AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. (“AAMCO”), franchisor of the world’s largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, announced today it has expanded in South Carolina with the opening of its first location in Summerville on Feb. 1. The new auto repair shop is located at 1550 Old Trolley Road and features transmission, auto repair and fleet services. AAMCO Summerville marks the brand’s eighth location in South Carolina and is owned and operated by Greenville resident and longtime franchisee Chris Ebert.
Ebert opened his first AAMCO shop in the Greenville area in 2010 after spending 12 years in the mortgage industry and many years as a restaurant owner prior to that. When asked what drew him to franchising and to AAMCO in particular, he said, “As a manager with JPMorgan Chase, I learned how to follow best practices and to achieve success by doing what has proven to work. The experts at AAMCO have spent over 50 years developing their business. I know I can follow this path they have created, put in the hard work and have a thriving business.”
That path to success led Ebert to open a Columbia-area shop in 2014 and a Charlotte, North Carolina-area location in 2015. He has already purchased the rights to expand in Mount Pleasant and Anderson, South Carolina, as well as Asheville, North Carolina, and expects to have those three locations open with the next 24 months.
“Total car care is a specialty business that people are always going to need,” said Ebert. “We work hard to build trust with our customers and help them maintain their car year-round, whether it’s a transmission replacement in the heat of the summer or a routine spring tune-up. It’s important to me to bring value to each community in which I do business and to be known for quality work and customer service.”