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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