Pricing Paradigm: Boyd’s Q1 sales driven by vehicle complexity, increased scanning and calibration services

Winnipeg, Manitoba ⁠— The Boyd Group reported its Q1 sales figures last month, with increases in sales based on “higher repair costs due to increasing vehicle complexity…increased scanning and calibration services and general market inflation,” said the company.  CEO Tim O’Day told investors during the earnings call that most of the company’s scanning and calibrations […]

Up and At ’Em: Boyd Group reports 23.4 percent profit growth in Q4 2022

Winnipeg, Manitoba ⁠— The Boyd Group reported its Q4 2022 results earlier this week, stating net earnings of US$14.2 million during the fourth quarter, up from US$4.9 million a year earlier. Profit for Q4 2022 amounted to 66 cents (USD) per diluted share, up from 23 cents per diluted share in Q4 2021. For the […]


Success is not a straight path—ask Jamie Gray At the end of 2021, Assured Automotive presented Jamie Gray, a graduating student of Fanshawe College’s 310B Program, with the Jerome D’Silva Memorial Award. Typically, awards are given to those who perform best in their realm; and while Jamie did graduate with a 3.84 GPA, the chief […]


Production is about relationships and quality In the pre-covid era, many of us would book vacation time in the southern hemisphere to get a taste of the “good life”; however, in 1994 Tanesh Persaud decided to leave Guyana, and try to attain a “better life” in Canada. Possessing hands on experience in the automotive realm, […]


Alvin’s attention to detail keeps him focused on the job—and in life Born in the Philippines, Alvin Bartolome took his first steps on Canadian soil in June of 2009. With limited skills but an immense amount of determination he began to chart himself a path toward success. In 2012 his uncle, Rex invited him to […]

A look back at some of the winners of 2018!

By CRM staff   Toronto, Ontario — December 21, 2018 — Throughout the year many collision repair organizations, companies and shops have been recognized for their hard work. Collision Repair wanted to share some of the numerous awards that were distributed throughout 2018!   CARSTAR awards Canadian franchise of the year At the annual conference […]

Assured Automotive pedals for diabetes research

The team from Assured Automotive at the JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research charity event.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 2, 2015 — A team from Assured Automotive recently participated in the JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research charity event in downtown Toronto. JDRF formerly operated as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  The JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research is a “high-energy, stationary ride” that brings together business leaders and employees […]

Assured Automotive hits the links for Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons Foundation

A few photos from the Assured Automotive 2015 golf tournament. Check out the gallery below for more!

By Jeff Sanford Oakville, Ontario — September 14, 2015 — Assured Automotive held its annual charity golf tournament this past Thursday. The event raised money for the Michael “Pinball” Clemons Foundation, but it also provided a chance to mark the 10th anniversary of Assured Automotive. The industry turned out to show its support, with 146 […]

Latest class graduates from Assured Automotive Training Academy

Trainer Jean-Marc Julien (centre) and the latest class to graduate from the Assured Automotive Training Academy.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto,  Ontario — July 29, 2015 — As a way of ensuring new staff are up to speed in terms of skills, Assured Automotive has been running a Training Academy for those new to the industry. For three weeks students polish up their estimating and customer service skills while updating their understanding […]