Fix Auto USA is celebrating its 10th anniversary of business. It was founded by collision repair visionaries Erick and Shelly Bickett, who launched their franchise system in 2011, led by Paul Gange, according to the company. Their goal was to create a national network of high-performing independent body shops and support it with a unified infrastructure of systems and processes to ensure the best quality and service.
“We have since grown to over 150 facilities throughout the U.S., and we’re excited about continuing the energy behind our longstanding brand,” said Landon Thompson, Fix Auto USA operations vice president.
Growing from its inaugural locations in California, Colorado and Oregon, the demand for the brand eventually spanned across the country into several states.
“The culture at Fix Auto USA is unlike any other, as we have transparency with our network of owners and Fix Auto USA corporate team, giving each other honest feedback and always pushing each other become the best in the industry,” said Vatche Derderian, owner of Fix Auto Montrose, Fix Auto Pasadena, and Fix Auto Santa Ana. “Being able to call another owner if you need support, get some advice or just see how each other’s’ families are doing, it’s just awesome. I got into the industry because of my father, as he opened his first body shop in 1965. Having that family-feel at my shop today while still being able to grow my business has felt like the best of both worlds.”
Fix Auto USA has celebrated many milestones over the years, including expanding into 13 states with over 150 facilities and donating over 14 vehicles to those in need through the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides® initiative.
“This tenth anniversary would not have been made possible without our amazing network of owners, our industry partners, and of course, our customers,” comments Thompson. “We are excited to continue the growth of our Fix Auto USA family throughout the year, while also taking time to commemorate this incredible milestone for our brand along the way.”