Owner-operator Ron McGuire moves business over to Fix Auto to secure growth, following success operating as McGuire’s Smash Repairs.
Terry Feehan, Head of Business for Fix Auto Australia is pleased to announce the addition of Fix Auto Shoalhaven to the Fix Auto network. Fix Auto Shoalhaven’s owner-operator, Ron McGuire, has over 35 years’ experience in the collision repair industry. Having begun his career in the food industry, he was soon inspired by his brother’s panel shop, and began working with him. For Ron, this was the start of a lifelong passion for the collision repair industry, and he has continued to produce quality repairs ever since. Ron’s shop has been at the heart of its community for years and has been recognised with numerous awards for community involvement.
According to Ron, the unique franchise model offered by Fix Auto was an attractive proposition that allowed him to maintain his independence but gain access to the support, technology, buying power and influence with work providers usually associated with more corporate models. “Fix Auto gives me help in making the right decisions in this ever-changing industry,” explained Ron. “Having a seat at the table and access to operational and marketing best practices were my main reasons for joining the network.”
Ron believes that joining Fix Auto has been a motivating experience and an occasion to tap into his entrepreneurial spirit. “I have always had real pride in the quality of work at my shop; we listen and always do our best to satisfy the customers’ needs and deliver quality service,” Ron said. As part of the Fix Auto integration, Fix Auto Shoalhaven has refurbished their workshop and office space and installed a new welcoming customer waiting area, aligned with Fix Auto brand standards. The shop is also on its way to have all its staff complete I-CAR training, reinforcing Ron and his team’s commitment to continuous improvement.
Head of Business Terry Feehan said: “We are delighted to have Ron and his skilled team join the Fix Auto network and to add a location with a real history of community involvement is a real coup for us. Partnering with passionate and enthusiastic individuals like the Fix Auto Shoalhaven team is key in our plans to continue growing our aftermarket services solution in Australia. We welcome Fix Auto Shoalhaven to the Fix Auto family and wish them much continued success.”
For more information on Fix Auto Australia, please visit www.fixauto.com.