Christian Brothers Automotive

Christian Brothers Automotive is a franchise opportunity that respects your faith, your family, and your employees and is focused on spiritual wellbeing — not just the bottom line. Our locations offer a remarkably different complete auto care service experience than the typical dealership or service station. We build our entire system with a servant’s mindset, asking ourselves how we can put customers at ease and treat them with respect. Our focus on superior customer service and “loving your neighbor as yourself”, has allowed the company to grow with 100% store success in more than 18 years of franchising.

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What Does a Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Cost?

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 $458,950 - $555,350. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans ($12,500 Off Franchise Fee). *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$85,000
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Net Worth:$250,000
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Total Investment:$458,950 - $555,350
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Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party
Veteran Discount:$12,500 Off Franchise Fee

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:180
Home Office: Houston, TX
Year Founded:1982
Franchising Since:1996

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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.

So a little bit about us. Christian Brothers Automotive was founded in 1982 when founder and CEO/President 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.” To CBA, this means our focus is serving our customers and our communities. From the first location, our model has been put to the test and proven through over 165 locations and 24 states.

Your Investment:

The total investment for a Christian Brothers franchise is between $458,950 and $555,350. 82-83% of the investment is typically financed over a 10-year period using Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. This allows you as the franchisee to start the business with the initial liquid capital of $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.

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. Submit the form below to get started!

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Christian Brothers Automotive has received the following awards and acknowledgements:
Franchise Gator Top 100 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018); Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2016, 2017)


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

Wisconsin, Washington, Virginia, Utah, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, Nevada, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama

Interested parties should have at least $80,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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