Ranked number one by J.D. Power in Customer Satisfaction among Aftermarket Full-Service Maintenance and Repair Providers two times in a row*, Christian Brothers Automotive announced a new signed agreement that will bring a new location to Alafaya, Florida.
Owned by longtime, local entrepreneur, Bryce Merideth, the new shop marks the expansion of quality car care in Central Florida, with a refreshing guiding principle accompanying the approach Christian Brothers Automotive takes with its guests: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Beyond just exemplary auto service, the brand takes a close interest in the health of its guests’ vehicles by approaching auto repair work with transparency, integrity and compassion, the company says.
The Alafaya location will be Christian Brothers Automotive’s 13th shop in Florida, and Merideth’s second location.
“The lasting success of my first location showed me the incredible opportunity to bring more of Christian Brothers Automotive’s quality car repair to residents across the Greater Orlando Area,” said Merideth, owner of Christian Brothers Automotive in Clermont and currently developing his third location in Ocoee. “Alafaya residents will benefit from a car care concept that puts our guest first, providing fair estimates and assessments of their vehicles from start to finish.”
Prior to opening and developing Christian Brothers Automotive in Clermont, Ocoee and Alafaya, Merideth graduated from the University of Central Florida, with a degree in entrepreneurship, and worked for Bridgestone North America, managing commercial accounts throughout Florida. He also has experience working on and repairing race cars. As a lifelong resident of the Orlando area, his knowledge of the local communities and prior industry experience will be imperative to continuing his success with his new Christian Brothers Automotive Ocoee and Alafaya locations.
“At the foundation of our services is the understanding of how to build confidence with our consumers and earn their trust in us as aftermarket automotive professionals. With this signed agreement, we’re focused on providing a better experience for more guests in the Greater Orlando area,” said Donnie Carr, president and CEO of Christian Brothers Automotive. “I’m confident that Bryce’s passion for providing quality service makes him the perfect fit for the Alafaya area.”
Based on a business model that taking your car to be serviced shouldn’t be a chore, Christian Brothers Automotive offers a wide array of services, from simple upkeep and maintenance to preventative services addressing issues that would otherwise require more expensive repair and replacement down the road.
Ideal franchisees like Merideth are highly driven individuals who will embrace the support and resources of a franchise system to push their bottom line, says the company. Prospects also should have extensive team leadership experience at a management level as well as sales experience, with a record of continued career advancement and upward mobility.
Individuals interested in owning a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise should be good financial stewards who have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and a minimum liquidity of $85,000. Christian Brothers Automotive says it also is a proud partner of the VetFran program. Approved candidates receive 10% off of the total franchise fee. The estimated initial investment for a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise ranges from $454,250 to $582,400, with 82-83% of the investment typically financed over a 10-year period using Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
For more information about the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise opportunity, visit http://www.christianbrothersfranchise.com.