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Fueling Growth Together: Christian Brothers Automotive's Mentorship Program

Bridget Killian
December 1, 2023
Fueling Growth Together: Christian Brothers Automotive's Mentorship Program

Christian Brothers Automotive is a brand that continuously aims to uplift Franchise Owners and Operators through robust training and ongoing support. Because 85% of our Franchisee Owners/Operators have no prior experience in the automotive field, we’ve built a training program to ensure they have all the knowledge they need to be auto repair franchise champions. Training begins with an online pre-training course that new Franchisees complete on their own time, followed by a two-week in-office training held at our headquarters in Houston. Then, the hands-on training begins.

After spending four weeks at a Certified Field Location, learning the ins and outs of day-to-day operations from the perspective of a team member, new Franchisees then spend two more weeks learning directly from a Certified Field Trainer (CFT). Our CFTs are Franchisees themselves, and they continue the initial training period by providing first-hand knowledge from an owner's perspective. A new Franchisee’s CFT will also spend a week at their location to assist in implementing what they learned in training to their own business.

We believe hands-on training is the best way to jump-start a business’s success and build a foundation for continued advancement. By offering first-hand experience from day one, our Franchisees learn the ropes quickly with their CFT by their side to guide them wherever needed.

This program is both beneficial to incoming Franchise Owners and Operators and to our CFTs who work with them. The mentorship opportunity creates a network of support, where Franchisees can lean on each other for advice, best practices, and spiritual guidance. Jeff Toth, one of the first Franchisees trained as a Christian Brothers Automotive CFT, said he has established lifelong relationships with those he mentors: “I now have friends that know I’m there for them and [I] also know they are there for me whenever needed.”

Scott Stidd, another experienced CFT, also keeps in touch with those he has been entrusted with. Stidd remains open to communication from the Franchisees who trained with him, and hopes they feel comfortable going to him with anything they need, even after training is over. For him, that is one of the best aspects of the program.

“I am only a phone call away for questions and can help them with anything,” Stidd shared.

For incoming Franchisees, CFTs are both a source of information and there to reinforce positive outcomes. Toth describes his role as a CFT as being a cheerleader for those he mentors: “CFTs create a sense of trust within Franchisees since they’ve undergone similar experiences and challenges while opening their businesses.”

Our CFTs report they continuously learn more about Christian Brothers Automotive with each mentorship opportunity. For Scott Stidd, getting to see the growth and prosperity of his fellow Franchisees is an honor unique to this role.

Through our CFT mentorship program, our family of Franchise Owners and Operators can share in the joy of one another’s successes. Toth shared he often brings some of his own team members to assist with his mentee’s grand opening events so they too can join in the excitement. Doing so unites passionate individuals who share the same goal of reshaping the auto repair industry.

If you’re interested in learning more about our CFT mentorship program or becoming a Franchisee, fill out the inquiry form on our website and our team will be in touch.

Christian Brothers Automotive

Disclaimer: Information made available through this website regarding the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise opportunity is for general information only and is not intended to be a franchise offer. Offers are made only after delivery of an effective Franchise Disclosure Document in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. None of the communications made through this website should be construed as an offer to sell Christian Brothers Automotive franchises in, nor is any such communication directed to the residents of, any jurisdiction requiring registration of a franchise before it is offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No Christian Brothers Automotive franchises will be sold to any resident of such jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law.

Format Disclosure: Assuming you qualify as a prospective franchisee of Christian Brothers Automotive, we may provide you with a Franchise Disclosure Document in hard copy or electronic format. If the Franchise Disclosure Document is furnished electronically, it will be provided in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. You must use the Adobe Acrobat program in order to open and view this type of electronic file.

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