Business Profile: Speedy Collision
We have some new owners in Airdrie! Mike and Cathy Nichol are the proud new owners of Speedy Collision, located in Kingsview Business Park. The business first opened its doors in 2011 and quickly expanded to the new location after a busy hail season in 2014. Mike and Cathy took over, in late 2018, and are excited to continue the businesses growth here in Airdrie.
Mike and Cathy are no strangers to entrepreneurship. They also own a collision shop in Calgary called All Nicks Collision, which they have operated since 2006. What they enjoy most about operating a business in Airdrie is the “vibe”, which they feel is quite different from operating in the big city. They can’t wait to get involved in the community and to learn more about how they can support Airdrie.
Mike is a certified Red Seal Journeyman with over 20 years of experience. He was the top apprentice in Alberta for refinishing and is the only person to win the Deans Award from SAIT in both collision and refinishing.
He stresses the fact that everyone at Speedy Collision strives to treat customers as though they are part of their extended family. They go out of their way to make sure customers have a great experience. That’s the most important thing to them!
Quick Q&A with Speedy Collision
What products/service do you offer?
We offer full collision repair and refinishing services, as well as custom paintwork and detailing.
What are your growth plans?
We hope to grow in Airdrie! Our plan is to double our staff and sales in the near future.
What is your favourite thing about owning a business?
The risk! The fact that when you open your own small business you are putting everything on the line. Especially when you have a family to think about. It makes you care! You want to succeed! It means you have to take care of your customers to give them the best experience possible.
Do you own other businesses?
Yes! We also own a collision shop in Calgary. All Nicks Collision which we opened in 2006.
What is the biggest challenge or opportunity you face as a business owner?
The fact is that most customers usually don’t want to come and see us as a collision repair facility. It means they have been involved in an accident and that can be a very scary and stressful situation. I feel like our job is to make the procedure of repairing their vehicles as stress free as possible.
One fun fact about your business?
As part of the Speedy Collision family, all of our work is guaranteed across Canada! A lifetime warranty on all of our collision repair work.