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Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise

Own a Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise

Christian Brothers Automotive is more than just vehicle repair. Since its founding in 1982, their goal has been to change the way guests view automotive service. Now more than ever, consumers across the country are relying on their mechanics to help them preserve the life of their vehicle. According to IHS Automotive, there are more than 250 million cars on the road in America and these owners are keeping their vehicles longer and driving them further than any generation of drivers in the past. With the oldest fleet of cars on the road the United States has ever had—it’s a good time to own an auto repair franchise.

Rooted in a mission to “love your neighbor as yourself,” Christian Brothers Automotive coined the Nice Difference, striving to improve the consumer experience, including a three-year / 36,000 Mile Warranty, complimentary guest pick-up and drop-off and a free courtesy check with every repair, including oil changes.

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Download the Christian Brothers Automotive Franchisee Satisfaction Report

Only the brands that exceed FBR’s franchisee satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Here’s how Christian Brothers franchise owners rated their franchise. 

Highlights include:

  • 98% of franchisees agree that they enjoy being a part of this organization.
  • 97% of franchisees agree that their fellow franchisees actively participate in company programs and events.
  • 98% of franchisees agree that they support this brand.
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Christian Brothers Automotive
Franchise Owner Satisfaction Report
Review completed: November 2023
0-49 Below average
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70-100 Best
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Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Christian Brothers Automotive does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on Christian Brothers Automotive for free.

Christian Brothers Automotive Awards from Franchise Business Review

2024 Top Womens
2024 FBR Top
2023 Most Innovative
2023 Top Veterans
2023 Rock Star
2023 Best Culture
2023 Recession Proof
2023 Best in Category
2023 Top Franchise
FBR Hall of Fame
2022 Most Innovative
2022 Most Profitable
2022 Top Veterans
2022 Rock Star
2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top Women
2022 Top 200
2022 Best Culture
2021 Most Profitable
2021 Best Culture
2021 Recession Proof
2021 Top Veterans
2021 Top
2020 Second Career
2020 Best Culture
2020 Top Profitable
2020 Top Veterans
2020 FBR Top
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Rockstar
2019 FBR Innovative
2019 FBR Veterans

Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Information

Business Model

Christian Brothers Automotive is uniquely positioned as a franchisor, due to these ‘key differentiators.’ These include:

  • Faith-Based
  • Extensive Home Office Support: 2:1 CBA employee-to-store ratio 
  • Franchisees Pay Themselves First 
  • CBA Royalty Structure: We Don’t Get Paid Until Franchisees Do 
  • CBA Shares in the Debt Service of New Locations
Key Benefits
  • Owning a Christian-based business
  • Income growth
  • Spending more time with your family and friends
  • Owning a local franchise – no more traveling for work
  • Retiring early
  • Leaving a legacy for your family
  • Building equity, year by year, in your business
  • Controlling more of your time because you work for yourself
  • Improving your quality of life
  • Leading industry and franchise business models that put you and your customer first
Marketing Support

Marketing is extremely important, especially when opening a brand new shop. Marketing gets the word out and lets customers know you’re in their neighborhood and are ready to service their vehicles.

Christian Brothers Automotive understands that not every franchisee has experience in marketing. That is why each franchisee is assigned a marketing coach to help them best target and market to their local audiences. Marketing coaches provide ongoing marketing support to help shop owners with budgeting, advertising, and building community and vendor relationships.

Training Programs

Christian Brothers Automotive sees the potential in franchise prospects, regardless of their experience (or lack thereof) in the automotive industry. When founder, Mark Carr, began Christian Brothers Automotive in 1982, he wasn’t a mechanic. He was a graphic arts salesman. Yet, his “outsider” perspective allowed him to view the industry as a consumer, and to lay the groundwork for an extraordinary experience for his guests.

The Christian Brothers Automotive selection committee sees similar potential in prospective franchisees who share its same core values and are ready to do what it takes to carry forth the Christian Brothers Automotive brand. From the most basic questions to high-level business and finance concerns, the franchise support team and training program are there to transform franchisees into auto repair champions.

Initial Training–Operations

Christian Brothers Automotive franchisees are not required to have any automotive experience. However, the Company does require leadership or business experience that can be applied to this industry through training. At Christian Brothers Automotive, their model is collaborative and team focused. The company equips all its franchisees with a variety of skills, and provides training throughout the life of their investment.

In the beginning, training consists of a brand introduction and teaching franchisees how to uphold the company’s core values while running a shop. Christian Brothers Automotive believes that firsthand experience is the best teacher, so new franchisees get to job shadow some of the top-performing franchisees before going out on their own. They’ll learn how to be an effective Service Writer, how to hire and lead a team, how to manage finances, and more. In-house accounting and performance consultants are available at all times to assist franchisees with any questions or concerns. By the time a shop is ready to open, each new franchisee is more than prepared to get the job done right.

Ongoing Training

At Christian Brothers Automotive, franchisees are never left without the resources they need to stay on top of this dynamic industry and continue to offer excellent results for their guests. The company provides a robust ongoing training program for the franchisees and their employees. In fact, Christian Brothers Automotive has a staff of more than 100 people at the Houston Home Office to help stay engaged with its franchise locations and ensure that they are never without the support they need.

Performance Consultants

Once someone is awarded a Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise, they are assigned two experienced performance Home Office coaches–one for store operations and one for marketing. These coaches are experienced in opening and consulting with 200+ stores, meaning if you run into a problem, they’ve likely been there, done that. This helps them provide franchisees the assistance they need, no matter what they may be facing.

Hiring & Recruitment

Of course, every Christian Brothers Automotive isn’t complete without a team of skilled, knowledgeable service team members and technicians ready to provide honest, reliable automotive work that gets customers back on the road as safely and swiftly as possible. Christian Brothers Automotive doesn’t expect every franchisee to know what to look for during this hiring process, which is why their recruiting team is ready to help.

When it comes time to hire service and technician staff, Christian Brothers Automotive sends an automotive expert to each location to help franchisees assess candidates. They’ve been doing this long enough to know that having a team of top-notch automotive professionals and technicians is key to every franchisee’s success. Christian Brothers Automotive is always ready to help franchisees navigate this recruitment process as they hire their team members.

Automotive Technology (AutoTech)

The AutoTech department at Christian Brothers Automotive Home Office is built to assist franchise technicians when they run into automotive problems that they need help solving. AutoTech offers remote programming from their Houston headquarters, assistance with emergent safety repairs, TAP (technician assistance program), foreign repair help and so much more. With AutoTech, franchisees can rest assured that even if a technician runs into a problem, they’ll never be left alone to figure it out.

Technical Training

Once franchisees have been awarded a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise, they are provided a wealth of materials to kick-start training. Some of this training is technical training, from automotive system basics and common car issues, to what goes into remedying them.

It’s important to remember, franchisees are not training to become a mechanic or technician. These roles are filled by experienced professionals. Instead, this technical training serves two important purposes: to help franchisees communicate with customers about their automotive issues and to help franchisees know what to expect of their managers and team members.

Franchise Contact Information
  • Corporate Address: 17725 Katy Freeway, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77094
  • Contact Name(s): Brad Fink
  • Contact Email:  [email protected]
  • Phone #: 281.675.6214

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Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Reviews & Testimonials

Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.

  • The overall quality of our CBA system is second to none. I’m proud to be part of this family and I know we are all chasing after excellence.

    Brandon, Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Owner

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  • I feel the Training has been fantastic and enabled me to get off to a very fast start and be successful quickly.

    Donald, Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Owner

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  • I will say that the support I get, not only from home office but also other franchisees, is really awesome. Everyone really wants to help.

    Anonymous, Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Owner

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Christian Brothers Automotive is a full-service auto repair franchise that services every kind of vehicle. Download the report to learn more about the opportunity. 

Request Information
  • Min. Cash Required: $85,000
  • Net Worth Required: $250,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $520,250 - $645,400
  • Franchising Since: 1996
  • Franchise Units: 272

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