Bob Benjamin, president of Maaco, knows the value of military service and has a special appreciation for veterans. Benjamin served his country for 30 years as a Colonel in the U. S. Army, which included several deployments.
“My senior vice president of operations was a naval special operations officer, and we have a long history of not only hiring veterans to work on the Maaco team, but also a long history of military veterans owning franchises,” said Benjamin. “We are proud to offer some great programs to bring veterans right out of the military and put them into the ownership positions and help them get started running their own business."
A new franchisee who qualifies as a veteran will receive a substantial reduction on the initial franchise fee, as well as a reduction on the royalty fees during the first two years of a new Maaco center’s operations.
“Veterans bring with them skills learned throughout their service - such as a strong work ethic, determination and a get-it-done attitude that make them successful entrepreneurs,” said Benjamin.
Maaco offers all new franchisees the benefit of a proven playbook backed by 47 years of experience in the automotive repair and painting industry, a training program second to none, and ongoing operational support.
Maaco plans to participate in job fairs and special events at many of the country’s military bases to get the word out and meet with soldiers who are completing their active duty and looking forward to their next career.