Stander's family has served the Littleton, CO, area through both collision repair and their philanthropic efforts since the 1970s.
Since the 1970s, Dan Stander’s family has been in the collision repair business in the Littleton, CO, area, delivering quality service and community investment. Stander, owner of Fix Auto USA Highland Ranch, who continues his family’s tradition, was recently honored at the Driven Brands U.S. collision repair joint conference as the winner of the Fix Auto USA Community Champion Award.
The Community Champions Award is given in recognition to honor owners who have gone above and beyond in their community outreach to support a variety of charitable causes and local organizations.
Stander and his family business joined the Fix Auto USA network several years ago. His efforts to engage with the Littleton community is a great example of the spirit, culture and attitude of a community champion. Stander was also recently elected to serve on the Automotive Service Association (ASA) board of directors as their chairman elect.
"My family certainly has been blessed,” said Stander after receiving his award. “There were some tough years where we struggled, but we kept at it, worked hard, networked and learned from others. This award is a testament to that hard work and also making sure that you give back to the community where we work and live.””
He is well known for his family’s involvement in the founding of the Sertoma Mile High Soap Box Derby, a fun, family-oriented event in which children and their parents can participate in the greatest amateur racing program in the world. His facility also serves as the location for the program. Fix Auto Highlands Ranch is also involved in the local Rotary chapter. Through Rotary, the Fix Auto USA family has enjoyed many service projects, including making and serving meals at the Ronald McDonald House, serving meals at the Denver Rescue Mission, assembling and delivering Thanksgiving baskets to homebound people for the Interfaith Task Force, and helping at local food banks.