How much does a Christian Brothers franchise cost?
Total startup costs, including operational costs for the first year of the business, range from $408,100 to $477,600 — but franchisees typically finance 80% of that cost using a 10-year Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. It’s relatively simple for those with good credit to get an SBA loan in order to start a Christian Brothers, thanks to the fact that none of our locations has ever closed and no franchisee has ever defaulted on a loan.
How much money do I need to become a franchisee?
Financially, we look for franchise partners who have a net worth of at least $200,000, and the ability to make an initial investment of at least $75,000. If you’re not sure whether you have enough assets, we’re happy to help you take a look and see if you might qualify.
What makes Christian Brothers different than competitors?
Our business is based upon Christian principles of providing loving service to our neighbors. Our waiting room is like an upscale hotel lobby and our garage repair bays are spotlessly clean, because that’s the kind of space that customers deserve. Our courtesy shuttle allows us to keep customers’ lives on track even when their cars need servicing. When customers are asked what makes Christian Brothers different, they consistently use a word not normally associated with auto repair shops: “nice.” We offer customers a nice difference, and they reward us with loyalty.
How much are royalties?
Unlike most franchise systems, Christian Brothers franchisees don’t pay a royalty on gross revenues. Instead, we split profits with franchise owners. Christian Brothers believes that franchising should truly be a partnership, and we are willing to take on a lot of upfront costs of the business in order to bring in the right people and help them thrive.
What are the hours of operation?
Most Christian Brothers locations are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Stores are also open on Saturdays during the first six months of operation — since many customers are used to having their car serviced on Saturday, this allows us to introduce ourselves to them and show them that we can help them get their car serviced during the workweek. In much the same way that we like having Saturdays off, customers don’t like spending their Saturdays at the auto shop. We show them a better way.
How can I get a copy of the Christian Brothers FDD?
Once we’ve had a chance to introduce ourselves and learn about you, we will send you a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document. To start a conversation, download our free franchise report or fill out our franchise application. We look forward to getting to know you!