CARSTAR Network Celebrates Its Employees

CARSTAR Network Celebrates its Employees
CARSTAR Thunder Bay took part in the “Employee Appreciation Month” celebration. (Photo: CARSTAR)

CARSTAR recently announced that it is celebrating its employee appreciation month by surprising 30 of its collision repair technicians with a 3M File Belt Sander.

As part of its yearlong 30th anniversary celebration, the network has taken up this employee appreciation initiative. Every month, the CARSTAR family intends to do something unique in order to thank all the communities, franchise partners and employees for constantly supporting it through the 30 years it has been in business.

“We would not have made it to our 30th anniversary milestone without these outstanding technicians performing premier collision repairs in our facilities every day,” says Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR. “To read the various submissions from our CARSTAR franchise partners, highlighting why they value these technicians not only demonstrates the remarkable attitudes and dedication they have but also shows how much their work means to these owners and managers.”

All CARSTAR locations throughout North America took time to elaborate on why they value their technicians at their facility to help them win one of the generously donated 3M File Belt Sander’s.

“We’re excited to reward 30 top technicians across the CARSTAR network for their hard work and commitment to performance,” says Mark Algie, Strategic Accounts Manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “From the very beginning, 3M has been working hand-in-hand with CARSTAR to build the original business, remaining a proud partner for three decades. We’re honoured to help CARSTAR celebrate its 30th anniversary with this donation.”

Technicians who won were selected on the basis of their positive attitude, taking initiative, open to cross-training in other roles, flexible in workload, following proper repair procedures, stepping up in times of need, among other key attributes showcased by them. Several facilities even expressed their difficulty in picking a particular technician as employees worked as a team. They believed that everyone deserved to be appreciated. CARSTAR facilities spanning from British Columbia to Florida sent in their submissions.

“For CARSTAR Thunder Bay’s employee of the month, it was an incredibly tough decision,” says Daniel Trevisanutto, Assistant Manager, CARSTAR Thunder Bay. “Without trying to sound like I’m being politically correct, I would nominate any one of my technicians for what they bring to the table as each one has their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses that make our store great. However, Kevin has been with us for over 30 years beginning his career as a lot porter and grown to a point to even push us managers for how we approach our staff and provide input in how we can develop our business. He has a level of loyalty that can’t be taught and a value that can’t be bought.”

“Brett began his career with us at CARSTAR of Lawrence as a young, up and coming technician back in 2004,” says Jeremy Snapp, General Manager, CARSTAR of Lawrence. “He has worked hard and tireless hours, always coming in early and staying late in order to ensure work is completed.  It’s quite difficult to measure the value of an employee who is not only willing to but desires to help the shop as a whole, run smoothly, efficiently and provide a high quality of products for our customers.”

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