Canyon Meadows Auto Service is a family business jointly owned by father-son team Clarence Stronge and Chad Stronge. Clarence Stronge was born in Regina and has always been a car guy. At age 15, he helped fix cars at several gas stations. At 16, he repaired his father's manual transmission in the backyard.
Clarence moved to Alberta when he was 21 and started his automotive apprenticeship. He received his license in 1974 and opened his own shop in 1977 at an old, small gas station in Mount Royal with repair bays.
Clarence’s son, Chad, was born in Calgary and also loved cars from a young age. As soon as he was able to talk he began recognizing different cars by their makes and models. He began his apprenticeship with his dad in 1995 and worked at dealerships for a few years before venturing with his dad to run a shop together.
In 2005, Clarence and Chad moved his dad’s shop to Canyon Meadows, where it became known as Canyon Meadows Auto Service. Here, they continue to offer the community excellent service and repairs.
Canyon Meadows Auto Service received certification from AMA as an approved auto repair facility. A strict approval process is followed to ensure that only top quality auto repair shops qualify for this certification. A large scale satisfaction survey was done with our existing customer base during the application process and we received a 100% satisfaction rating. As per AMA, this is the first time a shop received a 100% grade, an attribute we are very proud of and will continue to make sure all of our customers are as happy with our quality and service as possible.
From the day the shop opened in 1977 it has been run by an honest and upbeat group of individuals who take their positions very seriously. Canyon Meadows always looks out for its customers’ best interest. The shop guarantees the highest quality workmanship at great prices.
Canyon Meadows Auto Service is very active in the community since the community has been vital to the business over the years. In June, Chad will be participating in the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 220 km bike ride fundraiser, and the shop donates to St. Catherine’s Elementary School for their annual fundraiser as well as many other charities.
Chad has lived in Calgary all his life. A lifelong gearhead, Chad was able to point out different makes of cars as soon as he was old enough to talk. Chad has been in the auto industry since 1995 and has worked in all different types of service shops with extensive factory training. He is married with 3 children, and is always furthering his automotive industry education from a technical or business standpoint. Chad is a huge outdoor enthusiast, and a big proponent of Meditation and Yoga.
Clarence was born in small town Saskatchewan and was raised in Regina. Always an automotive enthusiast, he repaired his father's manual transmission in the backyard when he was 15 years old. After spending some time in University Clarence realized that fixing cars was going to be his calling. He has owned different repair shops since 1977.
Clarence is married with 2 grown children. He enjoys softball and curling in his downtime.
A native Calgarian, Mark has worked at Canyon Meadows Auto since March 2013. Mark is married and has 2 grown sons. Mark has extensive experience in the auto industry having been working on cars since the mid 1970's. Mark knows all makes from a Ferrari to a Ford like the back of his hand.
He still owns the first car he ever had that he got when he was 15 years old, and restored it completely to win multiple "Best in Show" awards among other awards at the World of Wheels. Mark also loves riding horses and hockey.
Originally from Calgary, Brent started working on cars at the young age of 13 years. He always knew exactly what he wanted to do with his lifelong passion for cars. Brent went professional with his career right out of high school and worked very hard to earn his Interprovincial Red Seal Certification soon after. At the end of his education he won the deans award for top marks in his class and went on to compete provincially in technical competitions with Automotive Service Technicians across the province and won gold. After that he went on to compete nationally and ranked very high. Brent is an industry leading automotive electrical specialist. In his spare time Brent plays the guitar, likes the outdoors, and spending time with family.
Trevor has been with us at Canyon Meadows Auto since October 2017. Trevor is our in house "Tech support" specialist. He has a keen knack for fixing computer and network problems. Trevor is an automotive electronics specialist. He is also a big fan of performing brake and suspension repairs, and automotive maintenance services. Trevor is level GENIUS at puzzles, and other brain games.
Karma was born and raised in Calgary. With no previous experience in the auto industry, Karma was recommended to us by multiple AMA drivers, and came in to have her 2 cars repaired. After getting to know each other a little she began working with us! She has been enjoying working with our awesome customer base and learning new things about the Auto Industry every day. Karmas favorite aspects of the auto industry is seeing the benefits of regular maintenance and the dynamics of steering and suspension systems. In her spare time Karma is an expert gardener and loves quality time with her family.
Canyon Meadows Auto Service in Calgary, Alberta is an AMVIC (Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council) Licensed Facility
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In June, Chad participated the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 220 km bike ride to raise funds for cancer support and research.
Canyon Meadows Auto Service donates over $1200 in cash, supplies, and repairs to flood victims.