Meineke Accelerates Rapid Growth Across The US, More Than 25 New Commitments Since July 1

Meineke Accelerates Rapid Growth Across The US, More Than 25 New Commitments Since July 1

Meineke recently announced new limited-time incentives for entrepreneurs looking to become a Meineke franchise owner and for current franchisees interested in opening additional centers.

Meineke Car Care Centers says it has seen substantial growth in new store openings and new license signings in 2019. In the past 90 days, the company has secured more than 25 new commitments to grow, and the brand continues to gain momentum.

Meineke recently announced new limited-time incentives for entrepreneurs looking to become a Meineke franchise owner and for current franchisees interested in opening additional centers. Investors, entrepreneurs and existing franchisees who sign a franchise agreement by Dec. 31, 2019, are eligible to receive significant financial incentives during their first year of ownership.

Joe Cooper, the owner of seven franchise locations throughout the greater Charlotte, North Carolina, area, opened his first center in 2014 with five employees and has grown to seven centers and 65 employees. Cooper continues this growth plan and has signed on to open 10 more centers in the greater Charlotte area.

“Meineke is a leader in the industry,” said Cooper. “They are on the cutting-edge of technology, and that’s important to me because they are always introducing programs to help grow our business.

Ben Leffell and Colin Farrell of Morningside Texas Holdings acquired their first seven Meineke locations in March 2018. They recently added a ninth location in Farmers Branch, adding to locations in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Garland, Austin, Arlington, Lewisville, Pantego and Pflugerville, Texas. They have plans to continue their growth through same-store sales increases and expansion to new locations. 

“Meineke is a data-driven brand,” said Leffell. “They collect data and use it to help owners enhance their business. That’s the kind of support multi-store owners need to be successful.”

Kishan Chaniyara and his family recently added two Meineke licenses in the Virginia area to their multi-brand portfolio, which includes Dunkin’, Baskin-Robbins and Sonic.

“What set Meineke apart from other options we looked at in the automotive space is how they are moving forward with technology — for example, their eInspection system,” said Chaniyara. “Being a millennial, the technology is what really attracted me to the brand.”

“High brand recognition, cutting-edge technology and [a] robust playbook are what end up being the deciding factors for our franchise owners,” said Jon Gaiman, chief development officer for Driven Brands. “They can see how we approach business, how data-driven we are, how we are able to diagnose exactly where the opportunities lie in their market, and how to realize those opportunities.”

You May Also Like

NABC Golf Fundraiser Will Support Recycled Rides

The event raises funds to support hundreds of NABC Recycled Rides car presentations to those in need.

NABC Recycled Vehicles to Be Presented to Families and Veterans

Members, partners and colleagues of the National Auto Body Council will tee up soon for the NABC Lone Star Changing and Saving Lives Golf Fundraiser and a NABC Recycled Rides presentation – all to be held on Wednesday, April 10, at the Texas Star Golf Course in Euless, Texas.

Each year, the NABC and its member partners raise funds to support hundreds of NABC Recycled Rides car presentations to those in need, NABC F.R.E.E. education programs for first responders, and NABC Community Impact programs that keep thousands of drivers safe on the road.

BASF Honors 6 Students with Paint Award of Excellence at Autorama

The honor went to a select group of high-achieving students who are passionate about the automotive industry and collision repair.

BASF Awards
AkzoNobel Custom Paint Line Carried by Advance Auto, Carquest

Nearly 400 Advance and Carquest stores currently offer the Modern Classikk paint line, with more locations added every day.

AkzoNobel Custom Paint Line Carried by Advance Auto, Carquest
PGW Auto Glass Acquires AutoglassCRM

The acquisition will transform AutoglassCRM into Everything Autoglass, according to PGW Auto Glass.

ProColor Collision Welcomes First East Coast Shop

The new location in Greensboro, NC, is owned and operated by Russ Morgan, who has spent more than 30 years in the collision repair industry.

ProColor Collision Welcomes First East Coast Shop

Other Posts

ASE Education Foundation Partners on 10 Training Scholarships

Ten instructors were chosen to attend a five-day, hands-on training session at the Navistar OEM state-of-the-art training center in Woodridge, Illinois.

ASE Education Foundation Partners on 10 Training Scholarships
Federated Car Care Scholarship Program Now Open

The deadline to submit applications at AutomotiveScholarships.com is March 31.

ASE Education Foundation Partners on 10 Training Scholarships
I-CAR, SCRS Release Collision Repair Tech Satisfaction Report

The survey of 800 collision repair techs showcases their opinions on compensation, culture and career opportunities.

WIN Announces Speakers & Programs for 2024 Conference

The conference will feature an array of speakers as well as sessions on repair planning, financial literacy and fostering a welcoming culture in the workplace.

WIN-Conference-2024-2