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Maaco and Meineke to honor military members as part of its 45th anniversary celebration

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 09:00
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This fall, both Meineke Car Care Centers® and Maaco® Auto Painting and Collision Repair will pay tribute to military members across the country, honoring active duty military members and veterans with complimentary vehicle repairs and improvements  as a “thank you” for their service to the country and patronage of their brands.
 
The “Proud to Serve Those Who Have Served” program is part of the two legendary automotive brands’ 45th anniversary celebration.  In 1972, both Meineke Car Care Centers® and Maaco® opened their doors to serve America’s drivers, with Meineke located in Houston, TX, and Maaco in Wilmington, DE.  Today, 45 years later, more than 1,500 Maaco and Meineke locations offer motorists total car care to keep them safe, well-maintained and looking their best on the road around the world.  While the two automotive brands were founded independently, they later joined the Driven Brands family of automotive aftermarket brands including CARSTAR®, Take 5 Oil Change® and 1-800-Radiator & A/C®.
 
From October 14 through November 24, Maaco and Meineke are honoring military members who are current customers, veterans who are now Maaco or Meineke owners or franchisees, and one recipient nominated by consumers through a national contest.
 
The military members being honored include a Purple Heart Recipient and veterans from Vietnam, Korea, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq and many other theaters.

Howard Smith, Mebane, NC, US Navy
James Battle, Petersburg, VA, US Army
Anthony Lindsey, Mebane, NC, US Navy
Angelo Maddaloni, Wasilla, AK, US Marine Corps
James Dick, Snow Camp, NC, US Army
Shelia Vitalis, Raleigh, NC, US Army
Vanity Mock, Mebane, NC, US Navy
Breanna Cox, Fayetteville, NC, US Army
Mary McElvain, Gill, CO, US Army
James Henderson, Walkertown, NC, US Army
Steve Agran, Hollywood, FL, US Air Force
Roy Weaver, New Orleans, LA, US Air Force
Alexis Badillo, Sunrise FL, US Marine Corps
William Slattery, Noblesville, IN, US Marine Corps
Matthew Lynberg, Knoxville, TN, US Navy
Wilhelm Von Mayer, Knoxville, TN, US Army
Scott Faulkner, Knoxville, TN, US Navy
Jacob Aaron Durant, Knoxville, TN, US Army
Lorena Kay Cooper, Knoxville, TN, US Army
Reagan Flory, Euless, TX, US Navy
George Welsch, Cornelius, NC, US Army
Don Tanner, Knoxville, TN, US Air Force
Frank Sullivan, Knoxville, TN, US Army
Nicholas Harris, Tacoma, WA, US Army
Chester K. Chase, Jr., Pulaski, NY, US Army
Don McLean, Memphis, TN, US Marine Corps
Micah Rasmussen, Boone, IA, US Army
Randy Gregory, Greenwood, IN, US Army
Sherry Slatosky, Minnetonka, MN, US Marine Corps
Steven Winkelman, Cambridge, MN, US Army
Gregory Gossett, Knoxville, TN, US Marine Corps
Joe Sauer, Rahway, NJ, US Navy
Carl Whaley, Pensacola, FL, US Navy
Doug Deveney, Columbia, SC, US Air Force
 
“Maaco and Meineke have a long history of supporting and honoring active and reserve military members and our nation’s veterans,” said Artemio Garza, Chief Brand Officer for Driven Brands.  “From services at Meineke locations and paint makeovers at Maaco, each of these brands have found ways to give back locally.  We are honored to share the stories of these brave men and women and partner with our franchisees to give back.”
 
The Maaco and Meineke honorees are profiled online at www.ProudToServe45.com and through Maaco and Meineke social channels.  In addition, a new television commercial – “Proud to Serve Those Who Served” – began airing in October and pays tribute to all of America’s active duty military members and veterans.
 
Proud to Serve Contest Offers Veterans an Opportunity to Receive Maaco and Meineke Services
 
As part of the program, Maaco and Meineke are offering veterans, military families and their friends an opportunity to nominate themselves or someone who has served to win services from Maaco and Meineke, including a Maaco “Maacover” and a year of service at Meineke.  Nominations can be made at www.ProudToServe45.com.  The winner will be selected at random on Nov. 24, 2017.
 
Consumers Also Receive Benefits, Opportunity to Support Military Support Organizations
 
At Meineke, consumers can receive up to 45 percent off select services including 45 percent off brake pads, rotate and balance service and alignments; 35 percent off of shocks & struts and wipers; free check engine light and check battery service; and $10 off any oil change package
 
Also, Meineke customers have an opportunity to “Round It Forward”, rounding up their service cost with a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.
 
At Maaco, drivers will save up to 45 percent off on select services and products. For a complete list of services discounted, please consult a participating location.
 
For more information on Meineke or to book an appointment, please visit: www.meineke.com. And for more information on Meineke franchise opportunities, please visit: www.meinekefranchise.com.
 
For more information on Maaco or to book an appointment, visit www.maaco.com.  For Maaco franchise opportunities, visit https://www.maaco.com/franchise-opportunities/.
 
About Meineke
Meineke Car Care Centers, LLC. is a division of Driven Brands, Inc., the leading automotive aftermarket franchisor in the world. Founded in 1972, Meineke has more than 900 centers that service approximately three million cars a year. Over the years, Meineke has expanded its product offerings to better meet the demands of its customers and a changing marketplace. Meineke continues to be ranked as one of the best franchise opportunities in the country and has recently won top franchise rankings from Forbes, Franchise Times and Entrepreneur Magazine. For more information, please visit meineke.com.
 
About Maaco
Maaco Auto Painting & Collision Repair – a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands based in Charlotte, NC – is America’s #1 Bodyshop. Maaco provides automotive paint and cosmetic repair services for nearly 500,000 drivers annually. With more than 500 independently owned and operated franchises across the United States and Canada, Maaco has restored the safety and appearance of more than 20 million vehicles over 45 years. Maaco has been named a top automotive franchise numerous times by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 ranking. In addition to other honors, Maaco has been included on Franchise Times’ list of Top 200 franchises. For more information about Maaco, visit www.Maaco.com. For more information about franchising opportunities, visit www.MaacoFranchise.com.

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