CARSTAR Calgary Sunridge now a Toyota Certified Collision Centre


CARSTAR Calgary Sunridge now a Toyota Certified Collision Centre

Hamilton, ON – August 22, 2012 – CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres are proud to announce that CARSTAR Calgary Sunridge, located at 2601 – 29th Street NE in Calgary, Alberta, is now a Toyota Certified Collision Centre as presented by Stampede Toyota.

The Toyota Certified Collision Centre program recognizes affiliated collision centres, their staff, managers, customer service personnel and technicians as being able to serve their customers at the level expected by Toyota owners.

The Toyota Certified Collision Centre program is similar to the Toyota Production process used currently in Toyota factories. Based on the philosophy of continuous improvement, the program continually monitors the facilities equipment, work process, the technician’s skills and customer satisfaction. This, in turn, translates to a guaranteed quality repair and a high level of customer service.

“We are very proud to have CARSTAR Calgary Sunridge selected as a Toyota Certified Collision Centre,” said Sam Mercanti, President and CEO of CARSTAR Automotive Canada. “Through the selection process, CARSTAR Calgary Sunridge had to demonstrate the highest standard of excellence through a commitment to professionalism, quality repair, and customer satisfaction. We are proud of their continued drive to be best in class.” 

The CMD Group, consisting of Chris Stathonikos, Matthew Stathonikos and Dave Stretz, purchased CARSTAR Calgary Sunridge in May of 2007.  In addition to the CARSTAR Calgary Sunridge location, the group also serves the vast Calgary market with three additional stores including CARSTAR Calgary Inglewood, CARSTAR Calgary Downtown and CARSTAR Calgary East Lake.

In March 2012, CMD began to convert CARSTAR Calgary Sunridge to a full Process Centred Environment (PCE) shop with the help of Akzo Nobel. The CMD Group is known throughout the CARSTAR family for their ambition, forward thinking and extreme commitment to the CARSTAR brand.

“We would like to thank Stampede Toyota and Toyota Canada for granting us the certification as a Toyota Certified Collision Center,” said Matthew Stathonikos, CARSTAR CMD Group co-owner. “We look forward to serving the Calgary market with this new certification and upholding the standards set by Toyota Canada.”