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Canada’s largest collision repair network expands presence in Alberta with new facility in St. Paul

CALGARY (Alberta), August 24, 2020 – Christopher Peterson, Regional Vice President for Fix Network Western Canada, is pleased to welcome Fix Auto Lakeland St. Paul to the network.

Owner and General Manager Allen Preston started his career in the automotive industry in 1983, becoming a journeyman auto body mechanic in 1987. He decided to change careers in 2000 and became a UFA Petroleum agent with his wife Eva. But his passion for cars saw him returning to the industry in 2017 when he opened an independent collision centre in St. Paul, Alberta.

A close-knit community of almost 6,000 in northeast Alberta, St. Paul is a major commercial centre for the surrounding area. Allen and Eva have been running businesses in the Lakeland area for over 20 years. Long-time volunteers in the community, they are known for looking after their neighbours’ well-being, which also extends to their customers.

“Running my own business allows me to serve my community and do what I love at the same time,” says Allen. “Only Fix Auto provided me the opportunity to grow from an independent body shop to running a large-scale operation that I’ve always dreamed of and had operated in other industries.”

The operational advantages of partnering with Fix Auto were very clear to the Prestons. The comprehensive selection of office and management tools streamline processes and complement a profitable business. In addition, the Lakeland St. Paul team values the partnerships that Fix Auto brings. Allen emphasized that he “is looking forward to utilizing Fix Auto’s established relationships with insurance companies and suppliers, which are unmatched in the industry.”

Fix Auto Lakeland St Paul location has gone through extensive upgrades with the aim to provide efficient and high-quality services to their customers in a safe and welcoming environment.

Peterson concludes, “We are delighted to welcome Allen and his team to the Fix Auto family. His passion for the collision industry and his strong standing in the community makes him a great addition to our network. We look forward to helping him grow his business.”


Fix Auto is part of the Fix Network which is Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services provider. Celebrating more than 27 years of excellence, each Fix Auto centre is owned and operated locally offering hassle-free care and services that return vehicles to their pre-collision luster and performance. With over 285 locations in Canada and 675 points of service worldwide, Fix Auto is the premier global body shop network. Visit fixauto.com for more information.


Maliha Aqeel
Director, Global Communications
Fix Network
(905) 749-4406