AAMCO Franchise Named One Of Franchise Gator's Top 100 Franchises Of 2016

For the second consecutive year, AAMCO has been named to 2016 Franchise Gator’s Top 100 franchise concepts. The greater Philadelphia area-based company ranked No. 50 for the second year in a row. The annual ranking measures franchise opportunities based on several key factors, including financial stability, growth, transparency, continuity and sustainability.

“We’re pleased to be named to Franchise Gator’s Top 100 for the second consecutive year,” said Brett Ponton, CEO and president of American Driveline and AAMCO Transmission, Inc. “The automotive aftermarket industry is poised for continued growth, and this latest accolade only reaffirms AAMCO’s reputation as a market leader and a solid business partner.”

For more than 50 years, AAMCO’s network of locally owned and independently operated automotive service centers has employed the latest technology. Expert technicians diagnose a repair, fix it right the first time and back it with a nationwide warranty. Known as the world’s leading transmission expert, the company has evolved into a total car care brand that provides a variety of services including brake repair, tune-ups, shocks and struts, routine maintenance and more. AAMCO was named to Entrepreneur’s 2016 Franchise 500®, ranking #1 in category. Based on network size, growth rate and financial strength, the brand also earned a spot on Entrepreneur’s “Best of the Best” list. Additionally, AAMCO has been consecutively ranked on Franchise Times’ Top 200+ for the last two years.

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AAMCO Transmission and Total Car Care of Roselle Park, NJ Celebrates with Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Members of the community along with Mayor Carl Hokanson, Council members, and members of the Roselle Park Business Chamber came out on Saturday afternoon to welcome its newest business to Roselle Park, AAMCO Transmission and Total Car Care.

Grand opening & ribbon cutting at AAMCO Roselle Park, NJ

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at AAMCO Roselle Park, NJ

Owners Jack and Jackie Marabella moved their business from Irvington to Roselle Park to expand their business into this larger facility. “Yes, you can say we are very excited to be opening in the Roselle Park community,” said Jackie Marabella. “We are looking forward to building long term relationships.”

AAMCO Total Care CAre Roselle Park, NJ

AAMCO Total Care Care Roselle Park, NJ

“I know there has been a lot of buzz lately in the Roselle Park business community, but when a well-known company like AAMCO Total Car Care moves from a different town to come here to serve us, that’s certainly something to be excited about,” said Julio Louis, Roselle Park Business Chamber President. “The chamber welcomes AAMCO and hopes to build a long term business relationship.”

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Industry Veteran Reopens Houston Automotive Service Center

AAMCO is pleased to announce the reopening of its former Houston service center located at 5911 Chimney Rock Road. The service center opened to the public on Monday, August 8.

The new owner, Andrew “Beal” Pumphrey, is a seasoned automotive industry professional having owned an auto repair shop in Fort Worth for 11 years. Before joining AAMCO, Pumphrey served as a project coordinator in the energy industry and held multiple leadership roles in the education sector for 15 years. Prior to this time, he worked as a financial advisor.

“I am very proud to reopen the AAMCO in the Bellaire/Houston Communities and look forward to providing a superior customer service experience to local residents,” said Pumphrey. “I’ve always had a passion for cars and knew I wanted to run my own business again one day. As a new business owner, I’m excited to become a part of the Greater Houston area and give back to the community through AAMCO.”

The AAMCO franchise on Chimney Rock Road features six bays, including one quick lube bay and is a State of Texas Official Vehicle Inspection Station. The location will serve customers from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about the AAMCO of Bellaire/Houston, please visit www.aamcochimneyrock.com or call 713-988-5800.

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AAMCO Franchise Expands Texas Footprint With The Opening Of Its First Denton Service Center

AAMCO announced today it has expanded in Texas with the opening of its first location in Denton. The new auto repair shop is located at 222 S. Elm St. and features five full service repair bays, including one for inspections. The AAMCO of Denton marks the brand’s 43rd location in the Lone Star State and is owned and operated by local resident and first-time franchisee Darren Brown.

“We are thrilled to welcome Darren Brown to the AAMCO family,” said Brett Ponton, CEO and president of American Driveline and AAMCO Transmission, Inc. “Darren’s automotive background and passion for service lends itself to being successful over the long-term and we look forward to supporting him as his business expands.”

As a resident of North Texas for more than 15 years, Brown brings more than two decades of customer service and automotive repair experience to AAMCO. Prior to purchasing his first franchise, the entrepreneur was a technical support representative for ADP, a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. Brown also has a passion for cars and worked at two automotive shops for nearly a decade prior to joining ADP.

“I’m thrilled to bring AAMCO to the Denton community and eager to introduce the brand to its local residents,” said Brown. “The company has an outstanding leadership team and support system for sits franchise network. I look forward to welcoming fellow residents and new customers to the center and serving the community with the very best in total car care service for many years to come.”

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Lifetime Car Enthusiast Continues Entrepreneurial Quest with Family

AAMCO’s service center in Fort Pierce, Florida, located at 3821 South Highway 1, has a new owner. The Fort Pierce service center features 11 bays and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The new owners, Kurt and Donna Caruso, along with their son Joe Caruso, are closely involved in the local community and are members of the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce. While this is the family’s first franchise, Kurt Caruso has always had a passion for cars, and previously owned a used car lot and towing business in Pennsylvania.

Kurt, Donna and Joe Caruso are the new owners of AAMCO Fort Pierce, Florida

Kurt, Donna and Joe Caruso are the new owners of AAMCO Fort Pierce, Florida

“I’ve been working on cars since I was a kid. They’ve always interested me and I enjoy putting them back together,” said Kurt Caruso. “When my son Joe brought the idea of owning an AAMCO to my wife and I, we knew immediately that it would be a good fit. We want the AAMCO of Fort Pierce to be a place where customers can feel at home and confident in our assessments and repair work.”

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AAMCO Franchise In Louisville, Kentucky Expands To Second Location

AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. today announced one of its Louisville, Kentucky service centers located at 126 Breckenridge Lane has a new owner. The Louisville service center features five bays and specializes in transmission repair and total car care services.

John Summers - New owner of AAMCO Louisville, Kentucky at 126 Breckenridge Lane

John Summers – New Owner of AAMCO Louisville,KY at 126 Breckenridge Lane

The new owner, John Summers, also owns another AAMCO franchise in Louisville located at 11696 Dixie Highway. After working as a service center manager at the location for four years, he made the jump from employee to franchisee in 2004. Last year, Summers was named AAMCO’s Grand Champion of the 2015 President’s Club, an annual competition that measures shops with 15 key performance indicators (KPIs) within four major categories, including business growth, training and education, customer satisfaction and brand standards. The entrepreneur received this recognition after turning his Dixie Highway, three-bay AAMCO service center into a 10-bay facility after nearly a decade of business growth. In addition to running his center, the franchise owner actively supports his community through donations and sponsorships that go toward college scholarships for local high school seniors.

“I’ve enjoyed servicing the people of south Louisville for well over a decade,” said Summers. “I wanted to bring the same excellent customer service and positive experiences that the people of south Louisville have experienced to the community of east Louisville. I believe that AAMCO has a lot to offer the local community, and I’m excited to show them what the brand is all about.”

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Franchise Owner Ken Rickoski , AAMCO Claymont, DE, Offers Free Automotive Check Ups In Celebration Of National Car Care Month

AAMCO of Claymont, DE owner Ken Rickoski is hosting a “Community Car Clinic Day” and offering free car check ups for local residents on Oct. 22 in celebration of National Car Care Month.

AAMCO of Claymont is also celebrating the location’s 10th anniversary during the Community Car Clinic Day event. Attendees will have the chance to participate in giveaways and freebies, as well as view classic cars on display.

AAMCO Claymont, DE

AAMCO Claymont, DE

“Community Car Clinic Day was created in efforts to bring awareness to National Car Care Month and give back to the local residents of Claymont,” said Rickoski. “With the winter months quickly approaching, it’s important vehicle owners receive car check ups to prepare for colder driving conditions. We are excited to offer local residents a complimentary vehicle check and look forward to serving the local community for many years to come.”

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