McCreath Prestige Paint & Panel was established in 1971 by Grahame McCreath. Starting out in Manly Vale in a two car workshop nicknamed the Cave, as one side wall of the building was carved into natural rock. Grahame ran the business and carried out all of the work himself quickly building a reputation for good, honest high quality work. Grahame soon outgrew the “cave” at Manly Vale and in 1976 moved to McCreaths current site in Brookvale.
Grahames uncompromising approach to quality ensured that throughout the decades of operating McCreaths, his services were always in demand. His philosophy was that you cant stay in this business and do cheap inferior work. That philosy has seen McCreaths stand the test of time.
In 1992 BMW Australia decided to establish a network of independently owned bodyshop as recommended repairers. Recognising the high quality workmanship and the ability to duplicate the factory standard McCreaths was inspected by BMW representatives and was subsequently appointed the BMW recommended repairer for the Northern Beaches. Some 25 years later McCreaths is still the only accredited BMW bodyshop on the Northern Beaches and through our association with our local BMW dealer Col Crawfords have been able to grow and improve our business to reflect the high standards required by BMW.
In 1994 Grahames eldest son Carl entered the business as an apprentice spray painter and in 1996 his second son Dean entered as an apprentice Panel beater. The business was now a family affair with Grahames wife Robyn McCreath working in the office helping out with the accounts. Grahame instilled in his sons and staff his work ethic and high standards of quality and today those standards are still in place.
Today the business is run by both Dean and Carl with the assistance of our long term manager Sam and our office manager Lisetta, both of whom have been with McCreaths for over twenty years. McCreaths prides itself on offering that family business kind of service whilst incorporating the latest technology and repair techniques. Good old fashioned service teamed with new technologies for the best results in quality, service and process.