Dickson & Fraser Auto Repair is a family owned vehicle repair shop located in Duncan, BC providing full automotive and collision repair services in the Cowichan Valley since 1957.
George Dickson and Frank Fraser were both mechanics at the Grey Motor Company, where Griffiths Plumbing is located today. When the time came for the Grey Motor Company to shut its doors, George and Frank decided to pool their money together, purchase the assets of their employer and go into business for themselves. August 1st 1957, Dickson & Fraser Auto Repair was born. They built up a successful business together at that location and moved to James street in 1963, and in 1978 Frank bought out George and built a new facility at our current location 5237 Polkey Rd.
It was also at this time that Dickson and Fraser became a Renault Canada dealership (remember the Le Car?) which they held until 1986.
1978 also marks the year that a young Ben Marrs started his apprenticeship at Dickson & Fraser. Ben later went on to purchase Dickson & Fraser in 1990.
Ben felt it was time to retire after spending his entire working career at Dickson and Fraser and decided to sell to Ryan and Marnie Isherwood in 2016.
As a customer himself, Ryan was drawn to the business by the superb service and fair prices which we strive to retain today. This is the foundation the shop was built on and something that will not change.
New owners, Ryan & Marnie pictured above on their first day at the new shop believe strongly in community spirit and giving back to the community that we owe our success to. We love supporting our community!
We support many Cowichan Valley Community initiatives and sports teams such as: