Why Franchisees with Untraditional Career Backgrounds Choose Christian Brothers

At first glance, Jonita White and Jud Cook could not be more different. Jonita is a self-described “girly girl” who doesn’t know much about cars. Military veteran Jud Cook says he’s a “car nut” and catches every car repair show he can. Despite their different levels of automotive expertise, they’re both outstanding franchisees in the Christian Brothers Automotive family. 

That’s because franchising success with Christian Brothers is about more than an understanding of cars — it’s about service to people. Christian Brothers looks for fresh minds that have an innate drive and for people who can put others before themselves. Jonita, who owns her location in Texas, embodies the service leader quality that Christian Brothers looks for. She has a background in oversight roles in security, property management, housekeeping and more. She translated that knowledge to management of technicians. Even if Jonita didn’t quite understand the mechanics of car repairs, she understands what customer satisfaction means.

Jud Cook shares those values too. He was interested in a franchise opportunity that was not just about financial gains but aligning with his Christian values of doing good in the community. After years of serving in the military, Jud wanted to plant roots in a business which would give his family stability and purpose. He found that Christian Brothers checked all the boxes, and has launched three locations since he started more than six years ago. 

Franchisees with untraditional backgrounds like Jud and Jonita are welcome additions to Christian Brothers Automotive. We have consistently won high marks in customer satisfaction because we look for franchisees who have the passion, diligence and work ethic to deliver superior service. Both Jud and Jonita also have deep roots in their communities and embody Christian Brothers’ core values of neighborliness, joy, excellence and transparency.

We’re seeking passionate entrepreneurs like Jud and Jonita to join our growing network. If you are highly-driven, ready to embrace the support and resources of a franchise system, and have extensive team leadership experience at a management level as well sales experience, we encourage you to learn more about what it takes to qualify as a Christian Brothers Automotive franchisee.