D. Dean Renwick founded Antique & Classic Auto Appraisal Service in 1980. For more than three decades the company has remained as Canada's largest and most respected vehicle evaluation company serving consumers with six franchised branch offices.
Since 1980 the company has appraised many thousands of vehicles for clients who range from private individuals, federal and provincial government agencies, the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario, the legal profession, and many general insurance companies. Mr. Renwick's professional evaluation reports have been relied upon to obtain insurance coverage, to fairly resolve insurance claim settlement disputes, as well as to assist in the fair resolution of divorce settlements, estate litigation, federal tax disputes, as well as to establish charitable donation grants from the Canadian Cultural Heritage Export Review Board. Mr. Renwick's extensive experience has provided him with numerous opportunities to assess times, costs, and workmanship quality with respect to ongoing vehicle restoration projects. A number of those restoration projects have involved very high quality restorations that have ultimately gone on to garner awards at prestigious automotive events such as Meadowbrook; Concours at St. Johns; Bloomington; and the AACA judging event at Hershey. In 2013 Mr. Renwick was invited to join 35 international and inter-provincial judges at the inaugural Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Owen Sound, Ontario.
Mr. Renwick is also experienced in the preparation of Diminished Value, After Loss, and Forensic evaluation reports focusing on quantum and/or vehicle condition at a specific point in time. He has appeared within the Ontario jurisdictions of Toronto, Peel, Milton, and Guelph, as well as within the Province of Quebec, where he has been recognized by the courts in those jurisdictions and duly qualified as an "Expert Witness" for his expertise in the areas of vehicle condition and quantum. Mr. Renwick is the only vehicle evaluator in Canada who enjoyed full membership in the Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Ontario from 1985 through 1994.
In 1993 the Ontario Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (OMVAP) appointed Mr. Renwick as an Arbitrator. In 1994 this alternative dispute resolution (ADR) / consumer protection program was expanded to include all Canadian provinces and territories and re-named the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP) at which time Mr. Renwick was invited to remain as an Arbitral Judge with responsibility for hearing and resolving disputes between consumers and virtually all motor vehicle manufacturers operating in Canada at that time. Mr. Renwick's tenure with CAMVAP ended in February 2001.
Late in 1996 Mr. Renwick's concerns for the lack of regulation, education and integrity within the growing Canadian vehicle evaluation industry convinced him and a small group of equally concerned, professional vehicle evaluators to form a meaningful consumer protection program and the Professional Association of Vehicle Evaluators Inc. (P.A.V.E.) was founded. The organization now acts as the Canadian automotive evaluation industry's licencing, discipline, insurance, and self-regulating organization (SRO). Dean Renwick remains as P.A.V.E.'s Founder, President, and CEO.
During 1982-1984 Toronto's Humber College invited Mr. Renwick to prepare and present a night school course entitled "Collecting, Investing, and Restoring Antique Vehicles". This course provided a hands-on learning opportunity for approximately thirty students each year to share Mr. Renwick's experience and expertise. Mr. Renwick continues to lecture on topics related to the evaluation, insuring, collection and restoration of special interest vehicles.
Mr. Renwick is also available for consultation with private and corporate clients and their solicitors to assist with the planning of an effective legal strategy.
Mr. Renwick is available to act on a client's behalf anywhere in the world.