The crew that brings their experience, expertise, and drive to our business everyday.

Our Team

  • John Neil

    John Neil

    Founder of LVR 1980. Originally a painter and owner estimator janitor and jack of all trades, I enjoy dealing with customers and mentoring younger colleagues into the trade.

    Shop Nickname: Johnny/Bondo/Red

    Most Know For: Custom paint, stories and jokes

    All-Time Favourite Car/Vehicle: All cars and trucks

  • Travis Neil
    Production Manager

    Travis Neil
    Production Manager

    I have worked for LV for 18 years, so that’s pretty much my background. I’m a red-sealed painter. I enjoy hanging out with my kids and being outdoors. My favourite thing about my job is doing cool paint jobs on Harleys and hot rods.

    I-CAR platinum estimator and refinisher. Red seal refinisher.

    Shop Nickname: Jr. Bondo

    Most Known For: Dad Jokes

    All-Time Favourite Car/Vehicle: My 1954 Belair

  • Sheena Abma
    Accounts Manager

    Sheena Abma
    Accounts Manager

    I have been at Little Valley my whole life, but have worked in the office for the past 16 years. I did not see myself ever working with my father! But, I am so happy he asked me to join him in the office all those years ago.  When I am not in the office you will find me in my gardens, or on Hornby with my hubby and 3 beautiful girls.

    Shop Nickname: Dragon Lady

    Most Know For: Getting scared easily

    All-Time Favourite Car/Vehicle: Dad’s Apache

  • Andrew Graham

    Andrew Graham

    I’ve been at Little Valley my entire career (since 1982?). Auto body tech that slowly moved into working with the employees and customers. Married to my wife, Deb, and we have one son, Eddie.

    Red seal body technician.

    Most Known For: Lifer at LV, President VIDRA Vancouver Island dirt riders puts on Hare Scramble Races.

    All-Time Favourite Car/Vehicle: C2 Corvettes, sprint cars, whatever motorcycle I own.

  • Scott Thompson

    Scott Thompson

    Started working while in school at Hub City Shell Nanaimo in 1979. Went to work at VAP/NAPA in shipping and receiving, then moved up to counter selling parts and ended up working there for 14 years. Went to VW Service Dept after that, then Bakers Auto Supply, then Lordco selling Paint & Body on the road for 11 years. After that I went to Wheaton GM as body shop estimator, then joined Little Valley in 2017.

    Shop Nickname: Scotty

    Most Known For: Great customer service

    All-Time Favourite Car/Vehicle: Current project G5 Mercury Comet Caliente

  • Royce Varro
    Automotive Collision Repair Tech

    Royce Varro
    Automotive Collision Repair Tech

    I am 25 years old. Started at LVR detailing when I turned 19. I am now a red seal Technician. With ongoing training and doing challenging repairs at work, I still love my job and what I do. Big thanks to John for guiding me on the path of success. Cheers.

    Red seal body technician, apprentice glass technician.

    Shop Nickname: Rolls Royce

    Most Known For: “nobody cares, work harder”

    All-Time Favourite Car/Vehicle: ’66 Acadian

  • Matthew Catigay

    Matthew Catigay

    Born and raised on the island, mostly around Shawnigan Lake. I have worked with and around cars most of my adult life with a lot of hobby hours included. I’ve been with LV for just under a year and an half, couldn’t see myself fitting into a better group of people and am very thankful for the opportunities LV has shared with me.

    Apprentice prep technician.

    Shop Nickname: Mattchoo, Choo, Tahiti, Polynesian Prince

    Most Known For: Horrible dad jokes, using the facilities at inconvenient times and I guess hard work.

    All-Time Favourite Car/Vehicle: Too many to list!

  • Work With Us!

    We are always looking for experienced team players to join Little Valley.


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