Tuesday, 10 November 2020 09:25

Maaco, Meineke Car Care Centers Named Top Franchises for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine


Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting and Meineke Car Care Centers have recently received the honor of being named as two of the top franchise opportunities for veterans.

Entrepreneur Magazine, in its October/November issue, ranked Maaco 11th and Meineke 36th.
“We are very proud to support our nation’s veterans for their military service and are honored to be recognized for that support,” said Ted Rippey, senior vice president of franchise development. “Both the Maaco and Meineke brands have long been supporters of our nation’s military veterans and have many franchise owners who are veterans themselves.”  
Discipline, Determination and Leadership Skills Help Lead to Success for Veteran Owners


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 Jeff Nichols, owner of the Maaco center in Lynchburg, VA, served in the U.S. Army National Guard as a forward observer in Bosnia.
“The military taught me discipline, drive and determination,” said Nichols. “The leadership training and experience has definitely benefited me in leading my team here at Maaco. The military also teaches you to think as a team member, not as an individual, and that is important in an operation like ours, where each person depends on the other team members to produce the results needed to meet the customer’s expectations.”
Nichol’s team of 13 employees operates like a well-oiled machine. They repair or paint about 120 cars a month on average, and last year was their best year to date. Nichols is shooting for a $2 million year in 2020.
“We had a stellar year last year, and this year we were on track to break that record before the pandemic hit,” said Nichols. “Fortunately, through the pandemic...

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