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.
To buy a franchise with Christian Brothers Automotive, you'll need to have at least $85,000 in liquid capital 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%). *
|Home Office:||Houston, TX|
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:
From the first location, our model has been put to the test and proven through over 230 locations and 30 states.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin
Interested parties should have at least $80,000 in liquid capital to invest.