My staff are well trained in truck and fleet repairs and painting.  Cristian has worked beside me for a long time and is involved in many aspects of the business.  He works closely with the apprentices and work experience students.  

We believe in bringing young apprentices into the trade.  We work with the schools to bring in the work experience students.


Staff from left to right:

Chris (Benny) Bennett - Owner; body and paint

Cristian (Church) Barath - Body and paint

Riley Knowles - newest ITA apprentice

Al Hopkins - - Specialty body-man

Not shown:

Shannon Leedham - Office Manager

Many thanks to our sub-trades as well.

To All Customers

After spending several years in collision and restoration shops and painting commercial vehicles on weekends, I decided it was time to do my own thing. I started Auto-Com Refinishing in February 1986 when I was 27 years old. 

I started by winning a bid on applying striping to BC Ambulances and this contract lasted for many years.  Soon after that came Canada Post, Ocean Cement and Butler Brothers. We designed the current stripe design for Butler Brothers and with this came many other fleets wanting their trucks coloured up.  

As time went on,  we started doing business with most fleets in Victoria and Gulf Islands and even some up island. We are a heavy equipment vendor for ICBC and private insurance.

P&R Truck Centre has been a valued customer for many years. My relationship with P&R goes back 28 years; with the original owner and continue doing a continued business with the new owner.  We have worked with all other truck repair facilities as well.

Me and my guys look forward to serving past, current and future customers.

Thanks for looking!

Chris (Benny) Bennett

Our Team


Commercial Vehicle Body & Paint

Auto-Com Refinishing