Meineke - Total Car Care
If you are in the process of finding the right company to open a franchise for, knowing the history of the organization can dramatically influence your choice.
Meineke Car Care Centers has an established company history and has been in business since 1972. The ideals of the founder, Sam Meineke, are now an essential part of our corporate and franchise culture.
The work we complete is done with a series of established procedures and through the use of our vetted company systems.
The history of our company directly impacts the future of our company because the past has prepared us to be a strong, lucrative franchise opportunity for potential owners of our car care service in Charlotte, NC.
The Beginning of Our Automotive Franchise
Our car care company began with an idea that sounded simple enough, but needed to be addressed. Sam Meineke noticed there was a gap in the industry, folks wanted quality products, workmanship, and consistent vehicle maintenance. Because our company never forgets these influential ideals, we have been able to become one of the most trusted and recognized brands in the country.
It Began with One Franchise
The Meineke company history began with basic principles and one-on-one interface lead to five franchises. Because the company began with the independent owner model in mind, our franchise owners are seen as the essential influencers in the organization. The history of our company is measured in several memorable milestones:
- 1972 - Meineke Mufflers is Founded by Sam Meineke
- 1981 - Stores Expand into Canada
- 1985 - Expands Services to include Brakes
- 1986 - Corporate Headquarters Are Moved to Charlotte, North Carolina
- 1995 - The Meineke Credit Card is Introduced to Customers
- 1997 - The 900th Franchise Opens
- 2002 - Stores Expand to Mexico
- 2003 - The Company Name is Officially Changed to Meineke Car Care Center
- 2006 - Meineke is Acquired by Driven Brands, Inc.
- 2008 - Driven Brands, Inc. acquires Maaco.
- 2015 - Driven Brands, Inc. acquires 1-800-Radiator
- 2015 - Roarke Capital acquires Driven Brands, Inc.
Customers Need Car Care Service
Vehicles are no longer considered a modern convenience, they have become a necessity. Regular maintenance and emergency repairs are a requirement to keep cars on the road. This dynamic and growing industry is one we are proud to be a part of.
It has been an amazing last couple of years at Driven Brands. Each day we edge closer and closer to becoming the nation's largest automotive franchise organization with nearly 2000 units across North America.
The only problem about running successful development programs, is that each year is just a new benchmark for next year's targets! A great problem to have for sure.
At Driven Brands we are shattering records by attracting amazing candidates who understand the importance of executing a system and who clearly understand the vision statement of each brand. Having been with the company for nearly 25 years, I am amazed at just how much talent exists within the franchise industry.
I am looking to expand upon our current talent pool by attracting new development experts who can mimic the work ethic, passion and culture of our current team. If you know of anyone or have interest, please feel free to contact me anytime.
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