Mississauga, Ontario — October 11, 2013 — Fix Auto has announced the addition of two new strategic Partners: Frank Keseru from Fix Auto Kingsville and Dan Lorbetskie from Fix Auto Ottawa Airport.
Located at 1717 Division Road N in Kingsville Ontario, Fix Auto Kingsville first opened its doors in 1979 and moved to its current location in 1983.
Fix Auto Kingsville.
Fix Auto Kingsville founder Frank Keseru started the company on a simple principle. ”Take care of your customers and they will come back. Through this principal we have grown from a one-car garage operation to one of the largest car repair facilities in Essex County,â€ said Keseru.
It is by this approach that the collision repair facility has been through an expansion and upgrade four times to be able to service local customers, fleet repairs and insurance collision claims.
â€œIt was by listening to our customers that we established our reputation and thus our success. These relationships, sustained by personal honesty and integrity, are the foundation of our success. The personal side of our body shop builds loyal, long-term relationships with our customers and neighbours by treating them fairly, meeting their needs and earning their trust,â€ said Keseru.
Keseru decided to join the Fix Auto network to give the shop a national brand image and to provide the shop operational support with new management systems and support.
â€œThe Fix Auto network has stood out to us a personable with ongoing support for management. This has strongly appealed to us,â€ said Keseru.
Fix Auto Ottawa Airport.
Located at 2638 Mac Street in Ottawa, Fix Auto Ottawa Airport is the second recent location to join the Fix Auto network in Ontario.
Owner Dan Lorbetskie has been in the collision trade for close to 20 years, starting his collision repair career while still in high school. It was during those early years when Lorbetskie learned all aspects of the production side of the business, ultimately leading him to an auto body apprentice licence from Algonquin College. He then went on to work in a custom shop gaining experience in high end painting and attention to detail, and later working in a flat rate shop learning the inâ€™s and outâ€™s of collision repair in a fast paced environment.
Lorbetskieâ€™s passion for the industry also led him to take a teaching position at a local college to share his passion for the industry with young people.
â€œWhen opportunity arose to purchase a small shop in the south end of Ottawa we jumped at the chance to grow in the industry. A few years passed and that little shop began to burst at the seams and we realized it was time to expand. After researching the industry and learning the path that it was taking, it only made sense to collaborate with a network,â€ said Lorbetskie.
Dan and his wife Vicki are also the owners of Fix Auto Gloucester. The separate experiences of the Lorbetskies over the years have made them great business partners, and their endless energy and commitment towards their business and staff continues to drive their success as a team.
â€œAfter meeting with the sales team at Fix Auto, we realized that it would be a great fit. This hunch was confirmed the first time meeting with Steve Leal. The passion he put forth when he spoke of leading his franchise into the future of collision repair is something we wanted for our business. This has led to not only becoming a franchisee but also an MSOâ€ said Lorbetskie.