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Craftsman Collision expands in Vernon, British Columbia

Vancouver, BC – May 12, 2014 – CRAFTSMAN COLLISION continues its expansion in British Columbia as it opens its 36th shop in Vernon, BC.  The 13,000 square foot facility opening on June 2, 2014 is located at 27th Street and 35th Avenue.

Mike MasonShop Manager Mike Mason is more than well qualified to take charge of Craftsman’s newest location. He has worked in the automotive sector since 1979 – first as a bodyman, then as an estimator for the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), where he spent 13 years. He has also managed and owned his own body shops for a total of 16 years.  He has a highly qualified team behind him consisting of: auto body repairers, painters and technicians.

“We are pleased to have established this additional location as it will help us better serve our customers in the Okanagan and Central BC,” said Rick Hatswell, COO.  “This newest location joins 3 other shops in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Kamloops. It greatly enhances our regional concentration by strengthening our brand awareness and increasing market share through repeat traffic and referrals. This location is well situated on a property shared with two well recognized brands; Tim Horton’s and Co-op Gas and Food Bar which will enhance our profile to current and prospective customers.”

Craftsman Collision is always looking for qualified automotive trades people to work in any of our 36 locations throughout BC and Alberta. For more information, please visit