Husband-and-Wife Team Become AAMCO’s Largest Multi-Unit Franchisees
Existing franchise owners purchase seven additional transmission franchise centers in Oklahoma City
Thomas and Ronda Scott have become the largest transmission franchise owners in the AAMCO system following the purchase of seven centers in Oklahoma City. In addition to these seven units, the husband-and wife-team own two AAMCO locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which they purchased less than two years ago.
Thomas and Ronda Scott explain the AAMCO transmission franchise opportunity.
After years of uprooting their family for Thomas’ previous jobs, the Scotts wanted a sustainable business opportunity so they could settle down and focus on their family. In November 2013, after thorough research, the entrepreneurs purchased an existing AAMCO service center in Tulsa. They bought a second location in that market less than six months later. The Scotts transformed their two units into top performers in the region. Last year, when they were presented with the opportunity to purchase seven additional units in Oklahoma City, they eagerly accepted — earning them the title of largest franchisees in the system.
“The past two years have been an exciting whirlwind for Ronda and me,” Thomas Scott says. “We’re thrilled to have such an incredible platform that allows us the opportunity to affect the lives of people in the community. The ongoing support we receive from AAMCO’s executive team is unparalleled, and we’re constantly motivated by their passion and commitment to their franchisees. We look forward to continuing to serve new and existing customers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City for many years to come.”
Before joining AAMCO, Thomas spent more than three decades in manufacturing, working in the injection-molding field. Ronda worked for 15 years as a dental hygienist. Today, the Scotts are closely involved in the day-to-day operations of their nine AAMCO units.
“Thomas and Ronda have proven to be tremendous franchise owners to AAMCO and continue to impress us with their commitment to providing superior customer service each and every day,” says Brian O’Donnell, Senior Vice President of Sales for AAMCO. “As the largest franchisees in our system, the Scotts are exemplary leaders, and we look forward to their continued success.”
AAMCO is a best-bet investment for entrepreneurs seeking a transmission franchise
For more than 50 years, AAMCO’s locally owned and independent service centers have employed the latest technology to help their expert technicians diagnose a problem, fix it right the first time, and back it with a nationwide warranty. Known as the world’s leading transmission expert, AAMCO has evolved into a Total Car Care brand that provides a variety of services, including brake repairs, tune-ups, shocks and struts, routine maintenance, and more. We were recently named to Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500®, ranking at the top of the transmission repair category based on system size, growth rate, and financial strength. We also earned a spot on Entrepreneur’s”Best of the Best” list.
“There are four ways to do well in business,” Thomas says. “Man, machine, method, and materials. If you monitor them very closely, you end up having a very positive result. Any automotive repair is a grudge purchase. You have to listen to the customer and build their hope and trust that you are fair, honest, and will take care of their issues. It’s so satisfying for us to watch our customers leave with a smile after they come in so stressed. It’s really rewarding to take them from excitement to happiness about a large automotive repair purchase.”
The AAMCO transmission franchise opportunity
With nearly 700 centers across North America, AAMCO is actively seeking single- and multi-unit operators who are passionate about the 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 $80,000 per unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment to be $240,325-$346,700, with a $39,500 initial franchise fee. Reduced franchise fees are available for honorably discharged veterans.