Ziebart in Troy Expands into Houston with New Franchisee

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Troy-centered Ziebart will open up three areas in the Houston marketplace over the next five many years. // Photo courtesy of Ziebart

Ziebart in Troy, a leader in premium automotive overall look and security services, has signed an arrangement with multi-unit, multi-brand franchise operator Christopher King to open up 3 places in the greater Houston metro space about the up coming 5 many years. Terms of the offer were being not disclosed.

King has 20 yrs of administration knowledge inside of Fortune 500 organizations, as nicely as a track record in the two the automotive and franchise sectors. King labored for extra than a ten years at Chevron Corp. ahead of investing and working two Dogtopia franchises in the Houston market place given that 2017.

King states he’s looking forward to increasing his franchise portfolio with the addition of Ziebart, making use of his enthusiasm for vehicles and encounter in multi-unit franchise functions to his latest venture. His 1st Ziebart will be located inside of the Houston metro place.

With much more than 400 areas and 1,300 support centers in 37 international locations, Ziebart carries a approximately 65-calendar year history serving as the industry chief in rust safety, detailing, window tinting, and much more. Even though not the initially in the state of Texas (Ziebart has present areas in Corpus Christi and Lewisville), King’s will be the initial Ziebart in the Houston industry.

King has had a comparable knowledge in breaking into new marketplaces with Dogtopia, expressing he strategies to draw on his encounter with competitive advertising and marketing procedures to jumpstart model recognition.

“The Houston local community is passionate when it will come to caring for automobiles and pets,” claims King. “I’ve discovered individuals are likely to give the exact same like to their vans as they do to their animals, and which is where I assume these two ideas – as unique as they look – truly go hand-in-hand. You set your canine in your vehicle, it’s likely to get soiled and you need a area to get it to get it cleaned.”

King claims his stepson, Anthony, will provide as normal supervisor running stage on daily operations of the Ziebart enterprise.

Thomas A. Wolfe, president and CEO of Ziebart Intercontinental Corp., claims King is an perfect in shape for the increasing automotive aftermarket manufacturer, which is strategically searching for related professional multi-device, multi-brand operators to develop its footprint domestically and internationally.

“As demand from customers for automotive aftercare companies carries on to skyrocket, Ziebart will concentrate its franchising attempts on awarding agreements to complex, multi-device operators who can assist us grow strategically in markets with development likely,” Wolfe says. “Ziebart will keep on to convey extra communities entire vehicle security methods with excellent operators like King.”

Ziebart, launched in 1959, opened five new areas previous yr, which includes Highland, Michigan Triadelphia, West Virginia Fort Myers, Fla. Auburn, Mass. and Hamburg, NY, with six extra destinations set to open up early this year – all backed by entrepreneurs and multi-device proprietors in the Ziebart relatives. In addition, Ziebart signed new franchise agreements in 9 added countries, together with its to start with site in The Netherlands as properly as openings in Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Iraq and the Ivory Coastline, Nigeria, and Greece.

For more info on Ziebart’s franchising possibilities, stop by ziebart.com/franchise-possibilities.