What we do
It’s more than just “paint and polish”
Most of us spend a lot of time in our cars, and in some ways our cars are an extension of “home”
Remember when you first bought your vehicle it was most likely clean and shiny with a newness smell? Then life happens putting wear and tear on the inside and outside of your vehicle. Perhaps you came too close to a curb, or your vehicle was dinged by a shopping cart, or you may have thought a snow bank was a bit further away or softer than it actually was. Now when you wash your car you may see broken plastic, scrapes, door dents, and banged up wheels.
Stop in to speak with one of our estimators for a free estimate.
Recon Express was co-founded by Vern Day and Gary Tumblin. Together they bring 50+ years of industry experience. Here’s how it all began…
Vern’s career in the automotive refinishing industry started with trade school. He quickly gained recognition from employers as being a highly qualified and knowledgeable employee in his field. In his 12 years in the auto body industry he acquired skills in and outside his employment. During this time he learned and performed windshield repair, collision repair, estimating, refinishing, and customer service. In 2002 his career took a shift. Vern joined forces with an USA company, Dent Wizard, where he was trained in PDR repair. Vern quickly became a Master 5 Star technician and was given the responsibility to expand operations into NB and excelled. Wanting to be his own boss in 2006 Hail Damage Solutions was born and was very successful which allowed him to retire in 2014. Not being able to sit still, Vern and Gary pursued their passion of wanting to build a SMART repair company and Recon Express was born.
Gary’s career has always been in customer service. His first twenty years was in the business forms industry where success was primarily measured by customer satisfaction. Finding his passion in the automotive service industry came in 2000, Gary built the first SMART repair centre in Atlantic Canada and later managed Canadian operations for a large USA PDR company. This is where he met Vern and the two always knew they could build an all Canadian SMART repair operation focusing on customer service and satisfaction. Gary is also one of the founders and part owner of Dented which is the leader in hail catastrophe repair business in Canada.