About Driven Brands
Driven Brands, (www.drivenbrands.com) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate businesses: Maaco (a franchise-based collision repair and auto painting retail network); Meineke Car Care Centers (a franchise-based automotive service and repair retail network); Econo Lube N' Tune (a franchised chain of automotive repair/quick lube services); a franchised network of mobile services consisting of AutoQual, Aero-Colours & Drive N Style (specializing in automotive interior reconditioning and maintenance, paint refinishing and restyling services for Car Dealerships) and Tortal.net (developer of online training solutions for a variety of industries). Management team members serve on the industry association boards, the IFA and AAIA.
Founded in 1972, Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting (www.maaco.com) repairs accident damage, dents and faded paint for close to 500,000 drivers annually. The 450 franchises have restored the safety and beauty of all types of vehicles for nearly 40 years. MAACO Franchising, Inc., headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa, has been cited numerous times by Entrepreneur magazine as #1 in its category in the Annual Franchise 500 survey.
About Meineke Car Care Centers
Beginning in 1972, Meineke Car Care Centers (www.meineke.com) has expanded its menu of product offerings to meet the demands of a changing marketplace. In 1986, the chain relocated from Houston, TX to Charlotte, NC. Demonstrating steady growth, both domestically and internationally with locations in Canada, Mexico, South Korea, the Mid-East, China and new openings scheduled for Chile and Caribbean, Meineke now represents over 900 franchised service centers, with an additional 100 licenses sold and in development. The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers recognized Meineke in 2001 as its first automotive industry Franchisor to earn the coveted Fair Franchising Seal. Meineke regularly appears in Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500 (55nd overall and #1 in class for 2011), a list of the 500 best franchise opportunities in America.
About Econo Lube N' Tune
Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes (www.econolube.com) was established in 1973 and was acquired by Driven Brands in 2006. The franchise automotive service chain has 160 units primarily in the Southwest and West and boasts 106 units which are co-branded with Meineke. This new concept of combining express oil changes with more technical repair expertise is proving very successful in the marketplace.
About Driven Brands Mobile Services
Between 2005-2008 Driven Brands acquired three mobile business that service new car dealers consisting of: AutoQual (www.autoqual.com), a series of proprietary processes and services for used cars that makes them look and smell like new, Aero Colours (www.aerocolours.com) the first company to market an airbrush touchup process for repairing stone chips and now mobile bumper repair/refinishing, glass repair & headlight restoration, and Drive N Style (www.drivenstyle.com), which specializes in the installation of unique interior and exterior restyling components. In 2012, the AutoQual and Aero Colours brands will be combined with Drive N Style and franchised as a multi-service mobile provider of appearance enhancement services and marketed to car dealerships, fleet operators, rental car agencies and retail consumers.
Tortal (www.tortal.net) is a training company that specializes in developing interactive online training solutions for companies and organizations in a variety of industries. Tortal provides the tools needed to set-up a training site, track users, build custom courses, and distribute the training content worldwide. For information on Tortal.net services, contact their President at 704-644-8156.
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