Since 1977, that first shop on the corner of 6th and Yukon in Vancouver has expanded to a network of 42 Craftsman Collision locations in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and California – more than any other family owned Canadian collision repair chain. And our 600-plus employees are as committed as ever to leadership in quality and professionalism.
We’ve learned a lot over 41 years, but the one thing that has always held true is getting you and your family back on the road in a vehicle that not only looks great, but is safe to drive. Each of our locations offers quality collision repair services backed by Craftsman’s Lifetime Guarantee for as long as you own your vehicle.
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.
No one wants to think about having an accident. But if misfortune strikes you, we hope you’ll remember where to turn – and why.
You’ll be glad you did.
Jolene Grigg is no stranger to autobody repair (or the Okanagan), having managed her family’s collision repair business in Kelowna for 21 years before joining Craftsman. She is also our second woman manager, bringing a track record that includes both considerable shop experience in the fastidious art of paint preparation and a 2013 industry award for outstanding customer service as a manager. Although women are still rare in autobody trades and management positions, they can thrive in the highly detail-oriented technological environment of today’s sophisticated vehicles, she believes.
“It’s great to have the opportunity to be part of the Craftsman team,” says Jolene. “I’m thrilled to be here. Everyone has been very welcoming – lots of high fives and positive feedback.”
We’re delighted to have Jolene in charge of our Vernon location and its 11 employees.