All Hail Paintless Dent Repair

The rise of PDR BY DAVID DICENZO Domenic Serra vividly remembers the need to prove himself in the early stages of the Paintless Dent Repair industry. Serra, the founder of Alberta-based PDR Canada, was back in his hometown Hamilton, Ontario in the mid-1990s when the concept of fixing car dents–typically from hail–was becoming more mainstream […]

DCCHail introduces new damage estimating tool

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — February 15, 2019 — DCCHail, a paintless dent repair network has introduced its new damage estimating tool, the DCCScan. According to DCCHail, the DCCScan has the ability to inspect and document automotive hail damage under an average of five seconds per scan. This greatly increases efficiency during the appraisal process. […]

Canadian Hail Repair ramps up estimator efficiency with CosmosSync

Sam Piercey Jr. of Canadian Hail Repair performing an estimate. Canadian Hail Repair has recently teamed with CosmosSync to expedite the hail repair process. Estimators can now save travel time and the associated costs of visiting remote areas while still providing excellent service.

Calgary, Alberta — July 6, 2017 — Two made-in-Canada solutions have teamed up to simplify and expedite the PDR repair process in Northern Alberta. CosmosSync is a digital image and file collection system that specializes in the collision repair industry, counting over 200 repairers among its clients. The primary purpose of the CosmosSync tool is […]

Canadian Hail Repair expands team

Canadian Hail Repair has announced several new appointments. From left: Greg Smith will serve as Director of Operations; Jared Niedzielski takes on the role of Southern Alberta Appraisal Manager and Doug Riches will fill the position of Manager at the company’s operation in Red Deer, Alberta.

Calgary, Alberta — March 2, 2017 — Canadian Hail Repair (CHR) is expanding and has added new staff members to the organization. Joining the team are Greg Smith as Director of Operations, Jared Niedzielski as Southern Alberta Appraisal Manager and Doug Riches as Manager of the company’s operation in Red Deer, Alberta. The announcement was […]

Canadian Hail Repair opens new stores in Alberta

Canadian Hail Repair's new locations are retail operations focusing on appraisals.

By Chris Gerics Calgary,  Alberta — April 18, 2016 — Weather is always a big factor in the collision repair industry, especially in regards to hail. That’s why Canadian Hail Repair has opened two new paintless dent repair (PDR) stores in Alberta, a province known for vicious hailstorms. Canadian Hail Repair will often send a […]

Increases in hail means more PDR techs needed

A hail-damaged vehicle in Red Deer, Alberta. There is evidence that hail storms are increasing in severity, leading to a greater need for PDR technicians.

By Jeff Sanford Edmonton, Alberta — April 14, 2016 — You might be right if you think that there are more intense hailstorms these days than in the past. In fact, there is statistical evidence to back that observation up. A recent report from Verisk Insurance Solutions looked at the impact and severity of hailstorms […]