Record-breaking Littleton, Colo., Maaco operator Brian Greenley will be honored by the franchise chain’s president as the first center to achieve $4 million in sales on Friday, Oct. 14, at the 8085 Blakeland Ave. collision repair center.
“Brian has established by far the most successful Maaco franchise in history,” said Maaco President David Lapps, who will visit the center until 2 p.m. “His is truly a small business success story. In 1998, early in his Maaco career, Brian purchased a plot of land and constructed a state of the art facility. He quickly became one of just a handful of centers to achieve $2 million in sales. Then seven years ago, he was the first out of 450 and still the only one to reach $3 million. Incredibly, his sales have continued to increase every year, and in the just ended 52-week Maaco year he topped $4.1 million.”
The sustained economic slowdown has resulted in more people opting to repair their current vehicles rather than buying new ones. The average age of vehicles has climbed to 10.6 years, the highest ever, and an estimated 78 percent of car repairs are performed at aftermarket businesses (the other 22 percent are new cars under warranty). Nationally, Maaco sales are 6 percent ahead of the same period last year, the company reported.
The Denver-area center is creating many satisfied customers who are telling their friends and families, according to Greenley.
“My employees and I work very hard and keep constantly updated on the latest technologies regarding vehicle construction and repair,” Greenley said. “We’re repairing 100 vehicles a week, and that’s a lot of promises we have to keep.”