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SOS village at Peak of Christmas

Craftsman Collision is happy to announce we have partnered with the SOS Children’s Village this holiday season as a gingerbread house sponsor. The festival is open to the public daily from November 27th-January 1st from 10am to 10pm and we invite you to visit the SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village with your family and marvel in the wondrous spirit of giving! Photos…
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Craftsman voted best of Vancouver

Craftsman voted best of Vancouver

On September 30th, the readers of The Georgia Straight shared what they thought was the best that Vancouver has to offer. Craftsman is proud to announce that we were voted 'Best Auto-body Repair Shop' 8 years running. Congratulations to the runners up Vickery Collision and Colorworks as well as Kirmac Collision. The 20th annual survey features over 270 categories and…
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Craftsman and Salvation Army fight hunger

For the past 6 years, Craftsman Collision has hosted the Make A Dent Food Drive in partnership with Overwaitea Foods, benefiting The Salvation Army.  Thus far, the campaign effort has raised an overwhelming $197,282 for The Salvation Army in British Columbia. The Make a Dent Food Drive was held at 13 participating Save–On–Foods and PriceSmart Food locations on Saturday, September…
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Making a Dent for the Salvation Army

Making a Dent for the Salvation Army

On Saturday, September 19th from 1pm – 5pm, Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart Foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no family goes hungry this fall, by hosting a day long food drive. Craftsman Collision has been hosting the annual food drive since 2009. We are pledging to match every item donated, which means that for…
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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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2015 Vancouver Island Motor Gathering

This year's Vancouver Island Motor Gathering event presented by the German Auto Import Network, was held on the Viscount Aero Centre’s grounds on August 16. It was a huge success raising over $100,000 for local charities, such as Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Children's Health Foundation on Vancouver Island, and the David Foster Foundation. Over 100 of GAIN’s most dedicated employees…
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D.I.Y. Automotive Women’s Course

D.I.Y. Automotive Women’s Course

On Sunday, June 7 Craftsman Collision hosted its first 'Do it Yourself' Automotive Women's Course. We had 13 women attend the 2.5 hour informal session at Craftsman's North Vancouver West location. The course covered a broad range of expertise and skills including the basic mechanics of a vehicle as well as the collision repair process. "It was geared for women…
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Craftsman’s COO finishes Dakar Series race

Craftsman’s COO finishes Dakar Series race

The Desafio Ruta 40 (Argentina), the first event in the Dakar Series 2015, finished yesterday at Villa Union after five testing stages over 2,825 kilometres, of which 1,540 km were special stages. The general opinion is that the route was tough, with 56 of the 88 entrants making it to the finish after negotiating dry river beds, mountain paths and…
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Dakar Series rally race ends Saturday

As part of the Dakar Series, the Desafio Ruta 40 is soon coming to an end on Saturday, May 23rd with the completion of stage 5. "I made it through stage 1 and 2 but cut the second stage early with wrist injuries.", says Rick Hatswell, COO of Craftsman Collision. "Nothing major but I couldn't use the clutch anymore." He…
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