Auto service company Christian Brothers seeks local franchisee

EDWARDSVILLE — Christian Brothers Automotive is expanding, and it can be looking for a franchise operator.

The Edwardsville store is planned on the west aspect of Illinois 157 just south of Edwardsville High Faculty. It is tentatively scheduled to open up in the very first quarter of 2024.

“Our improvement tactic for the past few decades and for the subsequent two yrs is to continue on to extend in the Midwest,” said Brad Fink, main growth officer for Christian Brothers Automotive. “We have spots in pretty much every Midwestern point out, but there are numerous markets, the higher St. Louis industry being 1 of them, that we have set a concentrate on.”

Christian Brothers, based out of Houston, has 270 locations in 30 states.

“We started in 1982 with a person store owned by our founder and we opened our first franchise in Houston in 1996,” Fink stated.

Christian Brothers now has three destinations in the St. Louis marketplace, all on the Missouri aspect, in O’Fallon, Valley Park and Arnold.

It is setting up places in Edwardsville and O’Fallon, and a further Missouri spot in Weldon Spring.

Christian Brother Automotive features a vast array of providers, from straightforward repairs and maintenance to preventive companies addressing challenges that would otherwise require far more high priced mend and alternative down the road. A comprehensive record of services can be uncovered on the brand’s web page at

Christian Brothers now has 215 franchisees for its 270 retailers, with some individuals proudly owning far more than 1 site.

“We set so a lot time, work and power into the fulfillment and results of our franchisees that it’s not possible for our company not to truly feel and practical experience that as effectively,” Fink said.

“For three many years, J.D. Electric power has experienced a buyer pleasure award for aftermarket total-services servicing and repair service vendors, and we’re blessed to have won that for 3 several years functioning. That is our consumers across the place expressing that Christian Brothers Automotive is beating the Goodyears, the Firestones and the Jiffy Lubes of the entire world.”

Christian Brothers has also gained franchisee satisfaction awards in the automotive class and has been on the Entrepreneur Prime 500 franchise list for 10 several years in a row.

“We never just say that we care about our customers or our franchisees we appear into the industry with honesty and integrity in an market that has a black eye for shopper distrust, and we demonstrate it,” Fink stated.

“Every one one particular of our company, at their ask for or with their authorization, is delivered with a electronic automobile inspection. By way of textual content or e mail, we give photographs and video about the elements of their car or truck that may perhaps require company. We connect with our friends as a result of the repair service approach and our target is to present them with the information that they have to have to make an knowledgeable final decision.”

People intrigued in proudly owning a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise should really be excellent fiscal stewards who have a minimum amount web really worth of $250,000 and a least liquidity of $85,000. Christian Brothers Automotive is a husband or wife of the VetFran application. Authorized candidates obtain 10 per cent off the whole franchise rate.

“At minimum 20 p.c of our franchisee loved ones is veterans and it’s been a excellent product for us,” Fink said.

Though prospective franchisees ought to meet particular fiscal qualifications to be regarded as, Fink stresses that their character is the main thought.

“We are not always seeking for men and women that are passionate about cars or people today who think that they want to know cars,” Fink stated. “Ninety p.c of our franchisee spouse and children has zero automotive expertise right before opening their franchise.

“What we have found time and time again is that if you treatment about people, we can train you what you have to have to know about vehicles. We’re looking for another person that’s passionate about their group and passionate about having on a top job in their neighborhood.”

For far more info about the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise possibility in Edwardsville, visit or e mail [email protected].