Christian Brothers Automotive Speeds Across Franchise Finish Line with Record Store Openings
Renowned Brand Closes Out 2018 Ready to Accelerate into New Year with Highest Total New Franchise Store Openings in Brand History
January 14, 2019 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Christian Brothers Automotive opened more locations in 2018 than any previous year in the brand’s history, opening 21 new franchise locations and signing 26 new agreements, positioning the brand for robust growth in 2019 with plans to open 20 new locations.
Christian Brothers’ impressive franchising achievement comes as the result of a long-term investment in building its franchise system to support sustained growth.
“Without our incredible franchisees and their teams this growth wouldn’t have been possible. We’ve been aiming for this goal for years and it’s incredibly satisfying to surpass it after investing so much into our infrastructure to make it happen,” said Josh Wall, chief development officer for Christian Brothers. “We’ve worked to expand on so many aspects of our franchise development services, from operational coaching to our technical training team and marketing support. Based on this level of momentum I’m confident we can continue to set and exceed our goals for growth in 2019 as well.”
Long distinguished as the most trustworthy auto repair company, Christian Brothers Automotive began 2018 with plans to increase its footprint in key markets. With over 190 units in 25 states domestically, Christian Brothers targeted 20 new locations in 2018 and ultimately surpassed that goal with a total of 21.
“The fact that we were able to exceed our goal of at least 20 locations a year is a testament to the hard work of our phenomenal franchisees and to the foundation of our services, which is building a trusting relationship with as many guests as possible,” added Wall. “The more locations we’re able to open in 2019 and beyond, the stronger the relationships we’re able to build with our guests and the more robust our franchise system becomes. Our franchisees are leaders in their communities and are committed to giving guest the keys to making the final decisions for their own cars, and we’re excited for what the future holds for Christian Brothers.”
A refreshing guiding principle runs through the approach Christian Brothers Automotive takes with its customers: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Beyond just exemplary auto service, the brand takes a close interest in the health of its customers’ vehicles by approaching auto repair work with transparency, integrity and compassion.
Based on a business model that taking your car to be serviced shouldn’t be a chore, Christian Brother Automotive offers a wide array of services, from simple upkeep and maintenance to preventative services addressing issues that would otherwise require more expensive repair and replacement down the road.
Founded in Mission Bend, Texas in 1982, Christian Brothers Automotive has successfully changed the way customers think about the auto service experience. From the comfortable waiting room environment of each shop to the hassle-free interaction with shop owners and managers, Christian Brothers Automotive provides customers with an informative and comforting assurance.
Ideal Christian Brothers Automotive franchisees are strong leaders with experience leading a team and who love serving people. They prioritize giving back and engaging with their local community in order to ultimately make a difference for everyone around them. The estimated initial investment for a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise ranges from $458,950 and $555,350, with 82-83% of the investment typically financed over a 10-year period using Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Interested individuals must also have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and $85,000 liquid capital to ensure additional funding is available while launching their franchise.
About Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation
Dedicated to its brand mission “To glorify God, by loving your neighbor as yourself” Christian Brothers Automotive has firmly planted its roots in faith, honesty and trust, which have proven to be clear differentiators in the competitive auto services and repair industry, a $380 billion sector in the U.S. economy. With its guiding principles instilled from the very first location, which opened in 1982, Christian Brothers Automotive has successfully expanded to more than 190 locations in 25 states. The Houston-based company delivers a variety of professional auto-care services including upkeep, maintenance, and repair.
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