Fix Auto USA announced the addition of two franchise locations, bringing Fix Auto’s expansion in the Seattle market to five locations and increasing its presence in the Pacific Northwest to 11 shops.
The new Fix Auto locations include:
Fix Auto Bellevue, previously Lakeside Collision of Bellevue
Fix Auto South Seattle, previously 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," he said.
Fix Auto Bellevue owner Chuck Oxford reiterated Ajeto's sentiment.
"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," he said. "We can achieve so much more together than we’d ever be able to do going it alone."
"Both Chuck and Andrew already have a reputation in their markets for running high-caliber repair facilities," added Fix Auto President and COO Paul Gange. "We are pleased to expand our Pacific Northwest franchise group with these outstanding operators."
Fix Auto USA, which added a franchise model to network membership in January 2011, currently has 45 franchise locations operating in four states: California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Overall, Fix has more than 195 locations in the U.S.