Fix Auto USA expands in Washington
Jan. 5, 2012—Fix Auto USA on Thursday announced the addition of two franchise locations in the Seattle market.
The new facilities added to Fix Auto USA’s network include:
• Fix Auto Bellevue, previously known as Lakeside Collision of Bellevue
• Fix Auto South Seattle, previously known as Alki Auto Body
Andrew Ajeto, operations manager of Fix Auto South Seattle, said his decision to franchise was driven by the opportunity to be part of a larger network.
”Using the tools and resources Fix supplies, combined with the ability to share best practices with other strong independent operators, gives us a significant competitive advantage to compete in today’s market,” Ajeto said.
“I franchised because I liked the idea of being part of a group of high-performing independent shop owners working together to establish a solid brand,” said Chuck Oxford, owner of Fix Auto Bellevue. “We can achieve so much more together than we’d ever be able to do going it alone.”
Fix Auto USA said it now operates five facilities in the Seattle market, and 11 total facilities in the Pacific Northwest.
“Both Chuck and Andrew already have a reputation in their markets for running high-caliber repair facilities. We are pleased to expand our Pacific Northwest franchise group with these outstanding operators,” said Paul Gange, president and chief operations officer of Fix Auto USA.
Fix Auto USA added a franchise model to its network membership in January 2011. The company said it currently has 45 franchise locations operating in four states—California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
Anaheim Hills, Calif.-based Fix Auto USA now operates 195 network locations throughout the United States. For more information, visit fixauto.com.