Local Entrepreneur Opens His First Meineke Car Care Center in Richmond, KY
Brings Years of Corporate Experience to America’s Leading Auto Repair Franchise to Serve Drivers in the Bluegrass State
Facility Opens for Business this Week, Grand Opening Event Scheduled for May 12, 2018
April 11, 2018 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE - Local businessman Keith Alley, who spent years as an executive in the mining industry, was looking to shift gears when he retired and put his years of experience to work running his own business.
Alley crossed paths with Meineke Car Care Centers, and soon, he was a new franchisee opening his first Meineke location at 920 Commercial Drive, Richmond, KY 40475. It is the first Meineke location in Richmond and the third in the Lexington metro market. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment visit here or call (859) 661-4039.
Meineke offers total automotive repair services, including tune-ups, diagnostic analysis, oil changes, tire and wheel services, exhaust and catalytic converter repairs, springs, batteries and air-conditioning service. In addition, Meineke offers fleet service, shuttle service and discounts for Veterans and senior citizens, as well as the Meineke Credit Card that can help users get the auto repairs they need now.
The new Meineke location in Richmond had operated as a repair facility for the past 14 years, and Alley conducted a full exterior and interior restoration when he purchased it. He added stonework, elevated the front of the building for visibility, painted and updated the five service bays inside and out. He also renovated the lobby to enhance the experience for customers waiting for their vehicles to be serviced.
One thing Alley didn’t change was the seasoned team of technicians that had worked at the previous facility. They continue to deliver excellent service and repairs, but Alley did have the opportunity to expand and hire new team members, too.
Alley said he chose the Meineke Car Care network after thorough research.
“Meineke offers a proven platform for success and we are following it to a T,” said Alley. “We are offering the full array of Meineke services and programs, and look forward to building our brand in the Richmond area with their marketing resources.”
The location opened for business on April 2, and plans a grand opening celebration for customers on May 12 in conjunction with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and other local partners.
For more information of Meineke franchise opportunities, please visit: www.meinekefranchise.com.
Meineke Car Care Centers, LLC. is a division of Driven Brands, Inc., the leading automotive aftermarket franchisor in the world. Founded in 1972, Meineke has more than 900 centers that service approximately three million cars a year. Over the years, Meineke has expanded its product offerings to better meet the demands of its customers and a changing marketplace. Meineke continues to be ranked as one of the best franchise opportunities in the country and has recently won top franchise rankings from Forbes, Franchise Times and Entrepreneur Magazine. For more information, please visit meineke.com.
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