December 07, 2016 // Franchising.com // HORSHAM, Pa. - AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. ("AAMCO"), franchisor of the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced today the opening of its latest center in Norman, Oklahoma located at 922 N. Flood Ave. To celebrate, the center will host a special event on Monday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with WWLS Sports Animal radio broadcasting live and special discounts for customers. AAMCO of Norman specializes in transmission repair and total car care services and features six full service bays and nine lifts.
The owners, Thomas and Ronda Scott, are the largest franchisees in the AAMCO system with seven centers in Oklahoma City and two locations in Tulsa. After years of uprooting their family for Thomas' previous jobs, the Scotts were seeking a sustainable business opportunity so they could settle down and focus on family. In November 2013, after thorough research, the entrepreneurs purchased an existing AAMCO service center in Tulsa, followed by the acquisition of a second location in the market less than six months later. The Scotts quickly transformed the two units into valued businesses and overall top performers in the region.
"The past three years have been an exhilarating adventure for Ronda and me, and the opening of AAMCO of Norman is just as exciting as our first," said Thomas Scott, AAMCO franchisee. "We're thrilled to serve new customers and look forward to being part of the community for many years to come."
Prior to joining AAMCO, Thomas spent more than three decades in plastic manufacturing, while Ronda worked for 15 years as a dental hygienist. Today, the Scotts are closely involved in the day-to-day operations of their nine units.
"Thomas and Ronda have proven to be wonderful franchise owners to AAMCO and continue to impress us with their commitment to providing superior customer service each and every day," said Brett Ponton, CEO and president of American Driveline and AAMCO Transmission, Inc. "As the largest franchisees in our system, the Scotts are exemplary leaders, and we look forward to their continued success in Norman."
For more than 50 years, AAMCO's network of locally owned and independently operated automotive service centers has employed the latest technology. Expert technicians diagnose a repair, fix it right the first time and back it with a nationwide warranty. Known as the world's leading transmission expert, the company has evolved into a total car care brand that provides a variety of services including brake repair, tune-ups, shocks and struts, routine maintenance and more. AAMCO was named to Entrepreneur's 2016 Franchise 500®, ranking at the top of the transmission repair category. Based on network size, growth rate and financial strength, the brand also earned a spot on Entrepreneur's "Best of the Best" list. Additionally, AAMCO has been consecutively ranked on Franchise Times' Top 200+ for the last two years.
AAMCO of Norman will serve customers on Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, please visit www.aamco-norman.com or call 405-329-4620.
AAMCO is the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care services. AAMCO has nearly 650 franchised automotive centers throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1963, AAMCO-branded centers are proud to have served more than 45 million drivers. For more information, visit: aamcofranchises.com, aamcouniversity.com, aamco.com or aamcoblog.com.