The Christian Brother Automotive franchise opportunity is an investment that aligns well with the values held by potential franchise owners. As the 2022 Franchise Business Review survey shows, many of our existing shop owners found our automotive franchise enticing because it allows them to not only develop their business ownership goals, but also engage in community giveback initiatives and value-driven work through our people-first approach to automotive care. Our commitment to a culture of excellence can be seen in our Home Office and every one of our 257 shops across the country. Here's how we embody our core values of neighborly, joy, excellence, and transparency – all while helping others:
National Day of Service
In 2005, we hosted our very first National Service Day to spread goodwill in the communities we serve. While this allocated day of service started as a franchisee-led initiative, it has since grown into a cornerstone of our brand. Every second Saturday of October, each member of the Christian Brothers Automotive family comes together to give back to single moms and other individuals who may need a helping hand. Our shops partner with local churches and other non-profit organizations to identify the needs in each community. Then, on National Service Day, our teams donate their time and the cost of parts to provide participants free oil changes and other safety repairs. Our commitment to neighborliness and compassion are vital to the continued culture we wish to cultivate at Christian Brothers Automotive, and our franchisees exemplify those characteristics magnificently. We recently celebrated our 12th annual National Service Day on October 15th, click here to learn more.
Our Compassion Driven Franchise System
To further encourage our franchise family to pursue a path of giving, we instill in our automotive franchise system many ways to pay it forward. From our welcoming waiting rooms in each shop to our complimentary shuttle service, our auto service franchise model puts people first and treats each guest with the utmost care and respect. After celebrating 40 years of business, we wanted to show both our franchise owners and guests how much their continued support means to the Christian Brothers Automotive brand. Throughout September, our Home Office team sent each owner a gift box containing items representing our core values: Excellence, Transparency, Joy and Neighborly. To keep kindness contagious, shop owners then surprised one of their loyal guests with a gift box of their own, as a token of thanks and appreciation. In addition, some of the guest gift boxes contained randomly placed golden tickets, which awarded 40 lucky guests with a year of free oil changes. When our brand exemplifies our culture commitments at a corporate level, our franchisees feel encouraged to continue their commitment to bettering the lives of others in their own communities.
Owners Impacting their Communities
From franchise owners to shop managers, our franchise system consistently looks for the best ways to engage with the community and help those in need. We are honored to have many incredibly kindhearted individuals on our team who volunteer their time to help others. For example, manager of the Christian Brothers Automotive shops in Bryan and College Station, Texas, Jeremy Smith, was named the 2022 Lighthouse Award recipient for his volunteer work with OnRamp. Jeremey donated countless hours of his spare time to build and oversee the organization's vehicle team, repair clients' cars and build an incredible vehicle tracking database.
Jerry Wilson is another franchisee whose selfless acts have not gone unnoticed. As owner of the Lake Jackson, Texas shop, Jerry and his team recently donated a repaired vehicle to Lettie Wilson. Lettie, a single mother with two daughters, had just been involved in an accident that left her without transportation. By partnering with a local nonprofit, Jerry and his shop team were able to step up and help someone truly in need. Jerry and Jeremy are just two examples of the countless team members at Christian Brothers Automotive that put our values into action. Their generosity and servant leadership play a large role in allowing us to stay on top of a competitive industry.
The positive culture of a company can improve overall franchisee and guest satisfaction. We value the input of our current franchise owners and are proud to have been recognized by the Franchise Business Review survey in several categories for 2022. This year, Christian Brothers Automotive received the following distinctions:
- Most Profitable Franchise
- Most Innovative Franchise
- Best Franchise Culture
- Top Franchise for Veterans
Ready to align yourself with a values-driven and high-satisfaction concept like Christian Brothers Automotive? Fill out our inquiry form to start the journey to business ownership.