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About Us

Our Shop

Bear’s Collision Center is a licensed Auto Body Shop capable of servicing all makes and models.  We also offer customer pick-up and drop-off service within the Ottawa area.  With our well-equipped facility and safe secure indoor environment for your vehicle, we provide the type of quality service that our customers have come to expect.

We do a variety of services:

  • Collision Repair
  • Insurance claims
  • Rust Repair
  • Full Restorations
  • Custom paint Jobs
  • Custom Fabrication
  • Install custom parts
  • Install Decals
  • Wet sand and Polish
  • Paint Metal doors and trims

And more…..

Our Team

Experience You Can Count On

Barry Cockrill

Barry, originally from the East Coast, moved with his family to the Ottawa area during his high school years.  He was raised in a military lifestyle as his father was in the armed forces and was posted on various military bases both in Canada and abroad.  When his father retired from the military in the early 1980’s the family moved to Ottawa for work in the private sector.  Barry decided Ottawa was his place to call home. When his family moved back home to Nova Scotia after Barry finished high school, Barry stayed on in Ottawa and attended Algonquin College graduating in 1988 with his Auto Body Collision Damage Repairer Certificate and Auto Body Advanced course.

Barry worked for a dealership as an auto body technician and quickly moved up the ranks to a supervisory position, however his entrepreneurial spirit and love of cars inspired him to open Bear’s Collision Centre in 1990.  Barry is known to friends and family as Bear and is what inspired the name; Bear’s Collision Centre.

Barry inherited his love and passion for cars from his father and grandfather, in fact Barry has fully restored the 1969 AMC Javelin aka “JIMMY” that is pictured on our home page.  The Javelin was purchased  new by his grandfather and was passed down to his father before Barry, with Barry’s son next in line to proudly take ownership.

Barry is never at rest and is hands on with all customers from quotation to final delivery.  He strives to make it a simple process and put the customer at ease.  He clearly explains in detail what has happened to their car, what needs to be done and upon delivery shows customers pictures of what was done so that they leave confident knowing what was done to their car and why.  Barry has been dealing with insurance companies on behalf of our customers since 1990 which takes the stress out of the claims process for our customers.

The best part of dealing with a family owned business is the relationships that are built.  You know you are doing something right when you don’t advertise but rather all of you work comes from repeat customers, second generation customers and referrals.

Taking care of our customers is our priority, building relationships with them is our pleasure!