MAACO® Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary In Puerto Rico

MAACO® President Forecasts Brand Growth Territory-Wide

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Oct. 10, 2013 // PRNewswire // - MAACO®, part of the Driven Brands family of automotive companies, today celebrates the one-year anniversary of its Collision Repair & Auto Painting center in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

The Carolina MAACO® is currently one of three centers in Puerto Rico. As the brand's most recent market entry, the center has been welcomed to the marketplace with open arms and experienced strong sales since lifting its first bay door last fall. Since then, MAACO® has painted more than 500 cars and experienced 53 percent sales growth year-to-year. According to MAACO® leadership, this is only the beginning of the brand's expansion in Latin America.

"Puerto Rico is a key market for MAACO® with enormous opportunity for growth," says Jose Costa, president of MAACO®. "Based on the success of our first centers in the marketplace, and the remarkable growth of our most recent center in Carolina, we expect to see, at minimum, 15 more MAACO® centers in Puerto Rico alone within the next few years. By investing in economic development, and putting our customers first, we hope to enjoy a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the car owners and the entire community we serve."

The Carolina MAACO® is one of two centers owned and operated by franchisee Jaime Mayorga. His first center is located in Toa Baja. His future plans include expanding the business with additional sites in Puerto Rico. A third franchise center operates in Ponce.

"It is a privilege to represent the MAACO® brand in Puerto Rico and to be able to contribute to grow the economy here," says Jaime Mayorga, franchise owner. "My goal is to continue providing the best service and value in the industry to our customers and contributing to the community that has been so generous with its support of our business."

In honor of the anniversary, customers will have the chance to turn the car they drive back into the car they love with a special MAACO® half-price paint promotion which runs Oct. 21 through Nov. 15 in all three centers in Puerto Rico.

The Carolina center is located at:

Carretera 848 Km 1.8 Saint Just
Carolina, PR US 00976

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 8a.m. to 5:30p.m.
Saturday: 8a.m. to noon
Sunday: Closed

About MAACO®

Founded in 1972, MAACO® Collision Repair & Auto Painting ( repairs accident damage, dents and faded paint for close to 500,000 drivers annually. The 450 franchises have restored the safety and beauty of all types of vehicles for nearly 40 years. MAACO Franchising, Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has been cited numerous times by Entrepreneur magazine as #1 in its category in the Annual Franchise 500 survey.

About Driven Brands

The Driven Brands family of automotive companies ( headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate businesses: MAACO®, "America's Body Shop"; Meineke Car Care Centers® service and repair shops; Econo Lube & Tune; AutoQual®, Aero-Colours® and Drive N Style®.


Rosie Castro



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