Testimonials

We have been a proud member of the ARA for over 20 years. We value the communication and integrity of this great association. It serves as a source of support for independent business owners province wide.

Bobby Milacic
Manager, Marks Auto Body Ltd.

We have been an active member of the ARA since 1989. We feel strongly that we receive great value for our membership fee,  as well as the security and knowledge that is shared by all members, big and small.  The networking is invaluable.  We have been able to work with other body shops to help solve common problems.  The bonds that are created help to keep members in the loop with information and trends within our industry in B.C.

Our savings on just the Merchant Services alone virtually covers the cost of our ARA monthly membership fees.  There are many different programs members can access, which are designed to help save precious overhead dollars. I look forward to many more years of working with the ARA.

Chris Barker
President of CB’s AutoTech Collision &AutoBody Repair Centre Ltd.
Victoria, B.C.

I just had my [UniFirst] account reviewed, and I was paying about $90 a week for uniforms, rags, mats and other needs. The new price as an ARA member will be around $50 a week, which is a pretty good saving. My driver assures me that this is one of the best rates of any national account. So, thanks to the ARA, I can save $2000 a year.

Scott Waddle
Owner, Precision Auto Service Ltd.
Langley, B.C.

As a small business owner I believe the ARA is an integral part of our overall business strategy.  We believe in providing quality products installed by professionals, and delivering a superior level of service.  As a member of the ARA I believe we benefit from the Association by interacting with likeminded individuals who share in making our industry something we can take pride in.

We believe strongly that the ARA is an advocate for our best interests – and we would not be comfortable receiving the benefits they bring without being a member.

It has been my own personal experience over the past year that the Executive Team and President Ken McCormack are working in an intelligent, focused and strategic manner that will produce results – affording our industry stability and success in both the short and long term.  I see a renewed focus on value added services, products, and representation that cements our decision to be part of the ARA.

I would welcome any inquires from those considering membership, and congratulate and thank all current members.

John Goldsmith
Glass Doctor, North Vancouver