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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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Employment Opportunity in Kamloops

Employment Opportunity in Kamloops

Craftsman Collision in Kamloops is hiring. We are looking to add a 3rd year body apprentice or ticketed body technician to the team. The technician must have experience post-apprenticeship and must be: Teamwork: We have one common goal; to get the job done right the first time, every time Reliable Open to learning and implementing new technical repair techniques Able…
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GT Collision Centre is now

GT Collision Centre is now

The people you know. The service you love. GT Collision Centre in Duncan, BC is now GT-Craftsman Collision. Like GT Collision Centre, Craftsman has deep roots in BC and decades of expertise in the auto body repair industry, having started in Vancouver in 1977 and grown to 38 locations including(now) five on the Island. And like us, Craftsman is a…
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AIR MILES Bonus event on now!

AIR MILES Bonus event on now!

Craftsman Collision is the only collision repair chain in BC to offer AIR MILES reward miles. They cost you nothing more, and you earn them on the total cost of your repair - not just the insured portion. Even better, you earn one reward mile for every fifteen dollars spent. Since the average repair cost is about $2300, you can…
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Rick Hatswell’s road to the Dakar rally

Chief Operating Officer for Craftsman Collision, Rick Hatswell has always had a passion for moto sport and off roading. The seed was planted to race in Dakar on his dirt bike when he was 11 years old. “Whoever thought that having a Dakar rally car toy would have led me on this amazing journey”, says Rick. Rick decided to turn…
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