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Wow! It’s been a while!

Time flies when you’re working hard and trying to put out work that your proud of! Thought i’d take a little bit of time to update you guys on some stuff. Business has been better than ever and were thankful for our great customers for that! We’ve purchased bigger and better equipment and taken on projects we never would have years back!

As for my personal projects such as the track car eclipse and my daily Mini Cooper. They stay mainly the same because we have been so busy running the shop! I hope for this to change soon as we have grown into hiring another individual to work at Brightside to increase our throughput and get those turnaround times down.

Here’s to a great first half of 2015 and hoping that the second half is just as great which I’m confident it will be. We have now been in business for 8 years (Wow thats sometimes hard to believe) and we are where we are because of our dedication to putting out work at high quality that we’re proud of and all our customer referrals.

We’ve Moved!

Well a while ago but I thought I’d make a post about it….

As of July 1st this past summer Brightside moved into its new home at 186 Bartley Dr Unit, Toronto. Its a little smaller in sq ft but were now where the customers are and that right in Toronto so guys form the North, West and East no longer have the far trek to Whitby!

Man was moving tough. Cleaning house and getting rid of what is really not worth bringing along. Amazing what we were able to collecte in 3.5yrs at our Whitby location.

Took us a month to get back to 100% operational in our new location and don’t look forward to do that again soon anytime…..

So all those West End guys that were scared or turned off by the thought of driving to Whitby were listened and are now 5mins off the DVP at Eglinton!

 

 

Welcome Everyone!

So my first post, what to write…….. Guess will start with some background of what Brightside is and what i hope to post in this blog in the future. Brightside started out 5yrs ago now in my home garage where almost all my tinkering happened (sometimes it even spilled out onto the driveway). This blog will be exactly that, posting the projects were tinkering with, trying out, experimenting and the projects we take on as a business and personally. You’ll find I jump around a bit in the projects as I’m always juggling time, commitments and deadlines for customers, family and events that come up throughout the year so unfortunately not many of the projects I write will show completion from beginning to end. This is especially true for personal projects because as the business goes the customer always comes first and therefore you’ll see that customer’s projects go through the doors quickly but the personal projects tend to linger.

 

Nothing is more famous for this than the never ending project of my 1993 Eagle Talon TSI AWD that is going on 5yrs since it last left my driveway……. A lot has happened in those 5yrs though, I finished my engineering degree, got a job as a design engineer, started Brightside and progressed to what Brightside is today at 701 Brock St North! I’m very proud of all  those achievements but unfortunately the car hobby got left behind…… The passion is still there and that is the reason the car is still with me and not going any where! I’ll make a separate post about the talon and give some background of that car and my daily so look forward that to soon.

 

That’s the end of my first blog post! I’m soo proud about myself! Hope you guys stick around and check out all the cool things Brightside will be up to in the near future!