To run Town Autobody, it takes a village Story by MAX REID It can be easy to get a big head in an industry like collision repair. When nearly every conversation covers what credentials you do and don’t have, which OEMs you are and aren’t certified for, a simple chat between fellow business owners can […]


Sibling duo Sari and Mark Descoteau bring hospitality to collision repair Story by MAX REID There is something magnetic about Parksville, British Columbia. At the beaches it can often be hard to tell where the shoreline ends, and the ocean begins. Small changes in the elevation cause the white sand to poke through the surface […]


Collision Repair magazine only features the best The most important part of any magazine is the cover. One of the founding facets of Collision Repair magazine was rooted in who we featured on our covers. The individuals that represented one of the six yearly issues of the magazine couldn’t just be sourced from a flip […]

The Industry Today – 3#1 to 3#6

Collision Repair 3#1 NICK DILUCA CSN CARS AUTO COLLISION AND CSN CARS EAST AND WEST Nick DiLuca is the owner of CSN Cars Auto Collision and CSN Cars East and West — and not to mention one of the founders of the CSN Collision banner. DiLuca says over the past 20 years nearly “everything” in […]

The Industry Today – 2#1 to 2#7

Collision Repair 2#1 KEN FRIESEN CONCOURS COLLISION Ken Friesen sold his four auto body shops to Boyd Autobody and Glass in 2017 and has now retired from the automotive industry, but that doesn’t stop him from reminiscing about his long career and all of the successes that came with it. Friesen says that his proudest […]

The Industry Today – 1#1 to 1#6

Collision Repair 1#1 LORENZO D’ALESSANDRO CSN 427 AUTO COLLISION, CSN AVENUE, CSN HEARTLAND Much has changed for Lorenzo D’Alessandro since he graced the inaugural issue of Collision Repair magazine in 2002. Three things remain constant, though: his love for his family, his dedication to the collision repair craft and his forward-thinking drive for success. Since […]