Sam Piercey Foundation awards initial bursaries

The Sam Piercey Foundation was established to honour the memory of Sam Piercey, co-owner of Budds’ Collision. Piercey passed away on July 24, 2016, as a result of complications arising due to leukemia.

Oakville, Ontario — August 17, 2017 — Skills Canada is pleased to announce that the Sam Piercey Foundation has agreed to award financial assistance to each of the four winners of the 2017 National Skills Competitions for automotive paint and body repairs. The winners of the Sam Piercey Foundation’s first annual bursaries are as follows: […]

Budds’ Collision wins Coyote Group Shop of the Year

J.R. Martino of Budds’ Collision holds the Coyote Group Shop of the Year Award. The winner is selected based on a variety of measures including employee retention rates, community values, business mix and the volume of the shop (as measured per sq. ft.).

By Jeff Sanford Oakville, Ontario — April 26, 2017 — Budds’ Collision has a reputation as one of this country’s most progressive and advanced collision repair centres. The Oakville, Ontario shop was an early adopter of lean processes and Six Sigma. The facility was the first in Canada to install a full aluminum room. This […]

Looking Back: Top stories of 2016

Photos drawn from some of our top stories in 2016. Top Left: Sam Piercey left us in 2016, but his memory lives on with the Sam Piercey Foundation. Bottom Left: Rachid El Madawi of Rachid’s Auto Sales and his staff refurbished and auctioned this car to help pay for a much-needed operation for little Julie. Centre: Larry Jefferies reports on the First Notice of Loss project at CCIF. Top Right: Programming the automated system at CSN-CARS Collision. Bottom Right: The ongoing development of autonomous vehicles continued to be one of our top stories throughout the year.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — December 29, 2016 — The collision repair industry has had more than its fair share of highs and lows in 2016. We’ve looked back over the hundreds of stories we’ve covered in the last year to pick out just a few of the top newsmakers from 2016. The five […]

Sam Piercey Foundation will help apprentices achieve their best

Sam Piercey and his beloved wife Diane. The Budds' Christmas party this year will help to raise donations for the Sam Piercey Foundation.

By Barett Poley Oakville, Ontario — December 7, 2016 — Budds’ Collision Services will hold its annual Christmas party December 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. This year, the traditional event will also help to raise donations for the newly founded Sam Piercey Foundation, supporting young collision repair apprentices in the industry.     The foundation […]

Sam Piercey laid to rest

One of the many plaques honouring Sam Piercey on display at Smith's Funeral Home. Piercey will be remembered by the many people whose lives he touched, both inside and outside the collision repair industry.

Burlington, Ontario — July 29, 2016 — The final visitation and service for Sam Piercey took place today at Smith’s Funeral Home in Burlington, Ont. Piercey was the well-known and widely respected co-owner of Budds’ Collision Services in Oakville, Ont. The service today was preceded by two visitations the day before, with numerous members of […]

In Memoriam: Sam Piercey

Sam Piercey, co-owner of Budds' Collision, passed away due to complications arising from leukemia.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — July 25, 2016 — It is with great regret that we must report the passing of one of the collision repair industry’s titans. Sam Piercey, co-owner of Budds’ Collision in Oakville, Ont., passed away on July 24, 2016, as a result of complications arising due to leukemia. Sam was […]