CSN has announced that CSN Autolab in Calgary, is the latest repair facility to join the network.
CSN Autolab CEO, Ryley Churchill, got his start in the collision repair industry as a detailer fresh out of high school. From there he transitioned into a collision damage analyst position and eventually became the Western Canadian Business Development Manager under another banner.
Curtis Proulx, CSN Autolab’s CTO, had thrived on the shop floor from a young age leading him to take the more technical path in his collision repair career, receiving his Red Seal Journeyman accreditation in 2011.
President & COO Troy Bozarth completes this leadership team as his passion for cool cars, good business, and great friendships has led him to join the collision repair industry after a decade long career in oil and gas as a Geophysicist.
The CSN Autolab partners are not your typical leadership team when it comes to the collision repair industry and that is a point of pride for them. “Curtis and I are industry guys, we have a combined 25 years experience between us but with that said, we’re definitely still the youngest operators in the room at every industry event we attend.” Churchill said.
The groups ascension to ownership is the result of an idea that budded in the spring and they were able to turn what seemed like a long shot into reality with incredible efficiency. Driven to create a path for themselves, these 3 friends took over the building of a long-standing collision repair facility in July, marking their first foray into entrepreneurship.
With two long standing collision industry members at the helm, CSN Autolab has a pedigree of hands-on experience. The wildcard of course is Bozarth, who despite being a car aficionado, does not enter the business with any preconceived notions of what the industry landscape is like. “It makes him extremely valuable to what we’re trying to do, not only because he’s exceptionally intelligent but he also gives us a holistic outsiders’ point of view.” Churchill said. “I don’t need to know the technical side of things as much, I leave that to Curtis, but I always approach business in the right way and add value by identifying opportunities that maybe some long-time industry members might overlook.” Bozarth said.
CSN Autolab was activated as an official CSN Collision Centre on September 21st.