Craftsman Collision announced the opening of a new location in Rutland, British Columbia, a neighborhood on the northeast edge of Kelowna. The new shop is Craftsman’s third in the Kelowna area, and fifth in the British Columbia Interior.
Besides introducing the community of Rutland and surrounding area to the Craftsman brand, Craftsman COO Rick Hatswell says the new Rutland shop will help the company better serve new customers and its insurance partners.
“Craftsman Collision has grown to serve the Okanagan’s community throughout the last 18 years,” said Hatswell. “This new location increases our market presence in the Okanagan and adds service capability east of the city.”
The building was acquired from an existing collision repair business, but has undergone substantial improvements.
“We’ve done major renovations to bring it up to the Craftsman standard,” said Tom Watters, Craftsman’s regional manager responsible for the Rutland shop and all Interior locations. “As part of the Craftsman chain, the shop will also have access to the training and specialized equipment necessary to handle repairs on all the new aluminum vehicles coming out, including the popular Ford F-150.”
Long-time Rutland resident Del Horsley will be leaving his post as manager of Craftsman Collision West Kelowna to take charge of the new Rutland shop. He has lived and worked in the Kelowna area since 1965, and comes from a background in retailing, construction and collision repair.
Like all Craftsman Collision shops in British Columbia, the Rutland shop comes with Craftsman’s exclusive (to body shops) membership in the Air Miles rewards program. Card-holding customers receive one reward mile for every $15 on their entire claim, and there is no charge to join the program.
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