Christian Brothers Automotive - Franchise

Christian Brothers Automotive was founded in 1982 when founder and CEO Mark Carr recognized a clear void in the car repair industry: honest, trustworthy, and transparent relationships with customers. Our founding principle comes from Matthew 22:39, to “love your neighbor as yourself.” We assist families in their automotive needs to help get them back on the road. Although we serve in the automotive industry, we are truly in the people business.

What Does a Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Christian Brothers Automotive, you'll need to have at least liquid capital of $85,000 and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $454,250 - $582,400. They also offer a discount for veterans (10%). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $85,000
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Net Worth: $250,000
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Total Investment: $454,250 - $582,400
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Options available to franchisees:

Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 10%
SBA Approved: Available

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 235
Home Office: Houston, TX
Year Founded: 1982
Franchising Since: 1996

Winning In Business And Living Out Your Faith Are Not Mutually Exclusive.

With a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise, not only can you do both - it’s our way of doing business. Here’s a quick glance at why Christian Brothers is consistently ranked a Top 50 Franchise:

  • We don’t get royalties until you do - our royalty split happens after all expenses are covered. So yes, we have skin in the game too.
  • We don’t need you to know cars - we need you to have a strong and proven leadership background and a drive to be the best in whatever you do.
  • We’ve never closed a location or defaulted on an SBA loan - which makes it easier for you to get financing.
  • We invest in the real estate and construction - so your investment can focus on the business itself.
  • We’re closed on weekends - almost unheard of in the auto industry - so that our franchisees, their teams and their customers can all spend time away from work with their families.

From the first location, our model has been put to the test and proven through over 230 locations and 30 states.

Why Team Up With Christian Brothers

Throughout times of both prosperity and recession, the automotive repair industry has thrived. The reason why is simple: Americans rely on their cars. Maintaining and repairing our vehicles isn't an extravagance—it's often a necessity.

  • There were 282 million cars on the road in 2019
  • The average age of U.S. vehicles was 11.9 in 2019 (an all-time high)
  • On average, Americans spend more than $500 a year on car maintenance/repairs
  • More than $125 billion is spent on maintenance/repairs overall

Your Investment:

The Christian Brothers franchise cost is between $454,250 and $582,400, with 82-83% of the investment typically financed over a 10-year period using Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. That allows franchisees to start the business with the initial liquid capital of just $85,000 and a net worth of at least $250,000.

Our Investment:

Christian Brothers Automotive makes a significant upfront investment in purchasing the land and building the location. This allows us to focus on candidates with the driven and entrepreneurial mindset, even if they have modest assets.

In addition to the land and building, our home office provides an invaluable investment nto our franchisees through extensive training and support. We don’t require automotive industry knowledge, in fact, we even seek those from other industries intentionally, instead wanting a candidate who possesses a strong business background with proven leadership experience and an entrepreneurial spirit. But don’t worry - we don’t send you to open on day 1 without the knowledge you need. You’ll receive hands on training at our home office, an assigned current franchisee mentor, and ongoing training and support throughout your tenure. Our home office provides support for all facets of your business and we’re just a phone call away.

Extensive Training & Support

Before opening a new Christian Brothers Automotive location, each of our franchisees receives more than 275 hours of extensive training. This training is specifically designed to give each franchisee the knowledge they need to successfully run their business.

Ongoing Support

At Christian Brothers Automotive, our auto service franchises are never left without the resources they need to stay on top of this dynamic industry and continue to provide excellent results for our customers. Yes, we provide a robust training program for the franchisees as we begin to roll out a new franchise location and set them up for success—but our support to our franchises doesn't end there. In fact, Christian Brothers Automotive has a staff of more than 100 people at the home office to help stay engaged with our franchise locations and ensure that they are never without the support they need.

How To Get Started:

As a candidate, you’ll go through our mutual evaluation and selection process. It’s just as important for you to get to know us as it is for us to get to know you. We think this shows our honest and transparent approach to the franchisee/franchisor relationship, setting us both up for success.

Ideal Candidate

Christian Brothers Automotive seeks to be a light in the industry and a light in the community. We are looking for franchise owners who have a passion for serving people and building business. A person who is constantly striving to better themselves and those around them. Although no automotive experience is needed to successfully run a Christian Brothers, our franchisees come in with experience in leadership and business development as well as a desire to grow personally and professionally to achieve their goals. Submit the form below to get started!


Christian Brothers Automotive


Christian Brothers Automotive has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

JD Power Ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction in 2019 and 2020. Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranked 7 years in a row, Forbes America's Best Franchises in 2019, Top 50 Franchises by Franchise Business Review 10 years in a row.


Christian Brothers Automotive is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin

Interested parties should have at least $85,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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