Maaco Encourages Veteran Entrepreneurs to Become Franchise Owners
Significant Financial Incentives Help Make Ownership a Reality
May 23, 2019 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE - Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, the leader in the $43billion automotive paint and collision industry, and a longtime supporter of our nation’s veterans, is proud to announce significant financial incentives for veterans who want to become entrepreneurs and join the Maaco family as a Maaco center owner.
Bob Benjamin, President of Maaco, knows the value of military service and has a special appreciation for veterans. Benjamin served his country for 30 years as a Colonel in the U. S. Army, which included several deployments.
“My senior Vice President of Operations was a Naval Special Operations Officer, and we have a long history of not only hiring veterans to work on the Maaco team, but also a long history of military veterans owning franchises,” said Benjamin. “We are proud to offer some great programs to bring veterans right out of the military and put them into the ownership positions and help them get started running their own business."
A new franchisee who qualifies as a veteran will receive a substantial reduction on the initial franchise fee, as well as a reduction on the royalty fees during the first two years of a new Maaco center’s operations.
“Veterans bring with them skills learned throughout their service- such as a strong work ethic, determination and a get-it-done attitude that make them successful entrepreneurs,” said Benjamin.
Maaco offers all new franchisees the benefit of a proven playbook backed by 47 years of experience in the automotive repair and painting industry, a training program second to none, and ongoing operational support. Maaco plans to participate in job fairs and special events at many of the country’s military bases to get the word out and meet with soldiers who are completing their active duty and looking forward to their next career.
Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, a member of the Driven Brands® portfolio, is America’s #1 Bodyshop. Maaco provides automotive paint and cosmetic repair services for nearly 500,000 drivers annually. With more than 500 independently owned and operated franchises across the United States and Canada, Maaco has restored the safety and appearance of more than 20 million vehicles over 47 years. Maaco has been named a top automotive franchise numerous times by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 ranking. In addition to other honors, Maaco has been included on Franchise Times’ list of Top 200 franchises. For more information about Maaco, visit www.Maaco.com.
About Driven Brands
Driven Brands, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the parent company of North America’s leading automotive aftermarket brands across four distinct verticals: Repair & Maintenance, housing Meineke Car Care Centers®; Paint & Collision, housing Maaco® and CARSTAR North America®; Distribution, housing 1-800-Radiator & A/C®; and Quick Lube, housing Take 5 Oil Change. Driven Brands has more than 2,500 centers across North America, and combined, all businesses generate more than $2.6 billion in system sales and service approximately 8 million vehicles annually. For more information, visit drivenbrands.com.
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