Ivan Pecuh, founder of Ivan’s Auto Body & Glass Ltd started his apprenticeship in collision repair and refinishing in a European Fiat dealership. This is where he learned the fine art of auto body repair. Under the guidance of skilled European craftsmen, he quickly became the dealership’s top technician. Ivan along with his wife Bozana immigrated to Canada in 1977 with nothing but a couple of suitcases and dreams of starting a family and a better life. A vision and determination helped him move from being a painter in a busy Winnipeg auto body shop to obtaining his very first business under his own name.
Ivan’s Auto Body & Glass Ltd was established in January 1984. We started from humble beginnings in a small 2000 square foot shop down a gravel road in Winnipeg’s West Kildonan neighbourhood.
Long hours, help from a few close friends, and determination helped the shop grow gradually over the years. The body shop now operates out of a clean modern facility with over 10,000 square feet of space.
Ivan’s Auto Body & Glass Ltd was known for the immaculate restoration of countless numbers of vintage, antique and show quality cars. As the years have changed so has the scope of the work. Our company has been solely built on a solid business partnership with Manitoba Public Insurance and the customers we have had the pleasure of helping over the years.
Ivan has now been able to learn to relax much more. He earned himself the ability to take more time off, to pursue other interests and travel. After well over 45 years in the auto body profession he still maintains an active role as an advisor to Ivan’s Auto Body & Glass Ltd.