Meineke Revs Up Jacksonville with New Center Opening
New Location Continues Strong Nationwide Expansion Trend for Total Car Care Brand
July 09, 2018 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The chequered flag is waiving as Meineke’s opening in Jacksonville signals a victorious moment for local drivers.
Owned and operated locally, the service bay doors are now open for business to area customers. Bo Palmer, a local resident, welcomes the community and commuters to experience firsthand Meineke’s pledge: “Taking Care of Your Car Shouldn’t Take Over Your Life.”
Situated at 8605 Beach Blvd., the new location benefits from the brand’s customer loyalty and reputation as America’s trusted total car care partner. The shop offers a comprehensive line of car care services, from routine oil changes to extensive car repair. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“Trust is everything and no other car care brand has earned that with drivers more than Meineke. I am very proud to bring it to Jacksonville,” said Palmer. “There is already so much excitement for the new center here in Jacksonville that I can clearly see the need exists for a center with Meineke’s reputation. Plus, we’ve created rewarding job opportunities for car technicians.”
With a career as a military officer for over 20 years and a love of cars from a young age, Palmer is excited to change gears and run his own business. During his time in the Navy, Palmer managed budgets, facilities and maintenance on ships. Parallels to the auto repair and service business drew him to become a Meineke franchisee.
“Bo and his team are sure to steer local drivers in the right direction when it comes to car care,” said Jon Gaiman, Chief Development Officer of Driven Brands, the parent company of Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. “We are confident that Bo’s seasoned background in Navy ship maintenance and operations will shine and make Meineke of Jacksonville the new ultimate car repair center. He represents the ideal franchisee – a savvy entrepreneur that is ready to use his background, business expertise and the benefits of our franchise support system to push this location to be the best in town.”
Today, there are more than 900 locations currently open nationwide. The opening in Jacksonville reflects the momentum behind the brand. Meineke’s robust customer rewards program, Meineke Rewards, provides convenient, mobile device access to redeem points earned through services and maintenance bonuses. Points are used for free service visits and the mobile app can be used to book appointments online, track points and store maintenance information. MCC Rewards members also receive free towing to a Meineke location.
Meineke is just one of the automotive industry mainstay brand names included under the Driven Brands umbrella. Driven Brands encompasses names well recognized for the services they have been providing businesses and consumers alike over a combined 130 years. In 2006, Driven Brands created the largest family of automotive aftermarket service companies in the country under every major automotive vertical, including repair and maintenance, paint and collision, distribution and quick lube. With over 2,000 centers in North America positioned strongly for continued growth, Driven Brands is the number one choice when considering a franchise is the automotive industry.
For more information on Meineke in Jacksonville, please visit https://www.meineke.com/locations/fl/jacksonville-2773/.
Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. 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 3 million cars a year. In recent years, Meineke has expanded its product offerings to better meet the demands of its customers and a changing marketplace, becoming the “total car care” brand. Meineke continues to be ranked as one of the best franchise opportunities in the country.
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