Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise
Christian Brothers Automotive is a franchise for a business providing automobile services. It was founded by Mark Carr in 1982 and started franchising in 1997. The company concept was based on Mark Carr’s concept of having an automotive service facility that has very strong practice on honesty and integrity.
Despite Mark having little knowledge in the industry, the customers reacted positively to how he was always present at the site and how they dealt with their customers with strong ethical principles. Because of the success of the first location, he had several friends asking him to help them open up their own automotive repair stores. He felt fulfilled having helped other Christian families open up their own businesses. He made sure that these stores were structured in such a way that he is able to control the quality of service that they provide. His principle was simple. He just wanted everyone dealing with all the customers with honesty and integrity. He says that they are there not just to run a business but to also to support the local, national, and global communities. They encourage their franchisees to play an active role in their own communities by supporting local ministries, sponsorships, and community activities. They have been featured in different forms of media such as newspapers, radio telecasts, internet radio webcasts and on television. Some are from Fort Worth Television KTVT, UK Daily Telegraph, Fox News, CBS Houston KHOU TV, starlocalnews.com, myfoxhouston.com, and Tyler Morning Telegraph of tylerpaper.com. They now have 65 locations all over the United States and five locations that are company owned.
Costs and requirements on running a Christian Brother Automotive
You need to have a net worth of $250,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $75,000. Expect to be investing about $349,000 to $390,000. The Christian Brothers Automotive franchise fee is $125,000 with an on-going royalty fee that varies. This is for a renewable 16 year term agreement. You will need about eight employees to run one location. They allow multi unit ownership but they don’t allow absentee ownership. It would also be to your advantage if you have a general business experience, marketing skills, and experience in customer service.
What is included in the franchise package?
There will be three weeks training at the headquarters and two weeks at your location. You will have exclusivity in your territory within a three mile radius. You will be receiving newsletters, attend meetings, expecting occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. There will be assistance at the grand opening. You will also be given access to the internet. For marketing support, there will be regional marketing.
Christian Brothers Automotive Contact Details:
You may reach them at:
Address: 15995 N. Barkers Landing, #145 Houston, Texas 77079