By Jeff Sanford
Morinville, Alberta -- November 10. 2015 -- The owner of CSN-Morinville Auto Body, Steven Hammond, has a new award for the wall of his Edmonton-region repair facility. Hammond's collision centre recently won the best medium-sized business award from the Morinville District Chamber of Commerce.
The award was presented at a recent gala dinner. In a interview with Collision Repair magazine, Hammond had to mention how instrumental his eight employees were in earning the facility the award.
“I have to give the credit to my employees. It's all them. They're the ones talking to clients. They're the ones dealing with the insurance companies. They're the ones doing it day to day,” said Hammond.
The company's accent on customer service has been noticed and appreciated among the residents of the town. Someone in the community nominated the business for the award. “We all live and work in the community. We try to give back, so it was nice to be recognized,” said Hammond.
The busy owner just got back to the office after a couple of days at SEMA. Commenting on his time at the event. Hammond noted that, “There seemed to be a lot of Canadians there this year. The events were packed. It was great. Things were booming up to 2008 and 2009. But then there seemed to be a bit of a downturn in attendance. This was my first time going in a couple years. The crowd and the show seemed to be bigger than ever. It seems to have bounced back a bit,” said Hammond.
Morinville is just a bit north of Edmonton. CSN-Morinville Auto Body has been in business since 1978. The company was founded by Hammond's parents. He bought them out in 2007.