GO PARR, KID
The year 1952 brought a lot of exciting new things into the world: Hudson Motor Car Company followed up the iconic Hornet with the Wasp, John Steinbeck released his magnum opus, East of Eden, Jeff Goldblum was born—and Parr Auto Body opened its doors in Saskatoon. Helmed by some of Saskatchewan’s biggest names in the industry, including long-time Collision Repair columnist and current executive director of the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers, Tom Bissonnette, Parr Auto Body has built a storied history over the course of 70 years and is now taking the time to celebrate.
“Since 1952 Parr has been locally owned and operated in Saskatoon, in fact, we are celebrating 70 years in business this year!” said managing partner and CEO of Parr Auto Body, Chelsea Stebner.
“We are privileged to work, raise our families and contribute to our community in many ways; donations, volunteering and coaching and more. We lead a team of people here at Parr Auto Body with the vision of ‘impacting people and community accidentally-on-purpose through our world-class collision repair.’” Always with the community at the forefront, the team at Parr is using this significant milestone to do some good and collect donations for the Irene and Leslie Dubé Centre for Mental Health in Saskatoon.
Stebner said, “These last two years have brought to light the mental health crisis our world, our communities and our children are in. We’ve been focusing on mental wellness with our team and are ensuring that support, education and openness are a part of our world.”
The collision centre is accepting cheques made out to Parr Auto Body and e-transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parr is also selling branded t-shirts and snapbacks at the shop until stock runs out, with all proceeds going to the Dubé Centre.
Parr Auto Body has been locally owned and operated in Saskatoon since 1952. Check out Tom Bissonnette’s columns in every issue of Collision Repair mag for more insight on the full story!