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At 95 years and still going strong, the Badanai Motors collision repair team joins the network as Fix Auto Thunder Bay South. 

THUNDER BAY (Ontario), April 16, 2019 – Daryll O’Keefe, Regional Vice President for Fix Automotive Network Ontario & Manitoba, is very pleased to welcome the newest members to the network, Fix Auto Thunder Bay South. Opening their doors back in 1924, the Badanai family has served customers needing collision repair services for a whopping 95 years! “It’s this rich history in the industry that makes us so excited to welcome George Badanai and his team to the family,” said O’Keefe.

“My grandfather started the business after emigrating from Italy and it’s been in the family ever since,” said Badanai, President & Dealer Principal of Badanai Motors. Badanai purchased the business from his father in 1992 and has kept the tradition of amazing customer service and high quality repair work alive. To ensure their highly skilled technicians have some of the best equipment in the industry, Fix Auto Thunder Bay South has two paint booths, one full downdraft and one semi downdraft, two new downdraft prep stations as well as a new Blackhawk Power Pro 3000 dedicated frame bench. To complement the newly installed equipment is the recently renovated customer waiting lounge designed with a clean, modern look and feel.

The national brand recognition and advertising, positive industry reputation, strong insurance partner relationships and overall professionalism were just a few reasons Badanai chose to partner with Fix Auto. “We have been around for a long time, so choosing to partner with a banner was not a decision we took lightly,” commented Badanai. “Fix Auto’s national presence and reputation in the Canadian collision repair industry is what sets them apart.” Fix Auto believes in the success of their franchise strategic partners and is constantly working on new and improved systems to assist with streamlining each shop’s operations and management. Creative national and local marketing initiatives ensure that Fix Auto remains the most recognizable brand in the industry.

O’Keefe concludes, “We are really looking forward to our partnership with George and the entire team as they continue to grow their business as Fix Auto Thunder Bay South. It’s not often a business in any industry lasts 95 years and remains successful today; it’s a true testament to their dedication to quality service, customer satisfaction and overall commitment to the industry.” 

Fix Auto is part of Canada’s largest automotive aftermarket services network with over 270 locations across the country. Celebrating 25 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. Our company and our network continue to grow nationally and globally, thanks to a solid foundation based on entrepreneurship and innovation. With 680 locations around the world, Fix Auto is the global body shop network.


Daryll O’Keefe
Regional Vice President
Fix Automotive Network Ontario & Manitoba

Elizabeth Wilcox
Manager, Communications & Public Relations
Fix Automotive Network Canada