Maaco Recognizes Top-Performing Franchisees During Annual Convention
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Maaco Recognizes Top-Performing Franchisees During Annual Convention

Paint and Collision Leader Recognizes More than 60 Franchisees

January 05, 2018 // // CHARLOTTE - Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair recognized more than 60 franchisees during this year’s convention in Paradise Island, Bahamas held late fall 2017. Maaco franchisees from throughout North America were recognized for several achievements including outstanding sales performance, operational excellence, leadership, growth and overall performance.

“Each year, it’s an honor to recognize the top performers in the Maaco system,” said Jason Ryan, president of Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair. “These franchisees are a great example of success as they have achieved strong sales, operated multiple shops with excellence, committed to local community service and so much more.”

This year’s award winners:

Syl Young Award:

  • Tim Wright, Farmington, MI
  • David M Lapps Award
  • Brian Greenley, Littleton, CO

Maaco Cup:

  • Mohammed Sayyah, Indianapolis, IN

Rookie of the Year:

  • Matt and Jennifer Browning, McKinney, TX
  • Peter Flannigan, Airdrie, AB
  • Maaco Milestone Award:
  • Brian Greenley, Littleton, CO
  • Joe Ambuul, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Ryan Thornton, Pearl City, HI
  • Ron and Marie Raio, Delran, NJ
  • Chris and Paul Zammito, Brockton, MA
  • Derek and Stephanie Jameson, Antioch, TN
  • Wade Mackay, Dartmouth, NS
  • Dennis and Gloria Raftopoulos, North Brunswick, NJ
  • Chuck and Cathy Liesenfeld, Burnsville, MN
  • Mohammad and Noreen Ehtesham, Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Hector Loyo and Gary Zanoni, New Berlin, WI
  • Ron and Judy Vogel, Denver, CO
  • Kevin Calnan and Melissa Fimognari, New Hampton, NY
  • Kevin Taylor, Houston, TX
  • Ivan and Annabella Montoya, Tampa, FL
  • Russell Gurr, Lakewood, CO
  • Matt and Caroline Peach, Orlando, FL
  • AJ and Katie Inge, Chesapeake, VA
  • Allan Mann, Regina, SK
  • The Mirante Family, Edmonton, AB
  • Jim and Jaime Powell, Commerce City, CO
  • Scott and Kirk Jeffery, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Dave and Kathy Konkle, Seattle, WA
  • Mohammed Sayyah, Indianapolis, IN
  • Vince and Kelly McAllister, Vacaville, CA
  • Scott Dance, Nepean, ON
  • Adam and Leslie Dennis, Denver, CO

Maaco franchisees are also recognized on a regional level with the Regional Cup Awards for stellar performance and operations that lead to an increase in both car count and overall sales and QSI Awards for operational excellence.

The 2017 Regional Cup winners are:

  • Northeast Region:
    Mohammad and Noreen Ehtesham, Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Mid-Atlantic Region:
    Katie Inge, Chesapeake, VA
  • South Central Region:
    Roy and Sheila Seay, Lubbock, TX
  • Southeast Region:
    Luke McClatchey, Greer, SC
  • Midwest North Region:
    Nick Patel, Villa Park, IL
  • West Region:
    Adam and Leslie Dennis, Denver, CO
  • Canada:
    Steve Celli, Newmarket, ON

The 2017 Regional QSI Award winners are:

  • North Region:
    Rob and Shirley Shriver, Akron, OH
  • Mid-Atlantic Region:
    Ken and Kyle Ingram and Edmon Cosby, Decatur, AL
  • Southeast Region:
    Joe and Susanne Johnson, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Northeast Region:
    Rizwan Afzal and Irm Shahzadi, Windsor, NJ
  • South Central Region:
    Al and Christine Benedick, St. Louis, MO
  • Midwest North Region:
    Chuck and Cathy Liesenfeld, Burnsville, MN
  • West Region:
    Derek and Lorraine Coombes, Fairfield, CA
  • Canada:
    Dangal and Balji Deol, Kelowna, BC

These awards promote merit by recognizing those who have made extraordinary contributions to the Maaco system and exemplify the highest standards of a Maaco franchisees. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to their peers as they embody the core values of serving customers and commitment to the Maaco brand.

About Maaco

Maaco, North America’s Bodyshop - a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands based in Charlotte, NC - is North America's #1 auto paint and collision repair franchise. Maaco provides automotive paint and cosmetic repair services for nearly 500,000 drivers annually, with more than 470 owned and operated franchises across the United States and Canada. Maaco has restored the safety and appearance of more than 20 million vehicles over 40+ years and is currently ranked #1 in the automotive appearance services category by Entrepreneur Magazine. For more information about franchising opportunities, visit For additional information, visit




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