HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - Franchise Business Review has named Christian Brothers Automotive one of the top franchises for veterans. FBR surveys thousands of franchisees every year to gauge their satisfaction and the quality of the training and support they receive from their franchisors. The magazine recognized Christian Brothers Automotive in its November issue.
"Investing in a franchise can be a great opportunity for military veterans," Editorial Director Molly Rowe wrote in the introduction to the special report. "Many franchise companies offer special incentives and discounts to veterans to help get them started in business. But keep in mind, great incentives don't always equate to happy franchisees. What really matters is what happens after you buy your franchise -- does the special attention and support you receive before you buy actually carry over once you're a franchisee?"
This is the second consecutive year that Franchise Business Review has named Christian Brothers Automotive a top franchise opportunity for veterans.
Franchise Business Review isn't the only publication that has taken note of our value to veterans. USAA Magazine named Christian Brothers the best-performing franchise in a 2012 article that sought to answer the question, "What's the best franchise for veterans?" What impressed USAA? Christian Brothers Automotive has never closed a location, its franchisees have never defaulted on an SBA loan, and it has one of the highest franchisee satisfaction scores according to Franchise Business Review.
Bear in mind, the last part of USAA's 2012 analysis was Christian Brothers' high franchisee satisfaction score -- and it has increased every year since that article was published. Christian Brothers has still never closed a store -- and it has added dozens since then. Its SBA loan track record is still perfect, too.
The former head of engineering for U.S. Central Command ("CentCom") came to the same conclusion while researching businesses. Army Col. Jud Cook retired in January 2013. The former commander at CentCom in Tampa, Florida, is a self-described "car nut" who started researching automotive franchises when he knew he would be retiring.
I'm very interested in cars," Cook said. "There is probably not a car repair show that comes on that I don't try to catch. Also, my research indicated that auto repair is a very resilient business. Automotive repair continues to be something that everybody needs. They're keeping cars longer, the cars are older and they need more repairs. When the economy improves, more people will buy new cars, which will mean more cars on the road that will need repairs. So, in addition to Christian Brothers being a Godly choice because of their values, it's a choice that is economically advantageous."
To learn more about the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise opportunity, visit the research pages of www.christianbrothersfranchise.com, where you can learn about the values that inform the way the company does business. You can also fill out a form to download an in-depth free franchise report and start a conversation with Christian Brothers. You can also contact Josh Wall, Christian Brothers Automotive's vice president for franchise development, at 832-598-0419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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