Christian Brothers Franchisees See Double-Digit Growth
June 26, 2014—Christian Brothers Automotive announced Wednesday that its franchisees saw double-digit sales growth in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the same period last year.
Same-store growth from first quarter 2013 to 2014 was over 16 percent, and the large jump follows a trend. In 2013, existing shops saw a nearly 11 percent growth in sales from the previous year.
"The way that we build locations and the systems we use are designed to reduce risk and boost performance for our franchise partners," said Josh Wall, Christian Brothers’ president of franchise development. "We are also careful to partner with people who have strong business sense and who share our values."
Houston–based Christian Brothers has been in business since 1996. Franchisees operate more than 125 locations in 17 states. Wall said he expects eight more stores to open before the end of the year. To date, the company has never closed a location.