In Downtown Vancouver, Cambie Village and Fairview Slopes residents look to Craftsman Collision for auto body and collision repairs. Not only because we are the largest family owned and operated auto body and collision repair chain in Canada but we offer award winning customer service and quality craftsmanship. Our loyal customers have made us their number one choice for auto body and collision repairs in BC. We are proud of the many accolades we have received over the years, particularly having been voted by the readers of The Georgia Straight’s – Best of Vancouver ‘Best Auto-body Repair Shop’ 8 years in a row and ‘Best of the City’ 2016 by the WestEnder.
Since 1977, that first shop on the corner of 6th and Yukon in Vancouver is joined by 38 others in B.C. and Alberta – more than any other independently owned collision repair in Canada. And all of our 500 plus employees are still as committed to leadership in quality and professionalism.
At Craftsman Collision not only do we guarantee our repairs for a lifetime, but we will repair your vehicle to its pre-accident condition ensuring all quality and safety standards specific to the make and model of your vehicle are met. All repairs to your vehicle will be completed by qualified, experienced auto body and refinish technicians using the latest collision repair technology including; computerized colour matching and nitrogen-driven spray painting system that will provide your vehicle with a superior finish and you with glowing reviews. Our goal is to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your repair and to get you and your family back on the road in a vehicle that not only looks great, but is safe.
Auto body repair services offered:
- Auto Body Repair Services
- Body Work
- Auto Painting
- Bumper Repair
- Fender Repair
- Scratch Repair
- Dent Repair
Our caring attitude and excellent customer service extend to the communities in which we do business. For example, the company has donated a quarter of a million dollars to North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital to help upgrade emergency room equipment. Additionally, we offer ongoing support for such other charities as the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Salvation Army, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) Foundation and School of Transportation.
Of course, no one wants to think about having an accident. But if misfortune strikes you, we hope you’ll remember where to turn.
You’ll be glad you did.
Born and raised only 5 minutes from the Craftsman shop on Main Street, Raj Johal began his love affair with cars at an early age – first with the TV show Knight Rider, then when he was old enough, with cars of his own.
“I am extremely passionate about my 2005 Mustang GT,” he says. “On weekends I’m usually at the Friday night drag races at Mission Raceway and at car shows.”
With Craftsman for 14 years – nine as Assistant Manager, and five as Manager – Raj says his organizational zeal has been one of his key traits that has brought him much success in managing a collision repair shop. As well as, courses from Dale Carnegie such as How to Win Friends and Influence People and Leadership Training for Managers seminar series has helped him deal effectively with feedback from his staff as well as from customers.
“Whether it be customers, friends or family, I would like to be remembered as fun-loving, caring and passionate,” he says.
Craftsman’s Cambie Street location opened in 1978, the first location in our 39-shop chain.