Christian Brothers is a faith-based auto repair franchise with a unique financial model. The auto repair franchise company assumes a majority of the startup risk by purchasing land and constructing "built-to-suit" buildings, which the franchisee then manages. The company doesn't charge a franchisee based on top-line revenues, but on a share of the profits, which is calculated after expenses. Franchisees also pay themselves a salary before they pay the franchisor.
"We make it possible for good people to start a strong business in an industry that has had a troubled reputation, and we create a better experience for customers," said Mark Carr, CEO of Christian Brothers.
Carr said that what sets Christian Brothers apart from other auto repair franchises is what he called the "nice difference." That includes a solid brick building, a lobby that is reminiscent of an upscale hotel and comfortable furniture. The bathroom is clean, and the repair bays are impeccable.
"I like being in the garage and the camaraderie, but what I really like best is having an opportunity to speak with a guest about what is wrong with their car, what they can do to fix it, how they can prevent it from happening again and things like that," said Doug Beachy, a franchise owner in Cincinnati. "I like the personal interaction, and like many families in today's economy, our guests typically can't invest huge sums of money in their cars. We try to help our guests out as best we can and give proper advice as far as what they can do to keep their car safely on the road for as long as possible."
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