Opportunity as far as the eye can see
There’s something special about life in Saskatchewan—and the collision repairers of the province can easily prove it to you. The provincial autobody organization—the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers, or SAAR—is putting the province on display in a series of shop showcases. SAAR wants the industry to know that the communities of Saskatchewan have plenty to offer, both in careers and standard of living.
Any technicians, refinishers or others seeking a new opportunity should seriously consider a future in Saskatchewan—especially if you’re keen to save money, or in search of reasonable housing prices.
In this third installment of our Saskatchewan Shop Spotlight, Collision Repair narrows in on Harv’s Autobody and Towing in Rosthern and Discovery Edge Collision and Glass in Humboldt.
ROSTHERN’S RICH RECREATION
Harv’s Autobody and Towing is stationed almost halfway between the central and south sectors of Saskatchewan, just a 40-minute drive from Saskatoon and three hours from Regina. Not that you’d have much reason to stray far—Rosthern, Saskatchewan has everything you need, according to Elaine and Harv Britton of Harv’s Autobody and Towing.
“When you come to Rosthern, you may think it’s a sleepy little town, but it’s very active,” says Elaine.
The town itself has plenty of new facilities any young family would consider a major asset, including a brand-new K-12 school, a swimming pool, a hospital and a recently-built health centre.
The community is also near plenty of lakes and the Valley Regional Park—which also has an 18-hole golf course. Plus, life in Rosthern is attractively affordable; you can get a nice home for between $230,000 and $250,000, says Harv.
“Families love what we have. The lower costs allow parents to give their kids more chances to participate in extracurriculars like hockey or dance. In many metropolitan areas, you just can’t afford those luxuries. Here, you can, and still pay your mortgage!” There are careers available for family members that are not part of the automotive industry, too, from openings at the local care centre to retail locations all over town.
Harv’s Autobody is always hiring, whether you’re a painter, tech, tow truck operator or front office expert. The facility has served the Rosthern community since 1990 and offers a sprawling space to perform SGI-accredited work.
“We aim to provide a reliable, stress-free working environment for staff to learn, grow and move forward,” says Harv.
For more information about opportunities at Harv’s Autobody and Towing, contact the facility at 302-232-5506, or scan the above QR code.
The sparkling new facility of Discover Edge Collision and Glass could be your new workplace, should you decide to call Humboldt your new home.
Discovery Edge Collision and Glass offers Humboldt-based collision repairers an opportunity to work on a brand-new production floor. The facility is hiring in many areas; Discovery offers services in collision repair, window and glass replacement, small scratch and dent repairs and towing. The facility is I-CAR Gold Class certified, SGI Elite Accredited and can work on “anything and everything” related to passenger vehicles, says operations manager Jeff Litzenberger. “Humboldt is a great place to grow business,” says resident and local business owner, Adam Tremblay. “We have a wide demographic of opportunities in other fields, too, from mining to manufacturing and retail.”
“Small-town Humboldt is great,” says Ryan Chamberlain, who’s spent ten years working at Discovery. “I’ve got a nice big house with a huge yard!”
Outdoor enthusiasts will thrive in Humboldt, which offers more than 30 acres of parks and open spaces in addition to an ever-expanding trail system. The Uniplex, Humboldt’s recreational facility, features a curling rink, an indoor aquatic centre, a fitness centre and a convention centre.
According to Humboldt residents, it never takes more than five minutes to drive anywhere, and the community offers a safe place to raise a family. Kids can ride their bikes to school without worry, and large homes in nice, quiet communities come with an affordable price tag.
For more information on opportunities at Humboldt’s
Discovery Edge Collision and Glass, call 306-682-4407,
or scan the above QR code.