Grande Prairie, Alberta — A Grande Prairie collision company is making a go of it in the big cities, as Big Rig Collision announced the acquisition of BRC Group in Calgary and BRC Coach and Transit in Las Vegas, Nev.
President of Big Rig Collision Kenton Schultz spoke to why he felt now was the time to bring together more than 100 employees by completing this merger.
“Looking at growth opportunities, we’ve established ourselves in the Grande Prairie market and Peace Country market quite significantly,” said Schultz.
“We’ve been constantly chasing growth and looking to other regions was kind of key in that.”
Schultz says this merger secures a key foothold in the west for Big Rig Collision and their truck and bus repair business.
“Las Vegas geographically has a lot of reach through the western U.S. And then between Grande Prairie and Calgary gives us kind of a western North American spread,” he said.
“We can pull in from a lot of the states. The northern states pull up into Calgary and the southern states pull up into the Las Vegas area.”
The company has been operating in the Grande Prairie area for the past 35 years, and Schultz says that he is proud to represent his community in larger urban markets.
“I kind of look this as a cool Grande Prairie success story,” said Schultz.
“We hear a lot of companies coming to town and buying out the local Grande Prairie guy. In this case, it’s kind of going the opposite way. Homegrown Grande Prairie business is going out and expanding to the international market.”