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Vancouver – West 6th Ave (604-873-4841)

Vancouver – West 6th Ave


To anyone who set foot in the first Craftsman Collision location in 1977, it was obvious from the friendly smiles and crisp uniforms that it wasn’t just about cars we were repairing. Our goal was nothing less than to rebuild the image of a badly tarnished industry.

Today that first shop on the corner of 6th and Yukon in Vancouver is joined by 35 others in B.C. and Alberta – more than any other independently owned collision repair in Canada. And all of our 450 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

CCA_15Not only do we care about providing excellent customer service and quality repairs to our clients, we also care greatly about the communities in which we do business. The company has donated over a million dollars to charities throughout BC including: North Vancouver’s Lions Gate Hospital, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Salvation Army, BCIT School of Transportation and the BCIT Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

We are pleased to announce the 19th annual Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver September issue just hit the streets. It revealed many things including Craftsman Collision being nominated for the seventh year in a row, the Best of Vancouver in auto body repair. In addition, we were Voted #1 for Business Excellence in Auto Body Repair by the Consumer Choice Awards for 14 years running. Thank you to all of our loyal customers that voted for us, we look forward to continuing to provide you with exemplary customer service and a quality repair that has earned us the accolade of “Best of Vancouver”.

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.


Murphy Tarves
Manager, MBA

Murphy joined Craftsman in 2007 as an assistant manager and within a year was promoted to Manager of our North Vancouver (west) location. For the past 5 years, he has headed a staff of 22 employees and mentored students pursuing automotive careers. He was recently promoted to Manager of the West 6th Avenue location, one of our busiest locations in BC.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, he was awarded a football scholarship at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. After completing his undergraduate degree there in history and sociology, he moved to Rome to play for the Lazio Marines of NFL Italy – and also discover a love for Europe’s many cultures and cuisines.
 Back in Canada, Murphy appreciates the business training he is getting at Craftsman and the success and increased business he has helped bring about. He recently completed his MBA through Royal Roads University. He enjoys fine cuisine, sports and spending time at their cabin on BC’s Galiano Island.  We’re delighted to have him as part of the management team and are sure customers at our West 6th Avenue shop will be as well.