Business in St. Louis is booming due to a convergence of factors that make it an ideal place for entrepreneurs and small businesses to start and expand their operations. From the city's central location at the crossroads of the Mississippi River and its growing population, to its vibrant culture that celebrates creativity and innovation, St. Louis is an epicenter of economic activity.
Situated on the western banks of the Mississippi River, St. Louis offers quick access to both coasts as well as international markets via highway, rail, and air transportation networks. This makes it much easier for companies needing to transport goods throughout North America, allowing them to keep costs low while still boosting efficiency. Additionally, nearly a quarter of all US citizens live within 500 miles of St. Louis, making it a prime location for companies looking for customer bases in multiple markets.
3rd overall in franchisee satisfaction across multiple industries
1st overall in franchisee satisfaction in the automotive category
Average unit volume. The highest in the industry, based on five days a week.
The auto mechanics industry in the US has a market size of $80.5 billion. In 2023, the market is forecasted to grow by 2.7% (Source: IBISWorld). This recession-resistant industry continues to see significant annual growth thanks to the constant need for auto repair services. Regardless of the state of the economy, people will always need to keep their vehicles running.
There are many benefits to investing in our repair shop franchise in St. Louis, and we have the experience and know-how to set franchisees up for success.
90% of our franchisees have never worked in the automotive industry, so you don’t need to know cars to be successful. Their perspectives have allowed us to see the auto industry from the inside out and provide extraordinary guest service.
We prioritize and share our core values. We’ll discuss what it takes to run a Christian Brothers Automotive shop, from basic questions to high-level business and financials.
Our franchise support team and training programs transform franchisees into auto repair franchise champions. We’ll provide materials and technical training with a focus on guest communication. CBA also helps with hiring, recruitment, and ongoing support throughout the life of your business.
At Christian Brothers Automotive, it’s far more important for franchisee candidates to align with our values over possessing industry experience.
Some values we look for prospective owners to embody include:
The Christian Brothers Automotive franchise is proud to stand out in the crowded auto service industry. Our trusted employees aim to do business differently, in the best way possible.
Our mindfulness for those that work with us also applies to our franchisees' employees. Because our Nice Difference services make it easier for car owners to drop off their cars during the week, our franchisees can close their shops on Saturdays and Sundays, giving their employees the critical time they need to spend with their families and engage in other pursuits beyond their commitment to Christian Brothers Automotive.
Christian Brothers Automotive is all about exceptional and trustworthy service for our guests and franchisees.
We’re happy to help you find out if an auto repair franchise is right for you.
* Based upon reported average unit net sales of $2,102,183 for the period from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 for the 231 franchisee-owned Christian Brothers Automotive (CBA) locations that were opened prior to January 1, 2021. 102 of these 231 locations reported (or 44%) attained or exceeded this average. Further based upon reported average unit net sales of $2,129,865 for the period from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 for the 213 franchisee-owned Christian Brothers Automotive (CBA) locations that were opened prior to January 1, 2020. 93 of these 213 locations reported (or 44%) attained or exceeded this average. A franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance. Information made available through this or related advertisements is for general information only. Offers are made only through an effective Franchise Disclosure Document.
J.D. Power – Highest guest Satisfaction, Three Years in a Row
Forbes – America’s Best Franchises 2019
Entrepreneur – Top 500 Franchise Rankings – Ranked 7 Years in a Row
Franchise Gator – Top 100 2019
Franchise Business Review – 4th overall for franchisee satisfaction – #1 in the automotive category
Franchise Times – Top 400, #1 for growth over the past year; #170 overall
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