CCIF announces new steering committee members for 2017

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By Barett Poley Ottawa, Ontario — December 21, 2016 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has announced its list of new steering committee members. Made up of collision repairers and suppliers from around the country, the team is responsible for guiding the priorities of CCIF. In October of this year, CCIF announced that they […]

CARSTAR hosts multi-store performance group meeting

Michael Macaluso, President of CARSTAR Automotive Canada, taking the stage at the CARSTAR multi-store owner performance group meeting.

Hamilton, Ontario — October 27, 2015 — CARSTAR Automotive Canada held its semi-annual Multi-CARSTAR Store Owners (MCSO) performance group meetings in Toronto recently, focusing on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by owners that run multiple CARSTAR locations. The CARSTAR MSCO performance group is an exclusive gathering of 41 individual MCSO groups, representing 125 CARSTAR […]

CARSTAR Canada and CARSTAR US become rivals in charity and baseball


Hamilton, Ontario — October 22, 2015 — In the name of cross border relations (and friendly trash-talking), CARSTAR Canada has extended a friendly wager to CARSTAR US on the ALCS Major League Baseball series between CARSTAR US hometown team Kansas City Royals and CARSTAR Canada’s hometown neighbours, the Toronto Blue Jays. The wager, which emulates the […]

CARSTAR honours top performers at annual conference

Larry Jefferies (right) accepts the Matthew Orhnstein Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 CARSTAR conference.

By Mike Davey Orlando, Florida — August 25, 2015 — CARSTAR Automotive Canada recognized the top performers throughout its network for their leadership and performance during the network’s annual conference held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. You can read more about the conference here.  Awards were given out in numerous categories, including customer experience, top […]

CARSTAR Red Deer raises over $7500 for Shine Month

CARSTAR Red Deer raises over $7500 for Shine Month

By Jeff Sanford Red Deer, Alberta — July 9, 2015 — June is now the dedicated Shine Month at CARSTAR, with stores in the chain committed to fundraising for the research and treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). The stand-out store was the outlet in Red Deer, Alberta. Owned and operated by Darryl Hemstreet, the outlet […]

CARSTAR opens new appraisal centre in Orleans

Hamilton, Ontario — July 7, 2015 — CARSTAR Automotive Canada has announced the addition of the CARSTAR Orleans Appraisal Centre, located at 1875 St. Joseph Blvd. in Orleans, Ontario.  The location is owned by Rob Mews and managed by Randy Dean. The team also includes Drive-in Manager Jennifer Vander Woude, Service Manager Trevor Tietz and on-site […]