Entrepreneur: A Franchisee Who Switched From Health Care to Auto Care
Entrepreneur: A Franchisee Who Switched From Health Care to Auto Care

Steve Peterson went from CEO to franchisee, and he couldn't be happier.

Few people can say they went from the top spot at an extremely successful job to giving it all up to start their own business in what could pass as the exact opposite industry. Steve Peterson with Christian Brothers Automotive in Castle Rock, Colo., went from working as the CEO of a company that owns hospitals in multiple states to a franchisee with an automotive repair brand, and he couldn't be happier with his decision.

"First, our family had been very satisfied customers of Christian Brothers Automotive for over a decade at several different locations in four different markets, so we had a positive experience from the customer perspective," Peterson said. "Second, we were impressed with the ethical foundation upon which the company was founded and still operates."

A family man, Peterson chose an opportunity with the brand so that he could build something with his wife. With plans to potentially open a second location, this power couple is looking to give great service to more people in the area.
"...Ultimately the success of your business is your responsibility," Peterson said. "While the right franchisor can be a tremendous contributor to your success, ultimately you will get out of the business what you put into it."
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