Vatche Derderian Named Fix Auto USA Franchisee of the Year


The owner of four Fix Auto locations in California was one of the first franchisees to join the network in 2011.

Vatche Derderian, California-based entrepreneur and owner of Fix Auto PasadenaFix Auto Santa AnaFix Auto Montrose and Fix Auto Express–Anaheim North, was named the Fix Auto USA Franchisee of the Year for 2023.

Franchisee of the Year is the highest award given in the Fix Auto USA family, representing the top performer in the Fix Auto USA network. Derderian was chosen based on criteria such as his leadership among the Fix Auto USA network, excellent performance, mentorship of other franchise owners and support for the entire Fix Auto USA family.

One of the first franchisees in the Fix Auto USA network, Derderian joined in 2011 with equipped with an eager-to-learn attitude, hitting the ground running. By analyzing the business, building a robust team and identifying opportunities to scale his operations and partnerships, Derderian has taken the meaning of success to a new level. 

Derderian was previously honored in 2022 with the Arrow Award, presented to visionary owners who invest their time helping their own team as well as other owners in the network to grow. Derderian also holds a position on Fix Auto USA's Market Leaders board, where he serves as a representative and mentor to the network.
The awards were presented at a gala held as part of the inaugural Driven Brands U.S. collision repair joint conference, Evolution 2023, Sept. 28-30 in Kissimmee, FL.
“I am humbled to be honored with this award, and proud to be a part of the Fix Auto USA family,” said Derderian. “They have helped our business set high standards, be accountable and set a platform for growth. We have learned from our peers and we try to pass those lessons along to others, and that helps the whole Fix Auto USA network grow and improve.”

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