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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 shop will help the company better serve new customers and its insurance partners, Craftsman COO Rick Hatswell says.

“Craftsman Collision has grown to serve the Okanagan’s community throughout the last 18 years,” Hatswell says. “This new location increases our market presence in the Okanagan and adds service capability east of the city.”

The building was acquired from an existing collision repair business, but has undergone substantial improvements.

“We’ve done major renovations to bring it up to the Craftsman standard,” says Tom Watters, Craftsman’s Regional Manager responsible for the Rutland shop and all Interior locations. “As part of the Craftsman chain, the shop will also have access to the training and specialized equipment necessary to handle repairs on all the new aluminum vehicles coming out, including the popular Ford F-150.”

Long-time Rutland resident Del Horsley leaves his post as manager of Craftsman Collision West Kelowna to take charge of the new Rutland shop – and is delighted to be working closer to home. He has lived and worked in the Kelowna area since 1965, and comes from a background in retailing, construction and collision repair.

Like all Craftsman Collision shops in BC, the Rutland shop comes with Craftsman’s exclusive (to bodyshops) membership in the Air Miles rewards program. Card-holding customers receive 1 reward mile for every $15 on their entire claim, and there is no charge to join the program.

Craftsman Collision in Rutland is located at 275 Highway 33 East, Kelowna, BC. Please call 250-491-8516 to book an estimate today!

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