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I am considering a MAACO franchise in Florida, all I can find on them so far has been relatively  positive. does anyone have recent experience either positive or negative with starting a new MAACO franchise?

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Qurrious?

I wonder why none of these franchising corporate rock stars never leave their jobs to own the franchises they sell? They just seem to move around every couple of years pumping their resumes with all kinds of non-quantifiable accolades. They all move around as a crew. Why are a bunch of Burger King failures - they are all former executives of Burger King - traveling as a corporate crew? Why do none of them invest in the franchises they are managing/selling? What do they know that we do not?

Scam Artists

These folks are typical scam artists. Ten years ago the big thing was rebates. You pay up front, only to find out later that you did something? wrong that disqualifies you for receiving the rebate. Bumper special for 129 after 50 dollar rebate. Who falls for that rebate crap anymore? The hacks that run corporate Maaco just keep recycling old bait and switch campaigns. Do you know how hard it is to "up-sell" customers on this crap?

When you go to buy into Driven Brands the powers that be will be selling you on their ability to innovate and how they are taking things to the next level. The reality is they are just a bunch of overpaid hacks trying to sucker you into an outdated business model.

Your business fails, they still make their bonus. Rebate on you franchise fees? Good Luck!

Stagnant Brands

Funny that a company would call itself "driven" when the only growth they have had is through acquisition. Maaco reached its peak in 1998 and currently only has 450 failing shops because they have admitted that a single shop is not viable. You will need to buy a second license, for an additional sales location, somewhere removed from your actual location., they call it a "satellite" sales office in order to make your initial investment viable. 450 shops when "driven" took over 5 years ago - 450 shops now, burned through 400 +/- owners just to keep the numbers going. Woo-hoo just give the executives your investment and walk away, you will be better off than dealing with these "MBA" theives that do not own their own business.

Buying a Maaco Franchise

My partner and I are looking to acquire a Maaco Franchise that has been in operation for nearly two years. Would you be able to spare some time and speak with us?

Not to buy into Driven Brands.

As a victim of Maaco / Driven Brands I am happy to tell my story, play devils advocate, talk you out of anything to do with this Horrible Company. Please provide contact information.

If we do not get in touch you have to ask the question: Why is someone who spent a year or so opening a business and now only two years after making a 15 year commitment wanting out?

"Been in operation for nearly two years" is not a positive. Most small business fail within 5 years. Open for less than 5 and the business is still a start-up.

These folks at Maaco are professionals at CYA, well versed and heavily armed with Lawyers. Anything they say will be positive yet vague. Weigh everything with very heavy skepticism.

Your next best line of defense, rather than me talking you out of it, find a small local bank with a commercial lending department and loan officer who is a longtime local resident. They will be invested enough in the community and knowledgeable enough to talk you out it.

thanks for the comments

I saw Maaco on a Boss episode.. sure makes you think they are a well ran organization with lots of opportunities. After reading these comments, I have a different outlook on the possibility of inquiring on opening a franchise. As a corporate executive in the IT industry for 20 plus years, I will hold onto my money and look for other business ventures.

I think they fired that Boss

I think they fired that Boss episode Maaco guy!!

This is a dying business

The truth is I was a franchisee owner of this similar arena . When you drive down the freeway it city streets the cars on the road our all newer the do not have delamination or peeling paint like the 1970s 1980s 1990s where earl schieb miracle maaco made good money . This business is all drp to insurance company's car star, and all the big chains our hooking up with insurance company's . If you our not doing over 90 percent collision and some commercial work you will go bankrupt . This production business was very profitable in the early years now do not buy into it you will lose your life savings you out better off being a service writer for a collision shop for couple years they can make up to 75,000 income and you will have liability and can sleep at night

Whoa!

A Juxtaposition:

Driven Brands, owner of Maaco, acquires a second automotive collision repair and automotive paint franchise. With the acquisition of Carstar they have added an additional 240 Body shops to their Maaco network of 450. However the Carstar network has an initial franchise fee of 5,000 to 15,000 and pays royalty fees of .75% to 2% of weekly sales.

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/roark-capital-portfolio-company-driven-brands-inc-acquires-carstar-auto-body-repair-experts-300164488.html

The initial Investment in Maaco is 250,000-350,000 with ongoing royalties of 8-9% weekly and additional weekly advertising contributions of $850-$1,500.

Source: http://www.maacofranchise.com/

Further they have just added an Initial Public Offering Executive to their team: Brian Nicholson

http://www.drivenbrands.com/about.html

After being bought sold and “invested in” by three private equity firms in the past 5 years and no member of C-level executives with a tenure of more than 4-years is this a Company worth investing in? Or just another pump and dump?

Initial Public Offering Guy

Initial Public Offering Guy has left the company.

Beware

The new contracts being offered in the Driven Brands system have redefined the franchisor as an SPV that has no employees, no real liquid assets and assigns all franchisor responsibilities to affiliates. Then they require a general release/covenant not to sue for any past, present or future actions taken by those same affiliates. The potential for abuse without reasonable remedy is enormous and makes this investment a non-starter in the opinion of anyone that is paying close attention.

Maaco is good

You can be very successful with a Maaco run properly. Sitting at the shop writing negative views will probably bring a lot of money in the door!

how well can you do?

If you are Maaco you get a 8% to 15% discount on parts, just like any independent shop depending on volume. The discount is meant to be your profit / contribute to your overhead. Maaco takes 8%-9% on parts for franchise fees, including parts. How do you overcome that? If you are a high enough volume shop you can negotiate a better discount volume on paint and materials than what Maaco offers. So you pay them a premium on parts and materials. Where is the math on your profitability and "very successful"? What is your definition of success? Not going bankrupt like the other suckers you went to training with?

Customers and franchisers

I have received a very poor full body paint from Maaco store # M2416. Have had my 97 Merc Cougar back 4 times and more than 50% of the issues are unresolved. I have honest to GOD issues with the car. Not trying to be tricky or get over. Thought maybe a call to Maaco corp could help get me and the shop back on track. Long story short, the Maaco corp can't, won't and is unable for whatever bogus reason to help and or fix a warranty job for a customer. So now I begin researching all angles of Maaco. It's a terrible thing I am reading here. Maaco Corp. doesn't care to get into the fix and support their own blood line. Get some cash and then kick the franchise to the curb. So, I am out $2500. But a lot of the franchises are out hundreds of thousands. How can this be allowed to continue. Franchises need happy customers and franchises need to be supported with a real back bone. Unfortunately, especially for the pride filled hard working shop I won't be using Maaco. Not to mention the years of negative talk. What an unproductive cycle. Wish I could help to improve the situation.

Not as good as it used to be

I've been with Maaco for 34 years. As an owner for 22. At one time this was a great franchise. Tony Martino built a good business model. If you worked hard, paid attention and developed a good crew, you could be successful. I am and I know many that are as well. I also know many that have failed. Because of Maaco? Maybe. But the three that come to mind right off hand, didn't follow the Maaco guidelines. Tried to go too far off on their own and didn't seek help. One owner in Va Beach never went to meetings or the convention. I offered several times to have him spend time at my shop and I offered to visit his shop. He did come right by my shop to test drive a new Dodge Challenger when they came out, but never stopped by my shop. What does THAT tell you about his priorities?

I've built my business up to where it is now by working hard. 12 hours a day or more when needed. I've got a good, experienced crew. My shop is I-CAR Gold Class certified. Not many dealerships or other independent shops are. We have several DRP insurance relationships. We put out nice looking work and nearly 50% of my customers are repeat or referrals.

Now, are there crappy Maaco centers? Yes. But does that make EVERY other dealership or independent shop perfect? Hardly. There are good and bad shops of all sorts. I see it weekly. Like the Ford Escape a local Ford dealer was paid to replace a frame rail and only straightened it. Major safety issue there, but I guess y'all are okay with that since it wasn't done by a Maaco.

Having said that, Maaco today is a far cry from what Tony established. They do nickle and dime us to death. If I were looking at buying a center today I'd probably pass. We don't have nearly the corporate support we did years ago. They've changed advertising companies 4 times in as many years. Bad choices, they say. Pardon me, but if you're so experienced, shouldn't you be able to make better choices? I have personally helped Maaco sell 4 other franchises. Two have flourished the other two have struggled. But seem to manage. The new regime has brought some good ideas to the chain, but their implementation leave a ton to be desired. We are only a commodity now. Driven Brands and Harvest capital (I think) that owns us, is only trying to build the chain and sell us off. Unfortunately, that is the way of big business today. I fear terribly for the chain I've grown up in and for the newer franchisees. If you don't have body shop experience, I don't believe this new group in Charlotte has the ability and foresight to take this chain further. They've cut back on corporate staff so bad there is no way they can support the number of shops. They're talking about 800-1000 centers by 2018. I honestly don't think that'll every happen.

Good luck to anyone buying one today. Tony Martino is probably rolling over in his grave.

Haha 800- 1000 Maacos by

Haha 800- 1000 Maacos by 2018?!? How's that working out. It is a joke. Typical of corporate bluster, Driven Brands not excluded. Where do they get these numbers - out of their tails? Yeah the company crapped when Tony died. How bout that Maaco Bowl!! Nothing but a paid excuse and a paid vacation to Las Vegas the week after Christmas for execs to enjoy themselves on the franchisee ad fund. Glad he was terminated!

"He" meaning Dave Lapps and

"He" meaning Dave Lapps and his buffoon mate Frank Costello

Maaco Bowl lasted for three

Maaco Bowl lasted for three years. However, the additional $70 weekly advertising contribution (designated as a national advertising fund) each shop contributed to pay for it has kept on being charged?

Frank Costello, there is a piece of work. After leaving Corporate Maaco Costello acquired three existing viable shops. He has since shuttered Maaco Aston PA no re-sale just closed. He rarely reports earning for Lawnside, NJ or Wimington, DE. Generally meaning he cannot afford the weekly royalties. It looks like he may have even shuttered the Wilmington shop. Could not have happened to a more deserving fellow. It also begs the question why hasn’t Maaco Corporate swooped in and saved these shops? Wait we know the answer to this one, Maaco can’t, won’t, doesn’t, save shops. They just do not have the expertise or manpower. Better to sell a new franchise.

“800-1,000 centers by 2018” Everyone is miss quoting this. What Maaco / Driven Brands means is, they will have to sell 800-1,000 franchises by 2018 in order to maintain the 450 +/- centers they have. In our market area, in order to maintain 12-16 shops over the past ten years there is only one shop continuously owned and operated by the same person. In that ten years or less 6 shops have been opened and closed without resale. 8 others have opened, some of which have already been resold and all the others have been resold at least once.

Incentive Compensation for Driven Brands and Maaco Corporate is based on their ability to resell Driven Brands as a whole for a profit, not for their performance in growing the business units or the profitability of the companies, just selling Driven Brands for a profit within a five year timeframe.
See court case.

https://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/north-carolina/ncwdce/3:2015cv00085/78186/12

They have resold twice so far and are looking to sell a third time by an Initial Public Offering.

Numbers do not add up.

Maaco sells 40-60 franchises per year and has been doing so steadily for 15 years. The current numbers for United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are about 440 shops total "worldwide". They no longer have any corporate stores. Where have all these franchises sold gone?

Maaco Auto Painting & Bodyworks Franchise History
When did the first Maaco Auto Painting & Bodyworks open? 1972
When did Maaco Auto Painting & Bodyworks start Franchising? 1972

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 443 39 0 1
2004 443 39 0 1
2003 458 38 6 2
2002 464 41 6 2
2001 486 39 6 0

"Nearly 500 MAACO shops are currently in operation worldwide and as the automotive service market continues to expand, our franchisees continue to increase this number." source Maaco Franchising website.
http://www.maacofranchise.com/why-maaco-franchise-best-opportunities.php
Further from the website.
"MAACO dominates the automotive cosmetic paint market share at more than 45 percent."

How do you take a 45% share of a 50billion dollar industry with gross revenue of all 440 Maaco shops garnering less than .5% share of revenues?

Driven Brands LIke Selling Franchises

Just to give you a tip Driven Brands is in the business of selling franchises and donot support them like McDonald or other successful franchisors do. They keep changing owners every 2 to 3 years.majority of their franchisees are bankrupt and if you check they have more corporate stores or new owners.

More stats fewer and fewer shops

Franchise Units: Year* U.S.* Canadian* International* Company Owned*

2013: 416* 30* 0* 0*

2012: 427* 30* 0* 2*

2011: 425* 32* 0* 6*

2010: 438* 31* 0* 6*

source: http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/maacofranchisinginc/282545-0.html#

Horrible Company Do Not Buy

Driven Brands / Maaco is a Horrible Company. Be sure and have a Bank, an Accountant and an Attorney talk you out of buying this Franchise. Make sure the Attorney reviews the Franchise agreement and forms Your future lawsuit against this Company when they do not deliver on what Maaco Corporate is supposed to. If you are foolish enough to buy, like I was, make sure you have a war chest and lawsuit prepared. Maaco has been stagnant at 420-440 shops for Fifteen Years. All they need is 50-60 suckers like me to keep their corporate doors open. 50-60 new shops a year 50-60 failed shops a year. All you need to do is work harder than the other guy. Wrong, what you need to do is have working capital of 300-400thousand in addition to what they are selling you and 50-80thousand in reserve for your pending lawsuit. Maaco huge mistake.

Former Maaco Owner

So you have an entire team of executives?? who could not achieve growth at a company whose annual revenues are $8.59 billion, which grew for the first time in three years by 2.9% after their absence, running Maaco? They were so succesful and proud of their former brand that none of them decided to own a Burger King Franchise.

Instead they all decided that their poor performance for Burger King would be great for the Maaco brand of 430 world wide franchisees. 8.59 billion to 450 million?? These managers did a bad job for Burger King and got kicked to the curb. Now they are running a body shop business.

Be forwarned, do not buy a business, Body Shop run by Burger flippers, with no experience. Do not go into business where the executives bailed after failing in their former Burger King business.

Finally but foremost never buy into a franchise business where none of their executives or operational personell become franchise owners.

Maaco is a Scam!

Maaco Insanity

In 2011 the Maaco propaganda machine published articles using this shop as a testimonial to how great it was to convert an existing collision repair facility to a Maaco franchise and all the benefits the Maaco "sytem"??? would bring.

http://www.hawaiibusiness.com/SmallBiz/July-2011/Lessons-Learned-Franchising-Lessons/

Now this shop is just one of the many shop brought to ruin by Maaco.

Maaco Franchising, Inc v Kaloko Auto Body, Inc et al
Filed: March 12, 2013 as 3:2013cv00156
Plaintiff: Maaco Franchising, Inc
Defendants: Kaloko Auto Body, Inc and David L. Lelm
Cause Of Action: Breach of Contract
Court: Fourth Circuit > North Carolina > Western District Court
Type: Contract > Franchise

Are lawsuits the only part of the Maaco "system"??? franchisees can count on?

Will someone please do a follow-up article on this unfortunate shop.

Maaco has two year plan where

Maaco has two year plan where in with in two years if the franchise owner is doing good they will continue to work with him. If they are behind payment they will try to shut him down and sue him for monies . They resell it so that they can more money on franchise it is a scam . They have done that several times. So be aware of that.

Class Action

Why isn't there a class action lawsuit against this unscrupulous horde? It seems enough franchisees have been fleeced. Why hasn't our government pursued bad franchisors like MAACO? Who was is that prosecuted Bernie Madoff anyway?

If you do a search of legal

If you do a search of legal cases on the link below in the last 10 years Maaco has filed about 48 law suits against its franchisees. Driven Brands / Meineke has filed about 65 and Econo Lube 12.

http://dockets.justia.com/search?query=maaco&search=Search&stateorcourt=&judge=&lawsuittype=&documentfilter=allcases&after=&before=

It looks like Maaco is filing suits every other month or so.

All together that means Driven Brands / Maaco / Meineke has filed suit against 10% of its franchise base in the past ten years. Is this amount of litigation excessive or commonplace? All of the suits seem to be contract disputes.

Should anyone be buying into anything with a 10% chance of a Federal law suit?

Why would a Franchisor feel the need to sue so many of its franchisees?

the only thing growing is their legal department

This organization is shrinking--the number of active stores is getting smaller. Search on the internet and find a copy of Meinke's FDD and you will be shocked how many franchisee operators they have sued over the last three years. The FDD also shows the number of stores decreasing-what message does this send? It's a broken business model with an over priced royalty structure. I was a Meineke franchise owner for ten years. They made tons of money and I earned no more than if I worked 60-70 hrs a week for somebody else. If you are considering any of the Driven Brand franchise programs-do your homework-call some of the existing shop owners that are listed in the FDD--if they are being honest most of them will admit they wish they were independent shops putting the extra 15% in their own pocket. Most consumers do not even understand what services Meineke offers. Ask ten of your friends what does Meineke do? 8-9 will answer mufflers and cheap oil changes. Is there any value in paying 15% for that? The CEO last year cashed in his chips and retired-he could see the writing on the wall for the future of this organization.

THESE MAACO STORES EAT UP

THESE MAACO STORES EAT UP MONEY IF YOU WANT TO DO A GOOD JOB ON A VEHICLE THE MATERIALS PAINT AND DRY GOODS WILL COST YOU 10 TO 13 THOUSAND A MONTH ON TOP OF RENT, FEES THEY WANT, AND ADVERTISING NEARLY 52 THOUSAND NOT TO MENTION LABOR COSTS AND YOU WILL ASK YOURSELF WHAT HAVE I GOT MY FAMILY INTO…….. I HAVE LASTED OVER TEN YEARS BECAUSE I HAVE BORROWED OVER 150K TO HELP MYSELF STAY IN BUSINESS CANT BREAK THE AGREEMENT THEY COULD SUE YOU FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT………… PRETTY SOON I GET PAROLED FROM THE MAACO PRISION

IF YOU DONT OWN PROPERTY YOU

IF YOU DONT OWN PROPERTY YOU JUST MAKE MONEY FOR THE LANDLORD AND MAACO AND PAINT COMPANY.......... WHAT A SHAME......... TRY AND GET ZONING FOR A BODY SHOP.... YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING APPROVED FOR A BOMB FACTORY

WE ALL NEED TO GET TOGETHER

WE ALL NEED TO GET TOGETHER

association

Hello - sorry for the informality of this - i was just perusing through info on Maaco online and came across your post - Maaco owners have an Association that just started a few years back - we do need to stick together and assert that what we have invested is valuable and that franchisee owners should be profitable too - association's phone number is (866)809-6060 - My name is Stephanie - please call when you get a chance.

THIS GUY IS GOING THROUGH

THIS GUY IS GOING THROUGH WHAT I WENT THROUGH 15 YEARS LATER NEARLY 300K IN DEBT
WHAT DID WE GET INTO..... MATERIALS COST RIGHT ON THE MONEY / THIS GUY WANTS TO DO A GOOD JOB AND TO DO SO IT COST MONEY... THE SHOP THAT CUT COSTS STAY IN BUSINESS AND DONT CARE WHAT PEOPLE CARE

Great Business

Brings in A ton of money! As long as you are on top of things. with any business you need hard workers, and people who are smart. As long as you provide great service, your customers will keep coming back.

Must be a Driven Brands employee response

I saw this and cannot believe it! I am a current Maaco owner for over 6 years and have been losing money since day 1. I have never paid myself and have turned it over to my son to run so I can go back to work full time to support myself and put money into it. The training was a joke, done by adversarial incompetents. The "Developers" are a joke. They have no experience and lie. They gave bad advice that cost me lots of money, made promises to "comp" me if we didn't make money on their ideas and then laugh and refused to make good (M Tidd are you reading this?) their promises. The "support" is a joke as well. It has been a horrible experience and I have put over $350,000 into it since opening at the expense of mortgaging my house (that was paid off), maxing out my credit cards and raiding my 401K's. Why don't I get out? Because I made the mistake of buying land and having a building built and with this Barackalypse economy it is worth a lot less than when I opened. I am hoping if I can hold out for another two years the loan balance will be low enough that I can sell it.

Automotive Experience Helpful

I am not a Driven Brands employee but have been in the car business for over forty years. Am in the BHPH used car business and have used a MAACO shop for the past twenty years. Now, this gentleman owned a towing company prior to MAACO he owned one shop and now owns two more; BTW, he acquired those two stores from dealers who went into very comfortable retirements. He has plans to acquire additional stores when folks in his trade area retire or simply put are NOT car people. I looked at a local MAACO franchise before this gentleman bought the store from a owner who was retiring and who did VERY well. I did not care for MAACO for a few reasons (1) At my age I didn't want to work very hard and did well in my used car business and (2) I felt the "cost of admission" to be high and I frankly felt too tempted to paint cars on "Sunday" ;-). Anyway, there are so many people who whine on this website I have to ask myself if these folks were under capitalized, had no automotive experience or were simply poor operators. I knew of a highly skilled body man in Michigan and was VERY much a failure; simply put a poor businessman.

I am not making this post to be critical of those who have had a rough go of it, but I think MAACO gives potential dealers a unrealistic sales presentation to how tough ANYTHING regarding car business can prove to be. Anyway, good luck to those who make a go of it. Frankly, unless you have the funds to BUY the real estate, you probably should avoid unless you can get a sweetheart lease for the first three years. Furthermore, I wouldn't even attempt this business model without buying an existing location. With a existing location (even poorly managed) has cash flow. Poor process, people and sales can be fixed. Good luck to all. Earl Schieb died for our automotive sins.

WHERE ARE YOU OPERATING SIR?

WHERE ARE YOU OPERATING SIR? A TON OF MONEY MAYBE YOU GET FREE RENT OR HAVE A SLAVE LABOR? 15 YEARS IN THIS THING CALLED MAACO..........

Not for me

I had a maaco shop for several years, IT WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!!! I had my shop longer than the other guys I went to training with, one lost everything in less than 8 months. I walked away losing just my investment and owing maaco some fees. They sued me for the outstanding fees. maaco is a lose lose situation. After a couple of years you find the dirty little secret that only a handful of maaco franchisees make any money, even shops that are generating more than a million in sales have very little profit and many owners rely on other sources or their spouse's income for support. maaco's operations support is a study in absolute incompetence. Once you are in there is no accountability throughout management of the franchisor. I had a bad feeling in my gut several times as I went into maaco. I really wished I had trusted my instincts.

worst experience ever!

Franchisor bled us dry with weekly advertising and royalities. They offer absolutely no support and their Operations team is a joke. A teenager could have created their data base and computer applications. We have lost everything and had to declare bankruptcy. I have also watched numerous Maaco franchisees close their doors over the past 6 years with the owners either losing all they had or just coming out with the skin of their teeth. It is true that a handful of franchisees actually succeed, but their success has absolutely nothing to do with Maaco or Driven Brands. These few shops usually do their own thing and ignore what the franchisor promotes as their "Blueprint to success". Maaco destroyed my life and I will be working long past retirement age to recoup my losses.
Whatever you do - DO NOT BUY A MAACO FRANCHISE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much. You just

Thank you so much. You just saved my family and me. I just got over the presentation stage with their franchise director. First I felt really confident about it. But then when we started brain storming later that day we came up with more questions. They just talk big about their numbers and make you dream of how much money you can make.

YOU CAN REACH ME AT

YOU CAN REACH ME AT OK2SENDMAILNOW@AOL.COM

IN THE SAME BOAT WE ALL NEED

IN THE SAME BOAT WE ALL NEED TO GET TOGETHER

Previous franchise owner

Previous franchise owner here. Though I take the majority of the responsibility for the less than desirable outcome; I believe in part as I look back, MANY false claims of post-opening support where misrepresented. I would support any majority efforts to bring this to light.

maaco is horrible

maaco bases everything on that i've been in business 20yrs crap. the problem is for folks buying now. their system fails and maaco's poor operations support just points at the 20yr guy and says it works for them so any problems must be the newbie's fault. do this 20yr man don't just give sonny boy your shop, sell it to him at fair market value if he even qualifies as a buyer, pay maaco their 30% premium, rent him the building at fair market value and really retire. even then he has a leg up because of your reputation but if you did the math as an actual sale today you would see it doesn't work.

maaco currently has active lawsuits against 3percent of its franchisees. add to that all the meineke lawsuits and it is an astronomical number compared to good franchisors. maaco's failure rate is also huge. the argument "the only problem with maaco's system is they are really bad at choosing who owns their franchises" is pathetic.

I've owned a Maaco shop for

I've owned a Maaco shop for 20 years. I am getting ready to retire and my son is taking
over the shop. I left the corporate world and did not know anything about the body shop
business. Maaco is the greatest thing I have done in my life for my family.
The business is what you make it. You cannot go home at noon or be an absentee owner.
You have to work it. Maaco is hard work and worth it.
Wow there sure is a ton of cry babies in this world.

MY FRIEND MAYBE YOUR RENT IS

MY FRIEND MAYBE YOUR RENT IS $5000 A MONTH AND MAYBE PEOPLE WORK FOR YOU FOR $9.00 AN HOUR BUT HERE THE AVERAGE RENT IS OVER $8000 AND LABOR IS MUCH HIGHER AND I WORK IN THIS BUSINESS 65 HOURS WEEKLY.......... THE PEOPLE THAT COMPLAIN ARE RIGHT THE MODEL HAS FEW STORIES LIKE YOURS.......... I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN MY PAST ....... THE COST TO OPERATE IS JUST TO GREAT.........

I am an owner of Maaco. If

I am an owner of Maaco. If you work for your self in the front office , Do good work and have exceptional customer service.If will make money as self employed. It all depends on what is your break evens are and the location of the shop if you have lot of trade and retail customers yes you are for sure going to make money.It takes two years to turn around the bad reputation of an existing run Maaco.
Should be willing to invest in high end equipment which derives quality.

YOUR RIGHT BREAK

YOUR RIGHT BREAK EVEN......... I HAVE A FLAWLESS REPUTATION WITH MY CUSTOMERS THATS WHAT KEPT ME GOING......... BUT THE FEES, RENT, ADVERT, LABOR, SUPPLIES IT DOESNT WORK BELIEVE ME IN 15 YEARS I HAVE TRIED VERY HARD TO MAKE IT WORK...........

Right on Point

Again, and thank you for your comment. If maaco is a good franchisor then why is there a maaco franchise with a bad reputation? why would it take an individual two years to fix that bad reputation? why wouldn't that reputation be fixed by the franchisor prior to re-selling? why is an individual having to invest in additional equipment in order to fix a maaco? why wouldn't that franchise location have needed equipment included with the franchise package? where is the franchisor and the franchise support? there are many maaco's with bad reputations, would a good franchisor put out bad businesses and rely on individual owners to fix the problems?

Thank you for your comment

Thank you for your comment maaco franchise sales. The 1,200 franchisees you've churned through
in the past 20yrs, for net-zero growth, were just lazy cry-babies.

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