World’s largest transmission franchise to Relocate Existing Pennsylvania Location to New, Larger Service Center
AAMCO, the world’s largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care recently announced a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Bristol, Penn., location on Friday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. at 2520-26 Durham Road. Town Council President Craig Bowen and Rob Rajkowski, chief operating officer of AAMCO will be attending the ceremony.
AAMCO’s existing service center located at 5300 Bristol-Emilie Road, which opened in May 2002, is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Sam and Sherri Underland. The franchisees plan to relocate to their new, larger service center at the Durham Road location in the first quarter of 2016.
“Over the last 13 years, Sam and I have had the pleasure of providing the community with total car care service, and we are excited to share this special occasion with local residents and dignitaries,” says Sherri Underland. “We’ve finally found the perfect site for our business and look forward to serving both new and existing customers for years to come.”
“The Underlands are one of our most progressive franchisees,” says Rob Rajkowski, chief operating officer of AAMCO. “They continue to embrace the AAMCO business model, and we are thrilled to see all of their hard work and dedication pay off with their new state-of-the-art AAMCO center. The community is getting a pair of owners dedicated to serving their customers’ needs.”
The AAMCO in Bristol will feature 10 bays, including two quick lube bays and serve customers seven days a week.
The bright future of the iconic transmission franchise
Now is a great time to invest in an AAMCO automotive franchise because we’ve developed a five-year plan to leverage our 50-year heritage and peerless expertise in fixing the most complicated part of the car to extend to total car care, which will enable our transmission franchise owners to capture an outsized share of the $62 billion general automotive repair aftermarket. By 2018, we will be considered an industry specialist not just in transmissions, but just about any general vehicle repair. To do this, we have rolled out our “Trust” campaign in national and local markets to build customer awareness of everything we offer.
“At AAMCO, we believe we are very well positioned to win the automotive aftermarket,” says Brett Ponton, CEO of AAMCO. “Our brand is very well known for transmission expertise that typically has a large transaction, or ticket value associated with it. Our goal going forward is to maintain our leadership position for transmissions, while focusing on building lifetime relationships with our customers, through providing expert level of service for all automotive services as well. Providing an expert level of service on all automotive services allows us to build relationships with our customers for life. As a result, we will build long-term business value for our franchisees.
Cost and fees of the AAMCO franchise opportunity
With nearly 700 centers across North America, AAMCO is actively seeking single- and multi-unit operators who are passionate about our brand and committed to providing the highest quality service. Interested candidates should have a minimum net worth of $250,000 and liquid assets of at least $65,000 per unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment to be $227,400-$333,000, with a $39,500 initial franchise fee. Reduced franchise fees are available for honorably discharged veterans.