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 […]

Parr Auto Body gives back to the community

By CRM staff  Toronto, Ontario — January 4, 2019 — Last month, Saskatoon-based Parr Auto Body got into the spirit of the season by donating $4,000 and enough food to stuff an SUV to a local food bank. The repair facility’s donation, which went to the Saskatoon Food Bank, was given as part of the ‘Stuff The […]

Tom Bissonnette appointed SAAR Executive Director

Tom Bissonnette has recently accepted the position of Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR). Bissonnette takes over from Bill Ziebart, who has recently retired.

By Tom Davis Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — October 10, 2017 — Tom Bissonnette, former owner of Parr Auto Body and former Chairman of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF), has been appointed as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR). Bissonnette, who previously wrote Collision Repair magazine’s “Prairie View” column, officially started the […]

Saskatoon repairers stand out at annual business awards

At the NSBA’s 20th Annual Business Builder Awards gala. From left: Clay Dowling, owner of Ghost Transportation; Raj Kavia of CSN-Kavia Auto Body; Don Pogoda, one of the co-owners of Parr Auto Body; Chelsea Stebner, co-owner of Parr Auto Body and columnist for Collision Repair magazine and Mark Stebner.

By CRM Staff   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — April 27, 2016 — Not just one, two but Saskatoon autobody shops have recently received awards from the Northern Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA). CSN-Kavia Auto Body, owned and operated by Raj Kavia, won the Business Builder Award. Parr Auto Body took two awards, one for Team Building and the […]

Parr Auto Body apprentice takes gold in Saskatchewan

During the Autobody Repair competition in Saskatoon. The competition was held at the CNH Training Centre.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — April 13, 2017 — Htoo Hta, an apprentice at Parr Auto Body in Saskatoon, has won the gold medal for post-secondary Autobody Repair at the 2017 Saskatchewan Provincial Skills Competition. The Autobody Repair competition took place at the CNH Training Centre in Saskatoon. As the gold medalist, Hta will represent Saskatchewan at […]

Transformed Nova transforms lives

The transformed Nova. Hands On Outreach & Development Centre plans to start a raffle for the completed vehicle in August.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — July 28, 2016 — The collision repair business doesn’t just repair vehicles. Sometimes it transforms lives.  Rick Langlais is the founder of Hands On Outreach & Development Centre, dedicated to serving the physical and emotional needs of Saskatoon’s inner city children and youth. About five years ago, Langlais approached Tom Bissonnette of […]

Parr Auto Body joins Certified Collision Care Program

Tom Bissonnette and Chelsea Stebner of Parr Auto Body.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — May 9, 2016 — Parr Auto Body has been recognized by the Certified Collision Care Program. The facility has been operating in Saskatoon since 1952.    “We are committed to providing our customers with excellence in all areas – our equipment and tooling, our technical skill levels, and our customer experience,” says […]