7 Cities Where Christian Brothers Automotive is Growing Fast

7 Cities Where Christian Brothers Automotive is Growing Fast

The faith-based auto repair franchise is expanding into new markets around the country

Christian Brothers recently announced plans to open multiple auto repair franchise locations in seven cities around the country.

The faith-based automotive franchise will be opening new stores in Greeley, Colorado, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Illinois, Overland Park, Kansas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Richmond, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. In Kansas, our auto repair franchise will be adding locations to a market where we already have a strong presence. In other markets, such as the Raleigh-metropolitan area, our new locations will strengthen our foothold.

Christian Brothers' business model bucks the negative stereotypes surrounding auto repair by creating a clean, comfortable environment that customers enjoy.

Christian Brothers has 150 locations, and we’ve been growing like that for years. In 2013, Christian Brothers opened 16 new locations; in 2014, we opened 12 more. The seven cities listed above are part of our ambitious plan for growth, which will find us opening 35 stores in six new states around the country. The home office team now consists of more than 50 superbly qualified team members who care for and support our franchise family.

Our rapid expansion is a reflection that our revenue is climbing

The Christian Brothers’ brand is growing in terms of number of auto repair franchise locations and in overall average revenue. In our most recent Franchise Disclosure Document, we reported that the average revenue of our auto repair franchise stores increased 4.4% from 2013 to 2014. In 2013, we reported that franchise-owned stores were averaging $1,174,586 in revenue. In 2014, the average revenue number jumped to $1,225,862. The rise in last year’s revenue is even more significant because we included 12 additional stores in our calculations.

“These numbers are validating for us because we believe that we provide the ‘nice difference’ in our industry,” says Mark Carr, CEO of Christian Brothers. “The rise of our revenue is evidence of not only in how much we’ve grown in the past few years, but of why we’ve managed to grow successfully. We treat all of our customers with dignity, our work is done with honesty and integrity, and more and more people are taking notice.”

We were recently named a best-bet investment

Franchise Grade, an online-based company engaged in comparing and grading franchise systems for their investment value, recently ranked Christian Brothers auto repair franchise as the No. 5 franchise in the nation. Out of the 2,419 franchise systems that Franchise Grade analyzed for its inaugural Top 500 list of the best franchises to buy, Christian Brothers stands out against our competition — not a single other auto repair franchise system cracked the top 50.

The “nice difference” at Christian Brothers - a gorgeous brick building, a lobby like an upscale hotel’s and comfortable furniture for customers to wait in - has been key to our growth.

In measuring the brands that made the Top 500 list, Franchise Grade developed a comprehensive metric to determine not only the financial performance of franchise systems, but the overall health of a particular brand. The company pored over thousands of Franchise Disclosure Documents, analyzed Franchise Turnover Rates, potential growth in new markets and satisfaction rates of current franchise owners.

“Given the amount of research that went into determining the Top 500 list, we feel extremely validated to be ranked so highly by Franchise Grade,” says Josh Wall, Vice President of Franchise and Strategic Development with Christian Brothers Automotive. “Our company culture of honest work based on biblical principles is the reason that in our nearly two decades of franchising, not a single one of our locations nationwide has closed. The fact that we are ranked higher than our competition speaks to the long-term and continued success of our brand.”

Christian Brothers is a highly rated, faith-based, automotive franchise with a unique financial model. Christian Brothers assumes a majority of the risk by purchasing and constructing “built-to-suit” buildings, where the franchisee becomes the owner/operator. Christian Brothers does not charge a franchisee based on top-line revenues like virtually every other franchisor, but instead on a share of the profits, which is calculated after expenses. Franchisees also pay themselves a salary before they pay the franchisor a nickel.

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