January 18, 2013 - by CARSTAR Automotive Canada

CARSTAR opens newest location in Western Canada – CARSTAR Medicine Hat

CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. is proud to announce the opening of its newest store, CARSTAR Medicine Hat, which is located at #105 - 2682 Box Springs Close NW in Medicine Hat, Alberta. OwnersCARSTAR Medicine Hat is owned by Bruce Hemstreet and Trevor Jones with Dale Critchlow managing the store. 

CARSTAR Medicine Hat is a fully equipped collision centre designed specifically as a lean production center. With top of the line technologies including a Nova Verta Spray Booth and Double Prep Station, a Car-O-Liner Frame Rack with Computerized Measuring, a Compression Spot Welder and more, CARSTAR Medicine Hat will ensure minimal cycle time for customers with the highest quality repairs. CARSTAR Medicine Hat will also strive to achieve the highest customer experience in the Medicine Hat market.

Trevor and Bruce joined forces in 2004 with the launch of CARSTAR Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta. Focusing their strengths on excellent customer experience at a fair price for the insurance industry has lead to exceptional growth and business success.

“It’s a great story,” said Lisa Mercanti-Ladd, VP Marketing & Client Services at CARSTAR. “Bruce and Trevor have done everything right to become model franchise partners. We look forward to working with them to duplicate that success in Medicine Hat.” CARSTAR Medicine Hat

“Our ultimate goal for our company has always been working towards becoming multi CARSTAR store owners (MCSO) and providing best in class service at each of our locations,” said Bruce. “The Medicine Hat market needed a state of the art collision centre that understands the needs of insurers and insureds alike. CARSTAR Medicine Hat will meet those needs.”

CARSTAR would like to congratulate Bruce, Trevor and their staff on the opening of this new CARSTAR location and becoming multi-store owners!


About CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres

CARSTAR is the largest and fastest growing automotive repair franchise in North America, with over 400 locations. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1995, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres has grown from eight to over 160 locations throughout 10 provinces. Within Canada, CARSTAR repairs approximately 100,000 vehicles per year, with exceptionally high customer experience ratings.  Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $2 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. In 2012, CARSTAR was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. For more information, please visit:

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