Celebrating 20 years this month, ProColor Collision accelerates its expansion across Canada with a strong focus on technology and franchise development “If you are not where you want to be, do not quit, instead reinvent yourself and change your habits.” – Motivational speaker Eric Thomas. ProColor Collision perhaps lives and breathes this vision. Over the […]


We owe it all to you BY ALLISON ROGERS  Crafting Collision Repair magazine’s 20th-anniversary edition was no easy feat. Capturing the mammoth industry changes witnessed since this publication’s debut in 2003, while simultaneously showcasing the greatness of the sector—amid a pandemic, no less—was a task only fit for Canada’s strongest: the members of the aftermarket. […]

The Industry Today – 20#1 to 20#3

Collision Repair 20#1 SEE ORIGINAL RON AND MANDY ALBERTS CARSTAR ST. STEPHEN It’d be difficult to find a better small-town collision shop than CARSTAR St. Stephen, and by extension, better owners than Ron and Mandy Alberts. The collision repair power couple represent a convergence of so many of the best values that our industry has […]

The Industry Today – 19#1 to 19#6

Collision Repair 19#1 SEE ORIGINAL KATE AND ANDREW TAPLEY FIX AUTO STRATFORD Pivoting has been the name of the game for Kate and Andrew Tapley at Fix Auto Stratford since they starred on our cover in January 2020—just before the pandemic reached Canada. Kate and Andrew have a long history in the automotive aftermarket, beginning […]

The Industry Today – 18#1 to 18#6

Collision Repair 18#1 SEE ORIGINAL MARY MONARDO COLLISION REPAIR EXPERTS Mary Monardo has been owner of her 3,000 sq. m. bodyshop in Vaughan, Ontario, Collision Repair Experts since 1992, and since being on the cover in 2019 she says that she is proud at how far she has come, especially being a woman in the […]

The Industry Today – 17#1 to 17#6

Collision Repair 17#1 SEE ORIGINAL MICHEL AND VALERIE VERRONEAU FIX AUTO SHERBROOKE EAST Since Valérie Véronneau, owner of Fix Auto’s Coaticook and Sherbrook East shop locations in Quebec was last featured on the cover, the shop has surmounted some impressive milestones. Like her father, Michel Verroneau, who was one of the first ten repairers to […]

The Industry Today – 16#1 to 16#6

Collision Repair 16#1 SEE ORIGINAL IANN LADD AND PETER CHAVEZ CARSTAR LC GROUP Ian Ladd of CARSTAR LC Group is no doubt an expert on building businesses from the ground up, while maintaining a foundation of interpersonal trust intact the whole way through. “I’ve been in the automotive business since I was 15 years old,” […]

The Industry Today – 15#1 to 15#6

Collision Repair 15#1 SEE ORIGINAL FRANK SOTTILE CARSTAR BRAMPTON For as long as Frank Sottile, owner of CARSTAR Brampton can remember he has always been drawn to the collision repair industry. As soon as he was able to, he began working for his father, an auto mechanic who founded a combination shop with his cousin, […]

The Industry Today – 14#1 to 14#6

Collision Repair 14#1 SEE ORIGINAL DAVE/LINDA PROCUNIER HEARTLAND B&B After many successful years in the business, Dave, and Linda Procunier owners of CSN Heartland, formerly known as CSN Heartland B&B decided to sell their business to the D’Alessandro family. The couple built an extremely successful business that proudly served Mississauga, Ontario, community for several years. […]

The Industry Today – 13#1 to 13#6

Collision Repair 13#1 SEE ORIGINAL KELVIN CAMPBELL CSN CHAPMAN AUTO BODY Kelvin Campbell rarely stands still. The dedicated owner of CSN Chapman Autobody in Bedford, Nova Scotia, always has his eyes keenly focused on the future, pondering new ways he can position his business to thrive. In 2015, just one year after his Collision Repair […]