Our Story

Kavia Auto Body was started in Africa 45 years ago by Mr. Lalji Kavia who specialized in automotive services. The Kavia family then moved to Europe where they gained experience in innovative technologies at the time ( such as using base coat clear coat). In 1983, Kavia Auto Body moved to Canada and set up home in Saskatoon in a small facility on 11th street. In 1986, Kavia Auto Body moved again to a larger facility on Avenue B North. At this location, the specialization shifted from a major focus on auto body restoration services to collision repair. In 2007, Kavia moved to a grand space in downtown Saskatoon on 1st Avenue North.

Kavia Auto Body is proud to be serving people all over Saskatchewan for over 30 years. We gained a reputation for excellence and quality in both imported and domestic vehicles. Our staff consists of highly trained professionals who have credentials and the background to be considered leaders in the auto body technician industry. We are approved and recommended by several top dealers in Saskatoon.

Our primary services include aiding our customers entirely through the collision repair process. This encompasses everything from body work and refinishing to windshield repair and replacement. It is our main goal to provide quality green service in all our processes with the utmost professionalism and customer service. The result of these efforts and services is restoring our customer's vehicle to pre-accident condition (or better).

KAVIA AUTO BODY is ProFirst recognized by Honda Canada for Honda and Acura vehicles. Our technicians are specially trained and have access to Honda specific repair information as well as access to the latest tools and a clean and safe facility. You can rest easy knowing your Honda or Acura will be fixed properly with the high standards we have put in place.

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KAVIA AUTO BODY is proud to have reached the top ranks in quality control with I-CAR Gold Class. The Gold Class designation lets you know a collision repair shop has trained technicians who know how to repair your vehicle properly. Approximately 10% of collision repair shops currently complete the rigorous training requirements needed to meet the Gold Class standard.

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Gold Class I-CAR

KAVIA AUTO BODY is now recognized by FCA Canada as Mopar Certified Collision Repair Facility for Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram and has been officially certified by Certified Collision Care. In achieving this, Kavia Auto Body is now an integral part of the most advanced and efficient collision repair network in the world ensuring the proper and safe repair of todays new generation of advanced vehicles.

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Our Facility
Our Corporate and Social Responsibility

Kelsey Program

In the past, Kavia Auto Body has teamed with the Kelsey Auto Body Technician Program to help aid the students in their education. This has included touring the students in our facility, aiding in the curriculum, loaning tools, and a student placement program.

Equal Employment Opportunities & A diverse Workforce

Kavia Auto Body is committed to creating a positive workforce. This includes equal opportunities and a workforce that physically resembles our community, which is in fact diverse. To be truly committed to our community is to have a workplace that resembles our community. We have worked with Kelsey's Auto technician Aboriginal Placement Program and currently have one of their past students in our paint department. Furthermore, we have worked with Province of Saskatchewan and the Special Needs Program Unit and hired a mentally challenged person who helped us with our day-to-day cleaning our facility. Therefore, we view our workplace diversity as an asset and believe that it enhances workplace effectiveness.

Community Involvement

Kavia Auto Body believes in giving back to the community it serves. We also work with the following organizations:

  • Partnered with local high school arranging day trips to our facility
  • Support hands-on learning and understanding of management by working with Edwards School of Business students in their fourth years on their experiential learning projected
  • Care & Share program - Partnered with Princess Alexander School
  • Soccer Centre - there is a field named Kavia Auto Body Field
  • Work with Hands on Ministries
  • Girl Guides
Affiliations and Certificates

AMI - Automotive Management Institute 

  • MVP Green belt training
  • Bodyshop production management module 3
  • MVP Production & cycle time
  • Cycle time management
  • SMART cycle time II
  • SMART damage analysis 



  • 2K HS System
  • Painter Certification Program
  • Authorized Repairer
  • Aquabase Plus Eye for Color


ARI Damage Management Partner 

  • Member of ARI Damage Management Partner network



  • Certificate of Approval



  • Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers Member



  • Phase 1 - UMPS Training
  • Appraisal policies and procedures



  • Certified welding facility
  • Electronics for collision repair course
  • Glass replacement
  • Advanced vehicle systems (AVS)



  • Painter certification for Mercedes Benz vehicles


Smart Management Seminars 

  • SMART Cycle time 2 - A LEAN approach 



  • Body Management Series 
  • Production management - maximizing shop flow 
  • MVP leading change 
  • MVP the art of communication
  • Cycle time management
  • MVP Business Development Series
  • MVP paint shop throughput
  • MVP leading change
  • AC 210 Aquabase Plus Eye for Color
  • PPG Rapid seal adhesives 
  • PTS (Professional Technicians Series)
  • Advanced air conditioning diagnostics 
Careers With Kavia

General Information

High School Education

University / College