Christian Brothers Automotive Info

Why Christian Brothers?
There are more than 250 million cars on the road in the United States, and every one of them needs maintenance and repair. According to IHS Automotive, the average age of a car is almost 11.5 years, and that average is expected to reach nearly 12 years by 2019. IHS also says new car buyers are planning to keep cars more than a decade and drive them in excess of 200,000 miles.
The first Christian Brothers Automotive opened in Houston in 1982, and the company began franchising in 1996. Since then, we have expanded to over 150 locations in about half of the United States. In the 30-plus years Christian Brothers  has been in business, not a single location has ever closed or failed; a testament to what “loving your neighbor as yourself” can really accomplish. This is unheard of in franchising.
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About Christian Brothers

Christian Brothers automotive considers its customers as brothers and sisters, and acts with honesty, integrity and respect. Our franchises are locally owned and operated by Christians who value their reputation in the community and who want to give their customers the best service in the auto repair industry. By focusing on customers, we’ve been able to create a customer experience that is unique and dramatically better than what people have come to expect from the typical auto repair shop.

Investment Costs

The total initial investment or startup costs  for a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise is between $403,100 and $474,600, with 80% of the investment typically financed over a 10-year period using Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. That allows franchisees to start the business with initial liquid capital of just $75,000 to $100,000.

Q&A with Christian Brothers Automotive franchise owner Darleen Reese

One of Christian Brothers Automotive’s first female owners continues to grow her business

When Darleen Reese opened her Christian Brothers Automotive franchise in Brentwood, Tennessee, in 2000, she was the eighth store franchise overall and the first to own a shop outside of Texas.

A candid and forthcoming person, Darleen says running her shop has involved “a lot of hard work but I couldn’t be more thankful,” she says. “Hard work creates success, and I think many people in today’s world are abandoning the concept of a strong work ethic. Owning a Christian Brothers franchise has been rewarding, and I wouldn’t have expected it not to involve a lot of work. I love all the things that demand your attention and make a business work. I love the challenge of building all the relationships needed to maintain a healthy business.”

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Our Leadership Team

Mark Carr, CEO

Lewis Ten Have, COO

Jim Harris, CFO

Rod Marcotte, Senior Vice President

Josh Wall, Vice President