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Craftsman Collision Canada Day Fireworks

Craftsman Collision Canada Day Fireworks

Craftsman Aiming for Bigger Smiles at Okanagan Canada Day Fireworks A company that promises bigger smiles for drivers will be spreading the cheer to visitors at a major Okanagan event - Canada Day firworks. For the third straight year, BC’s largest collision repair chain – with the slogan ‘AirMiles and Bigger Smiles’ – is delighted to announce that it will…
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Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Ctr. (aquarium)

Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Ctr. (aquarium)

Canada's fourth "collect and release" aquarium opens in Gibsons, BC Canada’s fourth community “collect and release” aquarium celebrated its opening with the Sunshine Coast community and other special guests this past week. The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre showcases 70 local species in 30 live exhibits. Since starting its phased opening in September 2017, the aquarium has received almost 3000…
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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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B.C. bodyshops dispute claims of overbilling ICBC

B.C. bodyshops dispute claims of overbilling ICBC

ICBC accredited B.C. body shops are disputing allegations that they’re driving up auto insurance costs by overbilling ICBC. When you look at the massive deficit ICBC finds themselves in, auto body repair payouts make up a small fraction of the debt compared to personal injury claims and legal costs paid out by the crown corporation. Following allegations initially made 3 weeks…
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Craftsman Make a Dent Food Drive – Big success!

Craftsman Make a Dent Food Drive – Big success!

We recently completed our annual Make a Dent Food Drive! Craftsman Collision dedicates a day every year to raise money and food for local Salvation Army Family Services units throughout British Columbia. Now, the big question: How much did we raise? In total, we helped to raise $33,944.70 in donations at this year’s event. “We are incredibly pleased with the results of the…
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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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‘Together, we’re making a Dent in Hunger’…

‘Together, we’re making a Dent in Hunger’…

Craftsman Collision Aims to Fill Courtesy Cars at their annual food drive. On Saturday, September 30th from 1pm – 5pm, Craftsman Collision and Save-On-Foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this fall, by hosting a day long food drive. Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated, which means that for every can donated…
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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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