Houston Body Shop Owner Makes History with Milestone Growth
Published Aug. 22, 2023
Fix Auto USA announced the milestone opening of Fix Auto Houston, located at 9350 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77070.
This location makes Fix Auto USA history as the first Fix Auto USA location in the state of Texas and the 15th state the growing collision brand has expanded to.
Fix Auto Houston is owned by Kevin Taylor, a second-generation collision shop owner, who joins the Fix Auto USA family with 18 years of experience as an owner-operator and a deep understanding of what it means to achieve success in this field. He has a rich background in the industry and a proven track record of success, previously overseeing a team of nearly 30 employees and driving results to become one of the largest franchisees in the U.S.
Although he grew up supporting his family’s collision repair shop, becoming a true contender in the automotive industry wasn’t always Taylor’s plan. When he began his career, he took the white-collar route, having always imagined himself costumed with a suit and briefcase, ready to tackle the world of capital finance.
To hone his business acumen, Taylor began lending time assisting his father with his collision repair facility. What began as borrowed time ignited a passion in Taylor and in just two short years, he displayed exponential growth, doubling the sales of the 20-year-old established business. It became clear Taylor was exactly where he needed to be. At his second location, he achieved similar success, growing sales from $800,000 to just shy of $6 million.
For a progressive and leading shop owner like Taylor, growth is not only defined by number of sales and repairs completed. It’s also defined by personal and professional growth. It means pursuing relevant training, seeking best-in-class partners and, ultimately, being the collision repair expert the community needs.
“A key component of longevity in this industry is the ability to stay up to date with its changes and technologies,” said Taylor. “We aim to service customer’s vehicles today, tomorrow and into the future.”
Taylor’s decorated career has seen him earn dozens of awards and check off milestone after milestone. One of those was the Maaco Cup, an award presented to the top franchisee in North America. Taylor’s industry tenure has also seen him hold various positions on multiple industry councils. To add to this winning collection, Fix Auto Houston is both I-CAR Gold and ASE-certified. Taylor himself holds an I-CAR Platinum certification, another testament to his high level of operational excellence.
“With his gift for the business, tireless innovation and expert leadership, Kevin Taylor is a true exemplifier of what it means to make an impact and buck the system,” said Damien Reyna, COO, U.S. collision. “I am proud to be a part of this historic growth alongside him and look forward to watching as he continues to move the needle.”
For more information, visit FixAutoUSA.com.
Source: Fix Auto USA