LOCAL BUSINESS PUBLICATION FEATURES THE FIRST FAITH-BASED AUTO REPAIR FRANCHISE OWNER IN THE CINCINNATI METROPOLITAN AREA, AND HIS UNIQUE BUSINESS MOTTO
The Cincinnati Business Courier broke the good news to residents of the Queen City: Christian Brothers Automotive auto repair franchise has opened its first location in the area.
In an article entitled, “This Local Franchisee’s Motto May Raise Eyebrows,” the local publication describes the unique way that owner Doug Beachy, a former account executive at a large management firm, decided to get into the auto repair business.
Doug was watching “Deal or No Deal,” the hit television game show, and found the show’s emphasis on “go big or go home,” to be an irresponsible way of making a financial decision. Doug decided to do the exact opposite and open a business with motto: “Go small or go home.”
“When the contestants were faced with the question of risking their current winnings for a chance to win more, their answer was always, ‘Go big or go home,’ and you’re always seeing that in the corporate world today,” Doug says in the article. “My friend said to me, ‘That’s just totally wrong,’ When it comes to making a difference in the world, instead of waiting around for something big that may not happen anyway, go small and go home.”
We’re growing in Cincinnati and all over the nation
Doug might be opening the first Christian Brothers auto repair franchise location in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, but our brand is growing like wildfire across America. We believe that our tremendous growth is the result of our faith-based business model. Our customers return to us again and again because of our ethical business practices. By allowing our owners to live their faith in their business, we have not closed a single Christian Brothers store since we began franchising in 1996.
We celebrated 30 years in business and opened our 100th store in 2012. By 2013 we’d grown to more than 110 store locations in 12 states with more than 30 stores in development in six new states. Now, in 2015, we have 145 operating stores in 20 states with 20 under development, with a growth plan to reach 200 strategically placed locations by the end of 2017.
A shining light in the industry
Treating customers and employees with dignity and respect is evident in the services that Christian Brothers offers to its customers. Each store has a courtesy shuttle to help customers get to work — or anywhere else — and back while their cars are being repaired. They can also go to work knowing that they will not have to give up their weekends to having their cars fixed, because Christian Brothers is closed on Saturdays.
We close on Saturdays not only to give our employees a full weekend but because in doing so, we are able to attract the most talented mechanics, who enjoy knowing they’ll be able to spend the weekend with their families and friends.
Christian Brothers is a highly rated, faith-based, auto repair franchise with a unique financial model. Christian Brothers assumes a majority of the risk by purchasing and constructing “built-to-suit” buildings, which the franchisee then manages. 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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