Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia -- March 8, 2016 -- CSN Collision Centres has announced its newest location, CSN–County Collision in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The facility is owned and operated by Michelle Nickerson.
Nickerson spent 27 years working in the newspaper industry before taking a leap a faith and switching her focus to collision repair. She was given an amazing opportunity to bring vibrancy and life to the former County Collision in Mahone Bay. After a few months of working on the business, she fell in love with the industry and the staff, and saw an opportunity to purchase the business and make it her own.
“One thing I enjoy about this business is that it is so dynamic,” says Nickerson. “I love seeing the different vehicle transformations happen right in front of my eyes. I watch as the vehicles comes in after their accidents, I examine the extent of the damage that the vehicles have and then I observe the technicians as they diligently work on the vehicles to bring them back to pre-accident condition. It’s so exciting!”
There are many women working in collision repair and throughout the auto claims economy, but Nickerson is one of the few women who are collision centre sole owners.
“Being female in a male dominated industry is probably the biggest challenge I’ve had to face since I took over this business. But I like challenges, and this one has been a rewarding one for me,” Nickerson says.
According to Nickerson, her staff “goes above and beyond to maintain excellent customer relations with customers while their vehicles are being repaired and after they are repaired. We also have an extremely friendly and professional working relationship with our suppliers in the area that helps us get our repairs done efficiently and effectively.”
Nickerson says industry support is a big reason why she is proud to have joined CSN Collision Centres.
“CSN is a helping hand! We have seen a tremendous amount of support in our marketing place and the industry after joining the CSN Network. This helps us ensure that our customers are connecting with us more easily and that we are doing what we are supposed to be doing for them,” says Nickerson.
For more information on CSN Collision Centres, please visit csninc.ca.