Maaco in Longwood, FL Transfers Ownership to Longtime Industry Veterans
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Maaco in Longwood, FL Transfers Ownership to Longtime Industry Veterans

May 21, 2024 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, NC - Since 1985, Maaco Longwood has provided its surrounding community with top-tier collision repair, personalized paint work, and premier customer service. For the past two years, this location was owned by Elimu Kajunju, who also works as a legal advisor. While Kajunju still retains ownership of his additional stores, Maaco Orlando and Maaco Ocala, he has welcomed a set of seasoned owners ready to steer Maaco Longwood into the next chapter of operational excellence.

Maaco Longwood will now be owned and operated by Justin DePasquale, owner of Maaco Fort Myers, and Pete Huber, Maaco’s former regional director of operations turned franchisee.

“It fills me with great joy to see such camaraderie within our close knit network of owners,” said Daryl Hurst, president, Maaco. “For over a decade, Pete has provided his franchising expertise to the Driven Brands family and this pivot further cements our belief in the brand and business model.”

DePasquale has a rich history of giving back to the community through charitable efforts such as supporting local technical schools, providing hurricane relief in the wake of Hurricane Ian, and raising money for the Pace Center for Girls, a non-profit organization centered on providing academic classes, counseling, and social services to middle and high school girls.

In addition to the selfless support of his community, DePasquale also excels in delivering quality results for the Maaco brand and his customers. Coupled with Huber’s two decades of franchising experience, expert attention to P/L management, and efficacy in developing multi-unit teams, this duo is poised to make an even greater impact.

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