Christian Brothers Automotive Corp.

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Auto repair

Number of Locations: 147

Total Investment: $403.1K - $474.6K

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
2015 145 0 0 2
2014 128 0 0 2
2013 109 0 0 3
2012 102 0 0 4
2011 83 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $403,100 - $474,600
Franchise Fee: $125,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: Varies
Term of Franchise Agreement: 16 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $12,500 off initial franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $200,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
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).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

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®: #249 (2015), #267 (2014), #226 (2013), #244 (2012), #254 (2011),

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