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FCA Canada launches Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility Program with Certified Collision Care

May 18, 2016 — Hamilton, Ontario — FCA Canada has entered into an exclusive strategic agreement with Certified Collision Care to develop, launch and manage the company’s Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility program. FCA Canada owns the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat brands. According to an official statement, FCA Canada will be an integral strategic partner leveraging the joint-effort collision repair facility certification services, infrastructure and turnkey program offered by Certified Collision Care. This new program allows dealers and independent collision repair facilities to meet the qualifications necessary to be certified by FCA Canada as a collision repair facility of choice for its vehicle owners. According to Certified Collision Care, the program will ensure that FCA Canada vehicle owners can choose a certified collision repair provider, that has the proper tools, equipment, training and…


Color Compass hosts information session

Edmonton, Alberta — May 19, 2016 — Color Compass recently held an informal breakfast networking session at its Carlson Body Shop Supply training centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The main topic of discussion was OEM certifications. Dave Swenson is the General Manager of Carlson Body Shop Supply. He noted that there was a lot of interest in the event, judging by the turnout from local shop owners and other industry stakeholders. “It was a pleasure to welcome Leanne Jefferies to our training centre in Edmonton to discuss Certified Collision Care and their unique approach to OEM certifications in Canada,” said Swenson. “We couldn’t be happier with the turnout from the Edmonton area.” For more information, please visit colorcompass.com.


FCA CANADA, CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE, ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada Inc. (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat brands) has announced an exclusive strategic agreement with Certified Collision Care, the Canadian division of Assured Performance Network. The new partnership will see the development, launch, and management of the Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility program. FCA Canada will be an integral strategic partner leveraging the joint-effort collision repair facility certification services, infrastructure and turnkey program offered by Certified Collision Care. This new program allows dealers and independent collision repair facilities to meet the qualifications necessary to be certified by FCA Canada Inc. as a collision repair facility of choice for its vehicle owners. The program will ensure that FCA Canada vehicle owners can choose a Certified collision repair provider, that has the proper tools, equipment, training and facility required to repair their…


CROSSTOWN AUTOBODY EARNS CERTIFIED COLLISION CARE AND MOPAR ACCREDITED STATUS

Crosstown Autobody, located in Edmonton, Alta., is the first franchise dealer-owned collision centre to earn both Certified Collision Care and Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility credentials. The facility has been operating for more than 40 years. Certified Collision Care is working with best-in-class collision repair businesses that have met or exceeded the advanced technical requirements to become officially certified. In order to qualify, repairers must have the proper tools, equipment, training and facilities required to repair vehicles to OEM specifications and ensure a vehicle’s fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved. FCA Canada partnered with Certified Collision Care to launch the Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility program. All Certified Collision Care providers are recognized by FCA Canada for having the qualifications necessary to be a collision repair facility of choice for its Chrysler,…


CARSTAR London East & CARSTAR London West achieve Mopar Canada OEM Certification and Certified Collision Care Credentials

CARSTAR London East & CARSTAR London West achieve Mopar Canada OEM Certification and Certified Collision Care Credentials July 18, 2016, Hamilton, ON – Certified Collision Care announced today that CARSTAR London East, and CARSTAR London West have achieved their official OEM Certification as Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facilities, and recognition as Certified Collision Care Providers. Both facilities are state-of-the-art, and owner Wayne Minogue has invested heavily in both businesses. CARSTAR London West is a 6,500 sq. ft. Facility, and CARSTAR London East is 30,000 sq. ft. “I’ve spent about $300,000 on equipment,” says Minogue. “We’ve invested in two resistance spot welders, two aluminum MIG brazing welders, and we’re putting in a second spray booth.” “We are focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience, and that means repairing vehicles to OEM specifications”, says Wayne Minogue, owner of…



Garland Auto Body Ltd. Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

ST. John’s – Garland Auto Body Ltd. has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Garland Auto Body Ltd. is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Garland Auto Body Ltd. passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to manager, Derrick Ryan, “When an accident…


Assured Performance Appoints Bob Keith Senior Director of Compliance and Education

ASSURED PERFORMANCE APPOINTS BOB KEITH SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE AND EDUCATION LAGUNA HILLS, CA – Assured Performance is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Bob Keith as Senior Director of Compliance & Education.  Keith will assume responsibility for managing the network of over 300 shop inspector auditors across North America.  His role will also oversee education and business improvement initiatives for the Assured Performance Network of over 2,800 Certified Repair Providers. Keith is a well-known industry leader with nearly 40 years’ experience.  In the late 70’s, Keith became a body shop owner-operator when he and his partner formed Silver Hammer Body Co.  Today the partners own four CARSTAR franchises in Nebraska and Kansas. Keith served on the I-CAR International Board of Directors filling many roles between 2007 – 2016 including Chairman of the Board in…


Assured Performance OEM Certification Symposium Set for August 10-11, with NACE in Anaheim, CA

Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance, the largest OEM Certified collision repair network in the world announced details today for the OEM Certification Symposium held in conjunction with the NACE expo, August 10-11, 2016.  Assured Performance and Automakers including: Ford, Nissan, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, Hyundai and others have joined together to host a content-filled symposium for Certified repair providers, interested repairers and invited guests. Through panel discussions, presentations by the OEMs and instructional seminars, attendees will have the opportunity to gain insight into industry trends and Automaker strategies; while learning how to maximize the value of their OEM Certification credentials and turbo-charge their business by capitalizing on the industry-changing dimension. The symposium will expose attendees to an in-depth, hands-on review of special certification-based marketing and sales programs that are solely available through OEM Certification programs.  They…



Assured Performance to partner with Nissan North America in Relaunching the Nissan GT-R Certified Collision Repair Program

Assured Performance to partner with Nissan North America in Relaunching the Nissan GT-R Certified Collision Repair Program June 13th, 2016 – Laguna Hills, CA –Assured Performance announced today they are entering into an exclusive strategic agreement with Nissan North America to relaunch and manage their GT-R Certified Collision Repair Program. The new GT-R Certification program allows dealers and independent collision repair facilities that meet the necessary qualifications, to be Certified by Nissan North America as a collision repair facility of choice for its vehicle owners. The program allows GT-R vehicle owners the option to choose a Certified collision repair provider, that has the proper tools, equipment, training, and facility required to repair their vehicle to OEM specifications and ensure the vehicle’s fit, finish, durability, functionality, value, and safety are preserved. This is particularly important based…


Birchwood Collision Centre on Regent Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Winnipeg – Birchwood Collision Centre on Regent has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Birchwood Collision Centre on Regent is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Birchwood Collision Centre on Regent passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owner, Arthur Crawford, “Our…


Birchwood Collision Centre at Pointe West Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Winnipeg – Birchwood Collision Centre at Pointe West has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Birchwood Collision Centre at Pointe West is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Birchwood Collision Centre at Pointe West passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owner,…


Precision Auto Body Repairs Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Saskatoon – Precision Auto Body Repairs has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Precision Auto Body Repairs is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Precision Auto Body Repairs passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owner, Joe Giocoli, “We’ve worked hard to stay…


CARSTAR London West Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

London – CARSTAR London West has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, CARSTAR London West is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, CARSTAR London West passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owner, Wayne Minogue, “Our business has been built on a…


FIX AUTO Courtenay Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Courtenay – FIX AUTO Courtenay has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, FIX AUTO Courtenay is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, FIX AUTO Courtenay passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owners, Jason Borth & Wayne Woodbeck, “We are thrilled to have achieved…


CROSSTOWN AUTOBODY Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Edmonton – Crosstown Autobody has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Crosstown Autobody is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Crosstown Autobody passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to manager, Gary Bridgeman, “This certification supports our reputation for superior customer service serving our community….


Kavia Auto Body Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Saskatoon – Kavia Auto Body has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Kavia Auto Body is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Kavia Auto Body passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owner, Raj Kavia, “We’ve worked hard to stay ahead of…


Supreme Collision Centre – Bolton – Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Bolton – Supreme Collision Centre Bolton has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Supreme Collision Centre Bolton is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Supreme Collision Centre Bolton passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owner, Marty Reddick, “This certification supports our…


Parr Auto Body Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Saskatoon – Parr Auto Body has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Parr Auto Body is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Parr Auto Body passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owner, Chelsea Stebner, “We’ve worked hard to stay ahead of…


BODY LINE COLLISION LTD. Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

Midland – Body Line Collision Ltd. has been officially Certified by Certified Collision Care, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications. In achieving their certification, Body Line Collision Ltd. is now an integral part of the most advanced repair capable and efficient collision repair network in the world. To become Certified and officially recognized as a Certified Collision Care provider, Body Line Collision Ltd. passed the rigorous certification process essential to help ensure a proper and safe repair of the new generation of advanced vehicles. Only the top collision repair facilities in Canada are able to meet the stringent requirements to become officially Certified and recognized. According to owner, Wally Betcher, “When an accident happens,…



Assured Performance Launches Mobile Inspection Audit App to Enhance 5-Step Certification Validation Process

Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance Network, the country’s largest OEM Certified Collision Repair Network, announced major enhancements to their 5-Step Certification Validation Process, in concert with the launch of a proprietary mobile App, for use by hundreds of their onsite Inspectors. The Assured Performance Certification “proof of compliance” is completely transparent, employs numerous checks and balances, and follows ISO and GAAP compliant steps; unlike programs that rely on subjective verifications and manually checking a box. Assured Performance onsite Inspectors will use a patent pending Smart App to optimize consistency, efficiency, and an additional layer of integrity. Assured Performance is recognized as having the most stringent and comprehensive business requirements for official OEM Certification. To become Certified, shops must provide proof of compliance, then pass an onsite audit, and several comprehensive internal reviews. To electronically…


Assured Performance Co-Op Announces 2016 Board of Directors

Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance, the largest network of Certified body shops in the world, announced today their 2016 Board of Directors for their Co-Op entity. In accordance with their bylaws, the Co-Op Board of Directors is represented exclusively by body shop owners on behalf of over 3,000 collision repair businesses across the entire U.S that are official Co-Op members. The Board includes the following industry notables: Brett Bailey, A&B CARSTAR – Midwest Region Kathy Mello, TGIF Body Shop, Inc. – Northern California Region Luis Alonso, Pan American Collision Center – Southern California Region Dusty Womble, Roger Beasley Collision – South Central Region Ron Reichen, Precision Body & Paint, Northwest Region Matt Parker, Parker Auto Body – South East Region Dave Rush, D&M Auto Body – North East Region Paul Van Aken, Paul’s Quality…


Assured Performance Introduces 5-Star Business Performance Program

Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance Network, the collision industry’s leading body shop Certification organization, announced today the official launch of their 5-Star Business Performance Program. The 5-Star Business Performance Program helps body shops to improve their business capabilities aimed at exceeding the industry’s highest levels of performance and attainment of their personal success goals. The 5-Star Program provides shops with an in-depth business analysis resulting in a confidential self-assessing rating and ranking. Then, the shops get a business improvement action plan, expert coaching, and ongoing KPI monitoring. Upon enrollment in the optional program, shops go through a performance analysis determining areas of weaknesses and opportunities for improvement including: production management, marketing, sales, customer service, financial management, HR management, and technical proficiency. Shops receive in-depth improvement plans, access a KPI dashboard with alerts when performance…


Assured Performance Launches Accident & Collision Care Smartphone App

Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance Network, the country’s largest Certified Collision Repair Network, announced the official launch of their consumer-facing smart phone App – Accident & Collision Care. The Assured Performance consumer-facing smart app instructs vehicle drivers to properly document the details of an accident including: photos, other driver’s information, a comprehensive accident description and all the critical information needed to create a complete detailed accident report. Consumers may also select a Certified Collision Repair Provider of their choice, set an appointment and send the entire report to the shop or any other interested parties. The free consumer smart phone App is now available on Apple App Store and Android Google Play. What makes this app unique and a game-changer is its ability to automatically set an appointment with an OEM Certified-Recognized Collision Repair…


Assured Performance Launches Data Management Services for Certified Repair Providers

  Laguna Hills, CA – Assured Performance Network, the country’s largest Certified Collision Repair Network, announced today the official launch of their suite of data safeguard and management services exclusively for their Certified shops.  This unique data service creates and maintains a cloud data storage account for each of their Certified shops much like a safety deposit box at a bank. Now, the shop truly owns their own data and determines how it can be utilized. Assured Performance is empowering their Certified shops by providing three services working in tandem: dataSAFETM, dataMANAGERTM, and dataIQTM. Through the use of the data toolset, the shop’s data is safeguarded and managed exclusively by the shop; not a third party. The data toolset provides Certified shops with various data management benefits including shop performance analysis, KPI reporting, and proof-of-purchase…