Fix Auto Adds Two Franchises in Northern California - BodyShop Business

Fix Auto Adds Two Franchises in Northern California

The new locations represent Fix Auto's expansion in the Northern California market and bring its total number of California franchises to 29.

Fix Auto USA announced the addition of two franchise locations. The new locations represent Fix Auto’s expansion in the Northern California market and bring its total number of California franchises to 29.

The new Fix Auto locations include Fix Auto Gilroy, formerly Springer Collision Center, and Fix Auto San Jose, formerly Springer Collision Center.

"Springer Collision Centers is celebrating its 20th year in business," said Steve Springer, owner of Fix Auto Gilroy and Fix Auto San Jose (formerly Springer Collision Centers). "We are excited to take the next step while committing our company to a market leader dedicated to improving the collision repair industry. We’ve been using Fix tools (through Collision Repair Experts) for 10 years – franchising is the next practical move to position ourselves for another successful 20 years."

The Northern California shops represent a yearlong initiative for continued growth, according to Fix Auto, and the organization experienced growth across all of its markets in 2011, facilitated by the introduction last January of the franchise model.  In addition to growing existing markets, Fix Auto noted it launched the Seattle market with five new franchises and recently signed the first two shops in Northern California, part of 47 total locations to franchise in the Fix system over the last year.  

"The recent expansion in Seattle and now in Northern California is a clear indicator that a model like ours – which offers independent owners the infrastructure and support to be meaningful in today’s marketplace – is gaining momentum," said Fix Auto President and COO Paul Gange. "We are excited to launch the Northern California franchise market with Steve and his shops and to further expand our footprint in 2012."

More information:

For information about becoming a Fix Auto member, contact Director of Sales and Field Operations Rich Pannazzo at [email protected] or by calling 714-279-2059. 

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