The Industry Today – 10#1 to 10#6

Collision Repair 10#3 SEE ORIGINAL NATHAN BALZER VICKAR AUTOBODY When Nathan Balzer, general manager of Vickar Autobody & Glass was last on the cover he was referred to as a ‘young blood’ because, at 34-years-old he was considerably younger than most people occupying similar positions in the industry. Now 10 years later, he’s no longer […]

The Industry Today – 9#1 to 9#6

Collision Repair 9#3 SEE ORIGINAL BOB PREST CATARACT COLLISION CENTRE It has been eleven years since Bob Prest and his Cataract Collision Centre were featured on the cover of Collision Repair Magazine, and operations at the facility have continued on smoothly for the business, he said. We’re still doing the same thing. We’re still an […]

The Industry Today – 8#1 to 8#6

1#1-1#6 2#1-2#6 3#1-3#6 4#1-4#6 5#1-5#6 6#1-6#6 7#1-7#6 8#1-8#6 9#1-9#6 10#1-10#6 11#1-11#6 12#1-12#6 13#1-13#6 14#1-14#6 15#1-15#6 16#1-16#6 17#1-17#6 18#1-18#6 19#1-19#6 20#1-20#6 21#1-21#3 Collision Repair 8#1 SEE ORIGINAL Rob Pavan Golden Triangle Collision From an early age Rob Pavan of Golden Triangle Collision knew he was destined to be a part of the family business. When his […]

The Industry Today – 7#1 to 7#6

Collision Repair 7#1 SEE ORIGINAL STEVE LEAL FIX AUTO NETWORK WORLD Steve Leal’s story is a legend among Canada’s collision repairers. In 2005, Leal began as a franchisee and owner of Fix Auto Cambridge. Today, in 2021, he serves as the president of Fix Auto World, which offers more than 2,000 points of automotive service […]

The Industry Today – 6#1 to 6#6

Collision Repair 6#2 SEE ORIGINAL SHARON WELLS CSN THE COLLISION CLINIC In the words of Sharon Wells, the rock behind CSN Collision Clinic, you must be like spandex to succeed in the collision repair business.“You have to know when to expand and when to contract,” Wells tells Collision Repair. “You can’t be complacent, not even […]

The Industry Today – 5#1 to 5#6

Collision Repair 5#1 GEORGE BRICK, LES HESHKA EASTSIDE GROUP Eastside Group now employs more than 200 employees and is composed of five different businesses: Eastside Industrial Coatings & Composites, Eastside Heavy Truck Collision, Eastside Collision Repairs Moray Autobody and Zone Refinish. George Brick, the owner, also retired eight years ago. However, Les Heshka, is still […]

The Industry Today – 4#1 to 4#6

Collision Repair 4#1 SEE ORIGINAL BILL HATSWELL CRAFTSMAN COLLISION GROUP When the mountains called, Bill Hatswell answered. As the founder of Craftsman Collision, one of western Canada’s most trusted banners, the Hatswell name is synonymous with autobody in British Columbia and Alberta. Bill’s story begins on the complete other side of the world, however, in […]

The Industry Today – 3#1 to 3#6

Collision Repair 3#1 NICK DILUCA CSN CARS AUTO COLLISION AND CSN CARS EAST AND WEST Nick DiLuca is the owner of CSN Cars Auto Collision and CSN Cars East and West — and not to mention one of the founders of the CSN Collision banner. DiLuca says over the past 20 years nearly “everything” in […]

The Industry Today – 2#1 to 2#7

Collision Repair 2#1 KEN FRIESEN CONCOURS COLLISION Ken Friesen sold his four auto body shops to Boyd Autobody and Glass in 2017 and has now retired from the automotive industry, but that doesn’t stop him from reminiscing about his long career and all of the successes that came with it. Friesen says that his proudest […]

The Industry Today – 1#1 to 1#6

Collision Repair 1#1 LORENZO D’ALESSANDRO CSN 427 AUTO COLLISION, CSN AVENUE, CSN HEARTLAND Much has changed for Lorenzo D’Alessandro since he graced the inaugural issue of Collision Repair magazine in 2002. Three things remain constant, though: his love for his family, his dedication to the collision repair craft and his forward-thinking drive for success. Since […]