Meet our reliable team.
We’re so proud of our amazing staff. Our team works hard to deliver high-quality auto body repair to hundreds of Comox Valley residents every year. We have a total of 14 employees, which include experienced, professional office staff, collision repair technicians, refinishing technicians, detailers, and parts managers. We’re almost always training an apprentice or two, and every March through June, we have a work-experience student from Comox Valley Schools’ Trade Sampler program.
We hire people who have a great attitude and take pride in bringing their A-game every day. This makes for a strong team-based, excellence-focused environment where the customer comes first. (And let’s face it, it’s also just more fun to work with this kind of people.)
General Manager and Owner
Curt is originally from Powell River BC and relocated to the Valley at an early age to play hockey for the Glacier Kings organization. Curt has stayed involved with hockey, playing himself in the local men’s commercial league and coaching his sons and many minor hockey teams throughout the years!
During the summers he, his wife Amber and their kids enjoy camping in the many beautiful spots around Vancouver island!
Mike is a born and raised Comox Valley boy. His passion for cars started at an early age building and working on vehicles with his Dad. Mike is very community oriented and has been a part of Comox Valley Rotary for many years.
When not at the shop Mike is most likely spending time at his beloved cabin on Village Bay lake, Quadra island.
Front Office Staff
Parts Manager, Estimator
When Allison joined CSN-Reliable over three years ago, it was her first foray into the collision repair industry and she has made quite the mark and has become an indispensable asset to our team in the many hats she wears.
Her advice for keeping automotive repair bills down? Deal with small problems before they become big ones.
As a long-time member of the Comox Valley, Allison knows many of the valley’s hidden gems—secret spots out in nature and which food trucks are the best.
Accounting, Administration Lead
You can find Karl’s smiling face behind the counter in our front office. Although Karl has been in the valley for over 37 years, he has been with the CSN-Reliable team for over three years. This also marks his entry into the auto body industry.
An avid hockey player, and a long-time member of the Comox Valley, Karl has plumbed the depths of the many local secrets. (Tubing anyone?)
Karl’s advice for keeping your vehicle happy is to keep up on your routine maintenance.
Shop & Production Staff
Lead Collision Repair Technician, Red Seal Journeyman
Brian started his career in the autobody industry just prior to joining the CSN-Reliable team though the majority of his career has been spent here—18 years—and we’re grateful for that—Bryan is a highly-skilled and invaluable member of our team.
When he’s not working, you can find Bryan spending time with friends and family, exploring the lakes, mountains and most anything outdoors, or, enjoying a cold pint at Church Street Taphouse.
Collision Repair Technician
By Comox Valley standards, Carl is a little bit new to the valley and by extension, CSN-Reliable, but he’s no stranger to the collision repair industry with over 30 years as a collision repair tech under his belt. We’re happy that he’s brought his vast experience to our team.
Carl spends a lot of his free time at the beach and exploring. Being new to the area, he has lots to explore, but he’s found two of the Comox Valley’s staples—The Early Bird Cafe and Butcher’s Block.
Collision Repair Technician, Red Seal Journeyman
With ten years under his belt—7 at CSN-Reliable—Kyle is a mastery-level Collision Repair Tech.
Filling his time with new projects, riding bikes and taking in the amazing Comox Vallery are just a few of the things Kyle likes to do in his spare time.
“Life is short, drive something you love.”
Collision Repair Technician, Red Seal Journeyman
Kyle is our newest red seal ticketed journeyman. He is originally from Campbell River but moved his family from the lower mainland to join the crew at CSN reliable.
Kyle has a passion for music and is also a very talented DJ. In his downtime, Kyle loves exploring this Valley with his wife and son.
Spencer has recently joined the guys in autobody repair and is a great addition to the team. He is brand new to the Comox Valley and has worked in the industry for 2 years.
He is and avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying many activities including hiking, biking, quading and gold panning.
Lead Paint Refinishing Technician, Red Seal Journeyman
Darren joined the CSN-Reliable team over five years ago but he’s not a stranger to the industry, having begun his career in the 90s.
In his spare time, Darren has a variety of hobbies, from getting his spice on at Manvirros, walking the dog, hitting the ice and playing hockey, working in his shop or riding the trails in Cumberland.
Paint Refinishing Technician, Red Seal Journeyman
Kirk began his automotive refinishing career at CSN-Reliable over five years ago. He’s a magician with a paint gun—a true natural.
When he’s not busy making our client’s vehicles shine like new, Kirk has a variety of hobbies which include disc golf and playing guitar.
Galen is one of our newer employees and is a great addition to our paint department. He has lived in the Valley for 15 years and worked in the industry for 7.
Things that keep Galen busy are making music, eating at his favourite Japanese restaurant Seh-mi and kayaking around the Comox Valley.
Paint Refinishing Technician, Red Seal Journeyman, Detailer
Rich is a rockstar when it comes to automotive repair. He’s a 36+ year veteran, and we are thrilled that he’s spent over 33 of those years with us. His experience in this field is invaluable and makes him a true asset to both our paint and detail departments.
When not busy at the shop, you can find Rich on the water at Comox Lake or smoking a roast in his smoker.
Lead Repair Planner and Estimator
Although Simone is a recently new addition to our team, she is no stranger to the industry. As our Lead Repair Planner, Simone ensures our shop runs smoothly.
As a Comox Valley lifer, born and raised in the valley, Simone takes advantage of the splendor in which we live and you can often find her mountain biking, hiking, and diving with friends and family.
Our 9,500-square-foot facility helps us do auto body right
With an investment in state-of-the-art equipment, professionally trained technicians and friendly staff, we strive to make your collision repair experience as hassle-free as possible, and we’ve got the facility to back it up. CSN Reliable Autobody is the largest collision repair facility in the Comox Valley, and you can take advantage of our many amenities, which include:
- Full aluminum vehicle repairs
- Low VOC Waterborne Paint
(more environmentally friendly than solvent-based products)
- Resistance Spot Welder
(produces original equipment manufacturer spot welds when replacing panels)
- Comprehensive collision repair facility
- Sheet metal repair
- Two frame machines for full-frame and unibody repair
- Three vehicle hoists
- Two AFC downdraft paint booths utilizing OEM colour-matching system
- Clean, modern office