises and resilience, Mark tackles projects in challenging conditions, demonstrating unmatched expertise and dedication.

Behind the Vision: Mark Walsh

Recognized as one of Canada’s preeminent experts in convenience store and gas station planning, design, construction, and operation, Mark Walsh’s retail journey started in his youth, working in his father’s grocery store and at a gas station. These early experiences set the stage for a multifaceted and successful career in the industry.

With 16 years as an independent owner-operator and many years in various senior management positions within the gas and convenience sector, Mark’s comprehensive understanding of the business comes from direct, hands-on experience. This deep insight allows him to empathically address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by independent retailers.

  • President and Consultant at Mark Walsh Inc / Mark Walsh & Associates since 2005.
  • Key roles at Cash N Go ATM Network, Petro-Canada, Husky Energy, Gasland Petroleum, Mac’s Convenience Stores, and Fas Gas Oil.
  • A passionate Ironman competitor (15 events and counting) and formerly an active fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
  • Actively involved in First Nations communities, offering motivational talks and contributing to youth programs.


Mark, alongside his wife Shirley, enjoys a life filled with physical activity and outdoor adventures, including annual triathlon camps in Majorca, Spain, and European cycling trips.

Nate Walsh

Nate brings expertise in CAD store design with Masters degrees from the University of Toronto and University of Alberta, and diplomas in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Revit from George Brown College. His proficiency extends across a broad spectrum of drafting and design in 2D and 3D. An avid fitness enthusiast, Nate has completed several Ironman events and the prestigious Boston Marathon.

Terry Coyes

Terry specializes in research, design, strategic and project planning, facilitation, and training in economic and business development. He is a Certified International Trade Professional and holds Technical and Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer designations, reflecting his deep commitment to holistic economic development.

Trusted Partnerships

Our success is bolstered by strong relationships with key partners who align with our vision and commitment to customer success. We ensure that our partners are capable of delivering top-quality products and services, adhering to project timelines and specifications. MWA leverages these long-standing partnerships to secure preferred pricing for our clients.

We’re flexible in our approach, sourcing specific requirements and services as needed. MWA also collaborates with your preferred suppliers, ensuring they meet the necessary project standards and capabilities

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Reach out to us today — let’s discuss how we can support your business’s growth and success, with absolutely no obligations or hidden sales tactics.