At AutoMind, we are proud of our history and where we have come from.

  • 1970

    The Dream is Born

  • 1973

    The Founder's Meet

    At an industry training event, three young autobody apprentices meet, become friends and share their dream of opening an autobody shop of their own: Mr. Tom Jung, Mr. Van Ming Giang, and Mr.Sunny Loh.
  • 1980s

    A Strong Beginning

  • 1981

    A New Idea; A New Kind of Shop

    For 8 years their friendship continues, continually meeting to have fun and share their frustrations about the state of the industry: corners cut, cash deals, poor craftsmanship, etc. With each passing week, their conversations about opening a new kind of shop begin to grow stronger.
  • 1982

    AutoMind's First Shop

    One year later, 255 East 7th Avenue opens its doors for the first time. AutoMind's founders realize their dream, but little did they know that bigger things were to come.
  • 1986

    The Big Move

    As AutoMind's reputation for quality repair and trusted service grew, so did the company. Soon 255 East 7th Avenue was no longer big enough and the company was forced to move. After an exhaustive search spanning the entire city, a new location was finally chosen: 280 East 7th Avenue… just across the street.
  • 1990s

    Rapid Expansion
  • 1991

    AutoMind Adds Shop #2

    With new employees and Partners on board, the company begins to realize even greater success and a series of new shops are opened. The first of these new shops was the Richmond Bridgeport location.
  • 1992

    AutoMind Adds Shop #2

    With new employees and Partners on board, the company begins to realize even greater success and a series of new shops are opened. The first of these new shops was the Richmond Bridgeport location.
  • 1994

    3rd Shop Transforms Sadness into Strength

    In the Fall of 1992, Tom Jung, one of AutoMind's founders passes away. Those left behind will not let his dream falter and AutoMind opens its 3rd shop in Burnaby.
  • 1998

    Flagship Fourth

    Riding on the momentum of having 3 successful AutoMind locations, the company opens its flagship location: Vancouver 10th.
  • 1998

    The AutoMind Brand Begins

    To unify the look-and-feel of all locations, AutoMind set out to create a single brand identity. AutoMind receives its new striking logo and colour scheme in the Fall of 1998.
  • 2000s

    Building a Service-Oriented Company
  • 2004

    First CEO

    AutoMind moves into the 21st Century with a new organized management structure and elects its first CEO, Mr. Paul Tseng, who unifies all 4 shops under one powerful vision: to create a customer-focused, transparent repair process.
  • 2005

    Corporate Headquarters

    AutoMind's Richmond location is moved from Bridgeport to Vulcan Way and becomes AutoMind's new Corporate Headquarters.
  • 2006

    Merger of 7th and 10th Ave

    AutoMind 7th Avenue and AutoMind 10th Avenue merged to create a unified auto repair centre servicing the Vancouver area. The AutoMind Corporate Headquarters relocates to the flagship Vancouver shop. Richmond proceeds to run as an independent AutoMind body shop.
  • 2006

    Lean Transformation

    The AutoMind Group began a new journey in providing a clean, efficient, and friendly environment for the clients and workers alike. Through our transformation, the culture and efficiency of our repair facilities have made us industry-leaders.
  • 2007

    Squamish AutoMind Opens

    AutoMind launches it's "Open Up" concept. AutoMind is committed to gaining our customer's trust through opening up and being transparent.
  • 2008

    AutoMind Launches "Open Up" Branding

    AutoMind launches it's "Open Up" concept. AutoMind is committed to gaining our customer's trust through opening up and being transparent.
  • 2009

    Technological Transformation

    Understanding that the complete customer experience should include education and instant up-to-date information, AutoMind launched a series of online initiatives. Included are a multilingual website, online educational videos on the repair process, online status checking, Facebook page, and a mobile website. These technological tools continue to evolve and grow.
  • 2010s

    Growth And Continuous Improvement
  • 2010

    Abbotsford AutoMind Opens

    Erv's Autobody is acquired and reopens as AutoMind Abbotsford to service the Abbotsford community. Erv's Autobody opened it's doors in 1967 and had been at the same landmark location for 43 years. AutoMind Abbotsford is located off South Fraser Way right across the street from Canadian Tire.
  • 2010

    Centralized Accounting Office Redesign Completed

    With the expansion of the AutoMind Group of shops, the centralized accounting office was redesigned and renovated to provide the most convenient bookkeeping service possible.
  • 2011

    Introducing brand character Otto™

  • 2012

    CNS & RSA Approved

  • 2013

    Launch of Mobile RPM Program

  • 2014

    Face life to provide brand consistency

  • 2015

    Sixth Location - AutoMind Coquitlam

  • 2015

    Car2Go Partnership Program