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Replacement vehicle safety is top priority

Replacement vehicle safety is top priority

It used to be that only the most expensive high end vehicles had all the bells and whistles for driver safety. Meanwhile, reasonably priced family vehicles and inexpensive compacts had the bare basics. However, that has all changed. Drivers have been asking the automotive industry for safer cars and they have been delivering. With more and more car manufacturers trying to get the upper…
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Craftsman expands to Prince George, BC

Craftsman expands to Prince George, BC

BC’s leading bodyshop chain has expanded again, this time to the northern city of Prince George. Craftsman Collision’s friendly acquisition of Jack Schultz Autobody and Queensway Autobody has added two more locations to the fast-growing chain, which in Prince George will be known as Schultz-Craftsman Collision. The expansion brings Craftsman’s new total to 42 shops under four names in BC,…
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Anniversary Message from President and Owner of Craftsman

Anniversary Message from President and Owner of Craftsman

40 Years 40 Shops Craftsman Collision is proud to announce that 2017 is our 40th anniversary. From our humble beginnings with our first location just off Vancouver’s Cambie Street in 1977, we've grown to 40 locations and have helped literally millions of customers get back on the road. We have experienced many wonderful moments along the way from a customer…
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All the Fixings: Distinctive Auto Works Edmonton

Third Western Canadian luxury car collision repair shop officially opens July 20 in Edmonton, Alberta with music, festivities. You wouldn’t take a Stradivarius to your local guitar store for repairs, so why trust your luxury car to an ordinary body shop? That’s the thinking behind Distinctive Auto Works in Edmonton, the third location of the collision repair chain first opened…
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“There’s a what living in this car…?

40 years, 40 locations and more than a few highlights for Craftsman Collision, Canada’s largest privately owned bodyshop chain Weird and wonderful moments abound in any upstart organization, and after 40 years and literally millions of customers, bodyshop chain Craftsman Collision has certainly had its share. Since opening on Vancouver’s Cambie Street in 1977, Craftsman has experienced everything from fires…
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New BMW CCRC opens in Edmonton, Alberta

New BMW CCRC opens in Edmonton, Alberta

We are pleased to inform our valued clients that we have opened a BMW certified collision repair centre (CCRC) in Edmonton, Alberta - Distinctive Auto Works. Distinctive Auto Works is Craftsman Collision's luxury autobody repair subsidiary with 3 locations in Western Canada; Calgary, Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Victoria, British Columbia. Distinctive Auto Works in Calgary, AB is factory certified for Mercedes-Benz,…
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Filling the talent pipeline

Filling the talent pipeline

How Canadian collision repairers are tackling the industry-wide labour shortage Toronto, Ontario -- August 9, 2016 -- Canadians have a habit of comparing themselves to the Americans south of the border. It's a national pastime. So when Texas-based Service King Collision Repair Centers announced a new training program for apprentices, Collision Repair magazine spoke to some Canadian collision repair executives…
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New Honda and Acura ProFirst body shop

New Honda and Acura ProFirst body shop

We are pleased to announce Craftsman Collision at 9585 120th Street is the second Craftsman Collision auto body repair shop in the Craftsman chain to become a ProFirst Recognized Collision Repair Faculty recognized by Honda Canada Inc. "The Delta location is one of many of our repair shops that will be recognized by Honda", says Mark Greenberg, GM of Business…
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Auto body repair shop opens in Kelowna, BC

Auto body repair shop opens in Kelowna, BC

Craftsman Collision is pleased to announce the opening of a new location in Rutland, BC, a neighbourhood on the northeast edge of Kelowna. The new shop is Craftsman’s third in the Kelowna area, and fifth in the BC Interior. Besides introducing the community of Rutland and surrounding area to the Craftsman brand of professional and friendly service, the new Rutland…
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Consumer Choice Award 2016

The Consumer Choice Award gala was held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver on January 14, 2016. The Consumer Choice Award was established in 1987 with the sole purpose of recognizing business excellence in small and medium sized businesses. Today, they are the only organization in Canada to conduct statistically accurate independent market research surveys to determine brand reputation,…
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