Erick Bickett has been in the Collision Industry for 28 years. He and his wife started their business, Auto Center Auto Body in 1984. Starting out in a 3,500-sq-ft. facility with four employees, Auto Center Auto Body Inc. now spans over 147,000 -sq-ft. in seven locations with over 180 employees, doing in excess of $20 million in gross revenues annually.
Always looking for ways to improve his business and the industry, Erick has been a leader and innovator since the mid 80's devoting countless hours to the collision repair industry. Leadership roles in local associations led to working on national issues. In 1995 Erick founded the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) a non-profit association organized to standardize E-Commerce and reduce inefficiency in information management. He remains a lifetime board member and is still active in the association today. In 1997 he was elected to a 2-year term as the Chairman of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC). "Body Shop Business" named Erick Bickett Collision Repair Executive of the Year in 1998. He has also been named by ABRN as one of the top 20 most influential people in the Collision Repair industry.
In 1997, Erick Co-Founded FIX USA. FIX USA is an extension of one of the most successful and united independently owned repair shop networks in the world, FIX AUTO in the Province of Quebec, Canada. FIX USA operates a network of 185 collision repair facilities 20 states and 25 metro markets in the US.