SLIM PICKINGS

Column by CHELSEA STEBNER I was chatting with a recruitment specialist friend, who explained to me the reasons behind the people shortage in our world. It’s not only COVID that has affected this crazy shortage that we’re all experiencing. It’s many things. Jobs requiring “in-person” help are the hardest to fill. I mean, after many […]

THE KINDNESS DISRUPTION

Customer service in the current conundrum Column by CHELSEA STEBNER How’s the supply chain shortage hitting you these days? Let me guess— running into some snags? Holding onto vehicles that are unsafe to be driven? Getting unscheduled tow ins without a spot to put it in? Are your customers wondering why you’re booking out so […]

POWERING THROUGH

In today’s times, it’s all about perspective Column by CHELSEA STEBNER We’re two years into a global pandemic and I commend our fellow collision shops across Canada for digging deep and continuing to put one foot in front of the other. In talking to many other shop owners, I know that they as well are […]

PARR FOR THE PEOPLE

Parr Autobody recognized as cornerstone donor for RMHC Saskatchewan By ALLISON ROGERS Saskatoon’s Parr Autobody has been recognized by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Saskatchewan (RMHC) as a cornerstone donor, donating more than $60,000 to the charity’s efforts for sick children and their families over the yearslong partnership. Parr Autobody has participated in several initiatives […]

Parr for the People: Parr Auto Body recognized as Cornerstone Donor for RMHC Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ⁠— Saskatoon’s Parr Auto Body has been recognized by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Saskatchewan (RMHC) as a cornerstone donor, donating more than $60,000 to the charity’s efforts for sick children and their families. Parr Autobody has participated in several initiatives in support of RMHC Saskatchewan over the years, including sponsorship of the […]

CHANGE

Coping with the only constant in collision repair Column by CHELSEA STEBNER Change; if you’re green you’re growing—if you’re ripe, you’re rotten. It’s a silly saying but it’s true. Another tried-and-true cliché: if the rate of change on the outside is greater than the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near. […]

Be Like Brayden

Work ethic opens doors BY CHELSEA STEBNER June celebrates fathers—something this industry has quite a lot of. The dad I’m going to share a story about is my brother from another mother. I want to celebrate an exceptional father and role model in the shop: my co-worker Brayden Neufeld, Parr Auto Body’s shop manager and […]

REFLECT AND REBUILD

It’s time we bring trust back to the trade BY CHELSEA STEBNER Trust—or lack of it—is causing breakdowns in communication and in production during the collision repair process. It is causing layers of paperwork and administrative time. It is causing relationships that we think are decent, to erode over small issues. The definition of trust […]

Reflect and Rebuild: It’s time we bring trust back to the trade

By Chelsea Stebner The definition of trust is the reliance on the integrity, strength and ability of a person or a thing.  A confident expectation of something. It is a simple word with big meaning in our world right now.  Trust is eroding society right now, in relationships, in business, in politics. The lack of […]