FAITH-INSPIRED AUTO REPAIR FRANCHISE CONTINUES STRONG GROWTH
Christian Brothers Automotive saw average franchisee sales climb 10.8% in 2015, reaching $1,363,412 for 122 locations that had been open a full two years. The new financial performance data is included in our updated Franchise Disclosure Document, filed at the end of April.
Christian Brothers Automotive has been growing quickly nationwide — we opened 17 locations in 2015 — and now have more than 150 locations in 24 states. CEO and Founder Mark Carr opened the first Christian Brothers Automotive in 1982 and began franchising in 1996. Over the course of three decades of operation, no location has ever closed, and our auto repair franchise has won numerous awards for franchisee satisfaction.
“We’re humbled by the impact our franchisees are having in their communities, and by the support and loyalty of our customers,” Carr said. “We set out to be a light in the auto repair industry, and to create a better experience by treating customers the way we would want to be treated. That approach has helped us attract quality people as franchisees, and has helped franchisees attract quality automotive service professionals.”
Christian Brothers Automotive franchisees saw their average sales climb 10.8% in 2015.
WHY CUSTOMERS CHOOSE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS
Christian Brothers Automotive offers an experience that is unlike what most people have come to expect from auto repair businesses.
First, the facilities themselves are attractive, impeccably clean, and comfortable.
Second, we makes it easy for customers to stop in for repair and routine maintenance by offering courtesy shuttles that take customers to work or ferry kids to school while the family car is at the facility. This makes it easy for customers to take care of their vehicle’s needs Monday through Friday.
Third, our franchisees are committed to providing transparency — clear explanations of recommended repairs in terms anyone can understand. While Christian Brothers facilities are staffed by skilled technicians, most franchisees come from backgrounds outside of auto repair. They understand the layman’s perspective and make sure customers are informed and comfortable about repair decisions.
Christian Brothers Automotive moved into a new headquarters building in 2015 to accommodate the growing support staff that serves franchisees nationwide.
WHY FRANCHISEES CHOOSE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS
Christian Brothers is a faith-based auto repair franchise with a unique financial model. We purchase the location for new auto repair centers and construct attractive “build-to-suit” buildings, where the franchisee then operates their business. Potential franchisees can get started with as little as $75,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of $200,000. Our franchisees also pay us only a share of profits, unlike most franchise systems in which franchisees pay a percentage of all revenues, regardless of whether they earn a profit. This means that franchisees do not begin paying any royalties to us until they have already become profitable. So, not only does this remove some of the financial strain of starting a new business, it also provides a tremendous incentive for us to offer outstanding support.
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