Quality Products,
Trusted Service

We are committed to offering our customers an unrivalled selection of industry-leading products and exceptional service

Canada's Leading Autobody Repair and Industrial Supplier

Color Compass is proudly Canadian. With over 250 specialists in 14 locations, we specialize in automotive refinishing and repair supplies. Based in Western Canada, we have a nationwide presence. Our operations are tailored to each region’s demands, meaning we can provide the best possible service to customers in every area we serve.

Established in 1984, Color Compass not only provides collison repair supplies from industry-leading brands but also specializes in industrial services and equipment. Proudly supplying Canada’s industries. 

Our company has been built on a foundation of trust and respect, and we continue to grow by investing in our team, customers, and communities. By fostering these relationships, our goal is to be your one-stop shop for all your automotive and industrial refinishing needs.

 

Our Process

Our team will strive to understand your business-specific needs and objectives, providing exceptional service and the products you need. Our focus on customer service means we’ll work with you to ensure that our solutions fit your specific business requirements.

We understand that not everyone has the same knowledge about our products and services, and we aim to make your experience as seamless and straightforward as possible. We’re here to help with any of your autobody shop’s needs.

 

Shop Design & Layout

Whether you are updating, re-tooling or remodelling, Color Compass has all the equipment and know-how to help improve the productivity and efficiency of your Autobody Shop or Collision Repair facility.

Key Performance Tracking

Our expertise in material usage analysis ensures your business operates at maximum efficiency. We’ll help you compare local and national benchmarks, identifying growth areas for shop optimization so that the materials spent are invested wisely!

Training

Our goal is to provide the best training possible to the collision repair industry. With comprehensive welding training using the latest equipment or business management courses, we strive to help your shop thrive.
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Company History

In 1984, Color Compass was founded with the acquisition of both White & Peters and Mutual Warehouse in British Columbia. With an eye on expansion and growth across Western Canada, they moved into Alberta when acquiring Carlson Body Shop Supply. Our acquisitions led to the birth of PBE Distributors, which we operate under today. Color Compass and PBE Distributors continued growing into Manitoba while strengthening British Columbia and Alberta operations. Although the collision repair industry has changed immensely over the years, we remain committed to providing excellent customer service. Through the years, the Color Compass Corporation has grown to a team of over 250 dedicated staff operating within 14 locations throughout Canada.

Mission

“Color Compass leads the automotive refinish and specialty market distribution industries by providing sustainable and profitable business solutions based on innovative products and tailor-made services. We foster continuous improvement by creating a culture of caring for our people, our suppliers, and our customers.”

Community Involvement

Color Compass is committed to giving back and investing in the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with many local and national charities in the health and education sectors. 

  • The Christmas Bureau of Edmonton
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • Cancer Care Manitoba
  • Cystic Fibrosis Canada
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
  • Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids
  • Edmonton Food Bank
  • Love My Mind Saskatoon
  • Mobile Crisis Services, Regina
  • Salvation Army
  • and Many More! 
 

Wesco Family

Wesco is a leading autobody supply distributor for collision repair and industrial markets across the Western United States. Color Compass joined the Wesco family of companies in 2018, bringing their decades of experience to the table. Together, we offer our customers an unrivalled selection of industry-leading products and exceptional service.

President’s Message

Welcome, and thank you for choosing Color Compass Corporation.

A bit about our great organization; Color Compass Corporation is the largest independent Automotive Refinishes and related Auto Body Supplies and Equipment Distributor in Canada. We are also a national distributor and technical expertise in preparation and refinishing coatings in the Industrial market.

The company’s growth celebrates innovation, opportunity, and acquisition. Through the years, Color Compass Corporation has grown to include branches in multiple locations across Canada with a team of hardworking and dedicated staff. I am continually amazed to see our employees grow, providing proactive solutions to our excellent and diverse customers. In addition, we are proud to offer our customers a range of genuinely exceptional suppliers that provide the best products, equipment and technical support on the market.

We are fortunate to share a friendly and professional environment here at Color Compass Corporation with a dedicated, highly skilled workforce. Our team is built on a solid foundation of mutual respect, which enables us to deliver solutions to customers across Canada. Our team is dynamic and enthusiastic, and we know you will enjoy your experience with us!

Once again, thank you!


G. D. (Gord) Milford