AUTO REPAIR FRANCHISE IS POISED TO CONTINUE STRONG GROWTH MOMENTUM INTO 2016
2015 has been another major year of growth for the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise. So far this year, we’ve added 18 new franchises and now have more than 150 existing Christian Brothers franchise locations across 21 states.
Our franchises serviced roughly 451,000 vehicles in 2014, and with an average annual maintenance cost per vehicle of over $500 (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), it’s easy to see why the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise is still expanding our footprint into untapped markets across the U.S.
“In the automotive repair industry, the Christian Brothers franchise is a force to be reckoned with,” says Christian Brothers founder and CEO Mark Carr. “Our commitment to delivering a high level of service that customers won’t find elsewhere has helped our franchise gain a large amount of momentum in a relatively short amount of time.”
The Christian Brothers Automotive franchise plans to add roughly the same amount of franchises in 2016 –– and we show no signs of slowing down. Since we began franchising in 1996, Christian Brothers Automotive has never closed a franchise, and we have earned one of the best reputations in the franchise industry. We are currently the top-ranked auto repair franchise by Franchise Business Review.
WE’RE PART OF AN INDUSTRY THAT’S STILL EXPANDING
The momentum our franchise has gained in the past year alone underscores Christian Brothers’ strength in the auto repair industry –– one that’s predicted to keep increasing in coming years. With a whopping 250 million cars on the road in the United States that need maintenance and repair, Christian Brothers Automotive is able to grab a large share of the auto repair market. Based on findings by IHS Automotive, the average age of a car is almost 11.5 years, and that average is expected to reach nearly 12 years by 2019. IHS also says new car buyers are planning to keep cars more than a decade and drive them in excess of 200,000 miles.
Drivers trust Christian Brothers Automotive to help them keep their cars safe and in good operating condition. Our goal is to provide the ongoing maintenance customers need to prevent breakdowns from occurring in the first place and, in doing so, we’re able to establish a close connection with high-frequency customers who return to use our services throughout the entire lifespan of their vehicle.
“Christian Brothers believes in treating others the way they would want to be treated, and it shows in the way they deal with folks,” says Blair Jordan, a Christian Brothers franchise owner in Spring, Texas. “They have a lot of honesty and integrity, and that extends not only to the way they treat customers, but the way they treat franchisees and employees, too.”
A WORTHY FRANCHISE CHOICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Christian Brothers is an obvious choice for auto repair customers in search of a dependable, honest automotive franchise –– and we’re also grabbing the attention of enthusiastic entrepreneurs ready to invest in the booming automotive repair industry. Our business model makes it possible to start a multimillion-dollar business with a modest investment from the franchisee.
Christian Brothers’ highly rated, faith-based, automotive franchise contains a unique financial model wherein we assume a majority of the risk by purchasing and constructing “built-to-suit” buildings, where the franchisee owns and operates the business. Christian Brothers does not charge a franchisee based on the 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.
You do not need automotive repair experience to own and operate a successful Christian Brothers Automotive location. In fact, only about 10% of Christian Brothers Automotive owners have a background in the automotive industry. Our extensive training and support helps franchise owners with little or no automotive repair experience develop the skills and knowledge they need to grow their franchise.
Total investment for a Christian Brothers franchise starts at $403,100, and most candidates have between $75,000 and $100,000 in liquid capital. Because we purchase the land and pay for the building, it is possible to get into this industry with far less investment than other auto repair franchise options.
“How great is the need for a business like this in automotive industry? It’s huge. People don’t understand auto repair, and they need someone dependable they can trust, someone who will tell them truth,” says Jeff Toth, owner of two Christian Brothers Automotive franchises near Houston, Texas.
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