President – Canadian Automotive Appraisals

Steve Mathews has been immersed in the automotive industry for the majority of his life. This has been a generational passion, as Steve’s grandfather, Jack, operated a Studebaker and International automotive dealership, then signed a dealer agreement with Ford of Canada in 1955. This successful rural dealership is still proudly within the family, owned and operated by his father (Bill) and uncle (Rod).  Steve is eager to continue within various aspects of the automotive industry, including performing appraisals under the P.A.V.E. banner.   

Growing up around a family owned Ford dealership, Steve has held many roles and learned the many aspects of the trade, whilst it continues to evolve. As a graduate of the Automotive Business School of Canada, he has applied his knowledge & training within the industry. For the last six years he has held a position of Service Manager as well as Body Shop Manager. These positions have allowed him to see many upfront aspects of the industry and complete numerous insurance appraisals/estimates over the years. He has established many longstanding relationships in the automotive and insurance communities through these ventures.

Although Steve is a man of many hobbies, most of them are automotive or motorsport related. He has grown up racing many forms of motorsports throughout North America, from go-karts to NASCAR. Steve is also a proud owner of two classic 1950s trucks and can often be found supporting classic car events or cruises. Furthermore, Steve is a member of the Classic Ford Truck Club where he actively attends events. Owning and restoring a few classic trucks, Steve can greatly appreciate these investments on a first hand basis and strives to complete appraisals following the stringent guidelines set out by P.A.V.E. and its licensed members.

Steve Mathews, given his interest in classic vehicles, is primarily focused on appraisals involving special interest/classic/custom motor vehicles. This being said, he will entertain all your necessary appraisal needs, which may include, but are not limited to: Ministry of Finance (MTO/HST) sales tax appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, total loss evaluations, estate appraisals, V.I.N / ownership registration corrections, and fair market value reports. Located in northern Ontario, Steve is not opposed to travelling distances, should arrangements be discussed and agreed upon in advance.

Steve is excited to further apply his automotive knowledge as a P.A.V.E certified member.