BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – Sparkling like it just rolled out of one its own paint services, Maaco has mapped out a course to expand its business model in Broadview Heights.
The nation’s largest paint and collision repair franchise announced a growth strategy that stands to significantly increase the number of franchise licenses it plans to sign in 2018 – increasing its total by more than 50% over what was an already impressive 2017 that resulted in 45 new licenses.
“We’ve invested heavily into our network support over the last year, with a heavy emphasis on continuous improvement in our franchisees’ bottom line. That’s what is driving an immense amount of interest in the franchise opportunity and why we are bold about expectations for our franchising initiative in Broadview Heights,” said Dennis Elliott, Vice President of Development and Franchising for Maaco. “In fact, intrigue in Broadview Heights is strong on two levels for our brand – individuals looking to build a business with strong ROI and growth potential; and sophisticated investors looking to grow rapidly through the consolidation and acquisition of mom-and-pop shops.”
With a proven model in place, the franchise is set up to run with simple operations, high margins and impressive profitability – the average Certified Center generates $199,000 take home income on an initial investment $400,000 initial investment and average unit gross sales of $1.3 million. On average, franchisees are earning 15%profit margins.
Maaco’s corporate, in-house marketing team provides franchisees with a full suite of local marketing support programs so franchisees can focus on managing their teams, networking and on sales opportunities. The Maaco corporate field operations support team works closely with franchisees to help them become profitable as quickly and consistently as possible. Franchisees and their location managers are assigned an area Maaco coach who supports the location with ongoing assistance in operations and marketing.
The ideal Maaco franchisee is someone who has strong sales and marketing capabilities and has a commitment to following a proven game plan – they are process oriented and at once strong business developers and adept at managing a team of technicians. Franchisees should be community focused with a desire to ingratiate the business among local residents and organizations.
Individuals and teams interested in franchising with Maaco in Broadview Heights can learn more about the steps to ownership at Maaco.com/franchise-opportunities.
Journalism award: Two writers from The Voice student newspaper at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C(r)) recently received 2018 Excellence in Journalism Awards from The Press Club of Cleveland.
Brendan Madden, of Brunswick, claimed first-place for best print sports story by a student at a two-year school. His winning article focused on the College’s nationally ranked baseball team riding a three-game winning streak.
Daniela Cacho, Broadview Heights, took third place for best print feature story by a student at a two-year school. She was honored for an article detailing how Melt Bar & Grill owner and found Matt Fish got his start at Tri-C.
Madden is working toward an Associate of Science degree at Tri-C. Cacho is pursuing an Associate of Arts degree.
Library lineup: Lots of fun things are happening this summer at the Brecksville library.
- A Teen Yoga Workshop will take place on Sat., July 14 from 2-3:00 p.m. for grades 6-12. Learn basic yoga moves to help strengthen your body, reduce stress, relax, and focus your mind. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or large towel. This workshop is free and open to the public.
- Family Friendly Yoga is Sat., July 14 at 1:30 p.m. Come to relax, stretch out and enjoy some family time. All ages are welcome. Caregivers must accompany preschoolers. This class is free and open to the public.
- Flower Power is on Wed., July 18 at 2:00 p.m. for children entering grades 3-5. Learn about some wildflowers growing in your own backyard and make a pressed flower bookmark to take home. This class is free and open to the public.
The Cuyahoga County Public Library Brecksville Branch is located at 9089 Brecksville Rd. Register online at cuyahogalibrary.org or call 440-526-1102. To register, for more information and a complete list of events, visit cuyahogalibrary.org. All events are sponsored by Friends of Brecksville Branch Library.
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