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Christian Brothers Automotive Corp.

2014 Franchise 500
#267
At a Glance

Products & Services: Auto repair

Number of Locations: 130

Total Investment: $373.1K - $449.6K

Founded: 1982

Began Franchising: 1996

About Christian Brothers Automotive Corp.

Mark Carr opened the first Christian Brothers Automotive shop in Houston, Texas, in 1982, and continues to oversee that original location. The company began franchising in 1996. Christian Brothers Automotive locations offer automotive maintenance and repair services.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 128 0 0 2
2013 109 0 0 3
2012 102 0 0 4
2011 83 0 0 3
2010 65 0 0 5
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Midwest, South, Southeast, Southwest, West.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $373,100 - $449,600
Franchise Fee: $125,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: Varies
Term of Franchise Agreement: 16 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $12,500 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #267 (2014), #226 (2013), #244 (2012), #254 (2011),

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