After years in the industry, Tony Taj joins the network with two new shops Fix Auto Thornhill and Fix Auto Oak Ridges.
TORONTO (Ontario), January 3, 2019 – Daryll O’Keefe, General Manager for Fix Automotive Network Ontario and Manitoba, is pleased to welcome Fix Auto Thornhill and Fix Auto Oak Ridges to the family. Owner Tony Taj has been in the industry since 1996 and became a shop owner about six years ago. “Before getting into the collision industry, I actually started out as an auto service technician and spent five years working at a Speedy Auto Service,” noted Taj. He moved into the collision industry as a prepper, then assistant manager and appraiser and then moved up from there until eventually owning his own shop.
“Joining Fix Auto was a strategic move. I wanted access to the extensive agreements Fix Auto has in place with many major insurance partners; plus the territory I was interested in had excellent growth potential,” said Taj. Fix Auto has worked diligently to build trusting relationships with insurance and supplier partners. These partnerships help both franchise strategic partners and customers by easing the claims process for all parties involved. The relationship between Fix Auto and the franchise strategic partners is a true partnership with both parties invested heavily in each locations success. “Fix Auto treats their shop owners as entrepreneurs, not just numbers,” commented Taj.
Taj has invested heavily into new equipment into both the Fix Auto Thornhill and Oak Ridges shops which include new aluminum, MIG and spot welders, new measuring systems, a new aluminum station, plus new equipment from ProSpot. The teams are working diligently toward their I-CAR Gold Class which they can then work toward their Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) recognition. “Our entire team at both shops are dedicated to ensuring we have the most up-to-date training available so we can serve our customers with the highest quality collision repair services possible,” said Taj.
O’Keefe concludes, “We are very pleased to welcome Tony and the teams at Fix Auto Thornhill and Oak Ridges to the network. Tony’s enthusiasm for the brand and the industry along with his team’s commitment to outstanding customer service and high quality repairs adds great value to our entire Fix Auto family across the country. We’re really looking forward to working with Fix Auto Thornhill and Oak Ridges as they continue to grow their business.”
ABOUT FIX AUTO
Fix Auto is part of Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services network with over 270 locations across the country. Celebrating 25 years of excellence, each Fix Auto centre is owned and operated locally offering hassle-free care and services that return vehicles to their pre-collision luster and performance. Our company and our network continue to grow nationally and globally, thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. With more than 630 locations around the world, Fix Auto is the global body shop network.
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