Steps to Ownership

Christian Brothers Automotive Ownership Process

Opening Your Own Auto Service Franchise

Before you can open your new Christian Brothers Automotive franchise, we need to make sure this is a good fit for you and us. From start to finish, our franchisee approval process takes 4-6 weeks. That’s why we’ve developed a Mutual Evaluation Process we call the Discovery Process to help us both learn more about each other and make an informed decision about your future before taking next steps.

Step 1: Tell Us About Yourself

The first step focuses on you. We want to know more about you and your goals for starting a business. What preparation for business ownership have you had up to this point? What does your ideal business look like?

Step 2: Let’s Talk

This second step should help you learn more about us. We will talk about the Christian Brothers Automotive opportunity and discuss our 3 Core Systems that have helped make Christian Brothers Automotive 100% successful in our 38 years of franchising.

These systems include business and operations training programs, marketing and PR support, and financial/accounting support to help you reach your goals.

Step 3: Learn More About Us

Next, you will receive a copy of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). This document contains all the necessary information about Christian Brothers Automotive so you can make a more informed decision. It is similar to an investment prospectus.

Christian Brothers Vehicle and Store Front

Step 4: Talk to Our Franchisees

We want you to talk to our franchise owners. No one can give you better information than those already in the Christian Brothers Automotive family. Ask them about their experiences and get a clearer picture of the day-to-day operations of one of our stores.

Step 5: Discovery Day & In-store Evaluation Day

If you have made it this far and you qualify, we will invite you to our headquarters in Houston, Texas. During your Discovery Day, you will interview with our executive team and meet with the departments you would work with as a franchisee if you are awarded a Christian Brothers location. While attending your In-store Evaluation Day you will spend a day with a local franchisee helping you to see the day-to-day operations of a local store while being evaluated in that setting as well.

Step 6: Your Consideration

Decision time. At this point in the process, you can express interest in being considered for a franchise by completing a License Consideration Form. If you choose to be considered for a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise, your application and qualifications will reach our executive team for their final decision.

Step 7: Awarding Process

Time to get started. If you receive approval, then congratulations are in order. It is time to start building your new business because you are one step closer to reaching your goals.

Ready to start this process? We're ready to hear from you! Contact our home office to learn more.

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Hear From Some of Our Franchisees

  • "These are very knowledgeable guys who are really proud of their work, and when we bring a customer into the garage to explain a repair to them, and they get to see the customer who they are helping, it makes a difference. Plus, we really are a family ..."

    Amy & Mark Stehr

  • "How would you treat that customer if it was your mom, or your grandmother? You’d take care of them the right way. That’s really what we fall on, and we trust God for the results."

    Chip Fenner

  • "People don’t understand auto repair, and they need someone dependable they can trust, someone who will tell them truth."

    Jeff Toth