About Canyon Meadows Auto Service

Canyon Meadows Auto Service is a family business jointly owned by father-son team Clarence Stronge and Chad Stronge. Clarence Stronge was born in Regina and has always been a car guy. At age 15, he helped fix cars at several gas stations. At 16, he repaired his father's manual transmission in the backyard.

Clarence moved to Alberta when he was 21 and started his automotive apprenticeship. He received his license in 1974 and opened his own shop in 1977 at an old, small gas station in Mount Royal with repair bays.

Clarence’s son, Chad, was born in Calgary and also loved cars from a young age. As soon as he was able to talk he began recognizing different cars by their makes and models. He began his apprenticeship with his dad in 1995 and worked at dealerships for a few years before venturing with his dad to run a shop together.

In 2005, Clarence and Chad moved his dad’s shop to Canyon Meadows, where it became known as Canyon Meadows Auto Service. Here, they continue to offer the community excellent service and repairs.

CAA - Approved Auto Repair Specialist

Canyon Meadows Auto Service received certification from AMA as an approved auto repair facility. A strict approval process is followed to ensure that only top quality auto repair shops qualify for this certification. A large scale satisfaction survey was done with our existing customer base during the application process and we received a 100% satisfaction rating. As per AMA, this is the first time a shop received a 100% grade, an attribute we are very proud of and will continue to make sure all of our customers are as happy with our quality and service as possible.

From the day the shop opened in 1977 it has been run by an honest and upbeat group of individuals who take their positions very seriously. Canyon Meadows always looks out for its customers’ best interest. The shop guarantees the highest quality workmanship at great prices.

Canyon Meadows Auto Service is very active in the community since the community has been vital to the business over the years. In June, Chad will be participating in the Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 220 km bike ride fundraiser, and the shop donates to St. Catherine’s Elementary School for their annual fundraiser as well as many other charities.


Meet Our Team

Chad Stronge - Owner/Technician at Canyon Meadows Auto Service

Chad Stronge - Owner/Technician Licensed Technician & Interprovincial Red Seal Certified

Chad has lived in Calgary all his life. A lifelong gearhead, Chad was able to point out different makes of cars as soon as he was old enough to talk. Chad is married with 2 young daughters, and is always furthering his automotive industry education from a technical or business standpoint. He enjoys curling, camping, and all different types of outdoor activities.

Clarence Stronge - Owner/Technician at Canyon Meadows Auto Service

Clarence Stronge - Owner/Technician Licensed Technician & Interprovincial Red Seal Certified

Clarence was born in small town Saskatchewan and was raised in Regina. Always an automotive enthusiast, he repaired his father's manual transmission in the backyard when he was 15 years old. After spending some time in University Clarence realized that fixing cars was going to be his calling. He has owned different repair shops since 1977.

Clarence is married with 2 grown children. He enjoys softball and curling in his downtime.

Mark Manzara - Technician at Canyon Meadows Auto Service

Mark Manzara - Technician Licensed Technician & Interprovincial Red Seal Certified

A native Calgarian, Mark has worked at Canyon Meadows Auto since March 2013. Mark is married and has 2 grown sons. Mark has extensive experience in the auto industry having been working on cars since the mid 1970's. Mark knows all makes from a Ferrari to a Ford like the back of his hand.

He still owns the first car he ever had that he got when he was 15 years old, and restored it completely to win multiple "Best in Show" awards among other awards at the World of Wheels. Mark also loves riding horses and hockey.

Noel Balzer - Service Advisor at Canyon Meadows Auto Service

Noel Balzer - Service Advisor

Hailing originally from Calgary, Noel is married and is a proud father of 5. He has worked at Canyon Meadows Auto service since April 2013. Noel is very well experienced in the auto industry, and in customer service. He spent many years in the sales end importing vehicles from the US and also service advising and managing auto repair shops. Noel enjoys his down time with his family at sporting events and is a huge motocross fanatic.

Noel Balzer - Service Advisor at Canyon Meadows Auto Service

Brent Eager - Technician Licensed Technician & Interprovincial Red Seal Certified

Originally from Calgary, Brent started working on cars at the young age of 13 years. He always knew exactly what he wanted to do with his lifelong passion for cars. Brent went professional with his career right out of high school and worked very hard to earn his Interprovincial Red Seal Certification soon after. At the end of his education he won the deans award for top marks in his class and went on to compete provincially in technical competitions with Automotive Service Technicians across the province and won gold. After that he went on to compete nationally and ranked very high. Brent is an industry leading automotive electrical specialist. In his spare time Brent plays the guitar, likes the outdoors, and spending time with family.


AMVIC Licenced Facility

Canyon Meadows Auto Service in Calgary, Alberta is an AMVIC (Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council) Licensed Facility

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Community Outreach

Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

In June, Chad participated the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 220 km bike ride to raise funds for cancer support and research.

CM Auto

Canyon Meadows Auto Service donates over $1200 in cash, supplies, and repairs to flood victims.