Grease Monkey and Monkey Shine Chosen as Top Franchises for Military Veterans

July 10, 2012 // // GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Colorado-based Auto Preventive Maintenance and Car Wash franchisor Grease Monkey and Monkey Shine have been chosen by 1851 Magazine as one of the top 100 veteran-friendly franchise opportunities. The Vet100 list is comprised of franchises and brands that are the most accessible to veterans looking to start their own business.

“Grease Monkey and Monkey Shine appreciate the sacrifices our service men and women have made, and are looking for opportunities to help them transition into owning their own business through financial incentives,” said Mike Brunetti, VP, Franchise Sales, Development & Real Estate. He added, “With their strong discipline, drive and work ethic, veterans have highly desirable attributes for success and can be some of our strongest operators, so it’s a win-win for everyone involved and an honor to work so closely with those who have served our country.”

The 1851 Vet100 list is a resource for veterans who can source financial support and are interested in venturing into franchise ownership. The list was created based on several categories, including “VetFran” participation, G.I. Jobs approval, unit size, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 ranking and overall commitment to veteran franchise awareness.

About Grease Monkey

Grease Monkey has about 250 centers operating in the United States, Mexico and China, and nine Monkey Shine Car Wash facilities in the United States. Founded in 1978, Grease Monkey provides services that meet or exceed vehicle owner’s manual recommendations for preventive maintenance – quickly and affordably. Monkey Shine Car Wash uses state-of-the art equipment and offers the most advanced type of car wash that consumers are looking for. For more information on Grease Monkey and Monkey Shine franchise opportunities, go to


Mike Brunetti



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