Christian Brothers Automotive, a fast-growing automotive service and repair franchise system, opened a new location this week at 2659 E. Highway 50 in Clermont.
Located just east of the Clermont Water Tower, directly across from Super Target, the nearly 5,000-square-foot location includes nine service bays, as well as an upscale lobby with artwork, hardwood floors and Wi-Fi.
“We are excited to serve the Clermont community with integrity and excellence, and provide the ‘Nice Difference’ that Christian Brothers is known for,” Bryce Merideth, who co-owns the new shop with his wife Shannon, said in a press release.
“Never again will you have to worry about being taken advantage of in the automotive industry.”
Christian Brothers Automotive provides full-service automotive diagnostic testing and evaluation, maintenance programs and repair work for all domestic and foreign vehicles at each of their locations nationwide. All Christian Brothers Automotive facilities are staffed with technicians certified in automotive service excellence.
The Merideths were both born and raised in Central Florida. Bryce worked for the largest rubber manufacturer in the world and was the customer service representative for their Florida commercial accounts. Shannon currently works part time in a dental office near downtown Orlando.
Opening the new Christian Brothers shop is the culmination of Bryce’s lifelong dream to own an automotive service facility, he said.
Christian Brothers Automotive features more than 120 locations and an additional 25 under development in 18 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
Christian Brothers Automotive began selling franchises in 1996 and continues to grow at a pace of 15 to 20 stores annually, the company says.