Daryll O’Keefe, General Manager for Fix Auto Ontario & Manitoba Region, has announced the addition of Fix Auto Stratford to the network.
The brother and sister team of Andrew and Kate Tapley are carrying on their family tradition as second generation owner/operators. Their father founded the family’s first location back in 1979, acquired a second facility in 2000 and then in 2016 Andrew and Kate consolidated the two locations into one which is now the site of Fix Auto Stratford. “It was the dream of our mother and father that one day we would take over the business,” said Kate Tapley.
“It’s a very exciting time in our industry and we are elated to be part of a growing brand that focuses on supporting their franchise strategic partners with innovative operational, management and marketing tools,” added Andrew Tapley.
Fix Auto Stratford boasts 18,000 square feet of production space, a drive-in appraisal bay, along with a contemporary and comfortable reception area. In addition, they recently installed a new paint booth that has greatly improved cycle times. The team is I-CAR Gold in Progress and has just achieved recognition under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). “Andrew and I are extremely proud of our team here; our staff are all highly trained and treat each of our customers like family,” said Kate Tapley.
Daryll O’Keefe added, “having Andrew, Kate and their team join the Fix Auto family is great for our entire network. The pride they have in this family run business is inspiring and we are so pleased to partner with them as they continue to grow their business. Welcome to Fix Auto Stratford!”