Foundation of the company under the name Raymond Auto Body. During the day, André Raymond works at the dealer John Gravel. In the evening, he carries out repair and paint in the his father’s garage, located at 255 Ostiguy Chambly. Bedondaine and Bedon Rond, brewery and beer museum now occupy the space. The body man always said that beer clear the dust they had in the throat!
André Raymond began his business in the garage of his father’s house, located at 255 Ostiguy. Left: surely members of the family of André in the garden.
André Raymond and Jacqueline Raymond in 1960
First construction, at 261, Ostiguy, Chambly. Jacqueline Raymond (wife) joined the team. Raymond’s family lived over the garage. At that time, Raymond Auto Body did a lot of subcontracting for Chambly dealers who do did have a body shop.
Jacqueline and Andrew live in an apartment over Raymond Auto Body.
Acquisition of the first frame machines. Since very few garage had frame machine in Québec, the stock car driver André Cabana, No. 5 came for repairs on his vehicle.
Change of name to Carrosserie d’automobile André Raymond inc.
The floor of the apartments above the shop is burned to the ground.
François Raymond, son, joined the team.
At that time, the color brown was hot! We can see up the fleet of towings.
Below you can see some of the first repaired done on a Subaru.
Inovation in advertising. People still talk about it.
The slogan of the company is found: “Where we meet by accident!”
André at work.
Nancy Raymond, daughter, joined the team.
New modern workshop.
Relocation of the company at 300, boul. Richelieu, route 112 , Richelieu. The premises are equipped with a paint shop (down draft) with bake, an area of preparation (prep station) and an second paint shop (cross draft).
CAA Quebec awards the distinction 5 stars for customer satisfaction.
Creating a department of sales of used vehicles.
Purchase of adjacent land.
5 stars Distinction by CAA.
Joining the group Napa Autocare
Obtaining a recycler’s license.
February: launch of the website SubaruCAR.net Version 1.
Creating SubaruCAR.net. Sale of the first Subaru. The first 10 Subaru vehicles will be rebuilt VGA, from United States.
Thereafter, we will only sell lease returns or purchases from individuals.
5 stars Distinction by CAA.
Opening of the Subaru specialist mechanical and service department.
Opening of Estheti-CAR.net for reconditioning vehicles
Opening a specialized workshop of Subaru remanufactured engines.
All technicians bay are equipped with computers with access to work orders, history off your vehicle and Subaru technical bulletin.
New logo and colors.
New website (version 3)
This information is for guidance, to the best of our knowledge when writing. They can change at any time and do not bind the company or its representatives.
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