Leading Automotive Aftermarket Repair Company Hosts 2023 Conference, Leading Brands Recognize Top-Performing Franchisees
Greenwood Village, CO – FullSpeed Automotive®, one of the nation’s largest franchisors and operators of automotive aftermarket repair facilities, home to flagship brands Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service®, and Kwik Kar®, recently hosted a joint brand conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where 121 Grease Monkey and 53 SpeeDee franchisees were recognized for their outstanding performance throughout 2022. Strong franchisee partners will play a crucial role in the company’s goal to grow to 1,000 units by the end of 2023.
Throughout the 3-day conference, franchisees heard from guest speakers as well as the senior leadership team, and participated in a full schedule of education sessions and breakouts. Franchisees also got to experience a vendor show, attend social events, and celebrate top performers during an awards ceremony. Keynote speakers included Dr. Bob Nelson, President of Nelson Motivation Inc.; Jason Lowder, FixAim Marketing; and Dave Hobbs, Senior Technical Trainer and Course Developer.
“Our franchisees work so hard year-round to provide quick, quality service to customers, and all contribute to the overall success and growth we have experienced,” said Ron Stilwell, President of FullSpeed Automotive. “Not only do they strive for their own success, but also to make sure our brands succeed. We are delighted to be able to award our franchisees, and hope this year’s conference gave the entire system the confidence and boost they need to keep growing and make 2023 an even better year.”
Notably, this year, Grease Monkey is celebrating its 45th anniversary. “It is an exciting time – we see a lot of opportunities to grow this brand even further, and with a 45-year history to lean on as a launch pad, the sky’s the limit for what’s to come,” added Stilwell. “Everything we do is focused on making our customers happy and ensuring the success of our franchisees. Now, we have refined store models and innovative systems to support our efforts to continually improve as we move into the next 45 years.”
As the auto care industry is expected to grow nearly 25%, and reach $477.6 billion by 2024, according to the Auto Care Association’s most recent research study, FullSpeed Automotive is looking to bring on qualified and engaged individuals seeking single, multi-unit, and conversion opportunities. When franchisees invest with FullSpeed Automotive brands, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and proven business models backed with a combined 70+ years of experience in providing quality car care in the industry.
FullSpeed Automotive brands have also been recognized for their hard work. For the fifth year in a row Grease Monkey (#6) and SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service (#14) have been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top Franchise for Veterans. Both brands also ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2023 Franchise 500 with Grease Monkey at #182 and SpeeDee at #415, making it their seventh and fifth consecutive year being included, respectively.
For more information on Grease Monkey or SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service, visit fullspeedautomotive.com or call 800-364-0352.
About FullSpeed Automotive®
FullSpeed Automotive® is among the nation’s largest franchisors and operators of automotive aftermarket repair facilities and home to flagship brands Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service®, and Kwik Kar. FullSpeed Brands offers oil changes, tire sales and rotations, brake services, car washes, and other ancillary services through multiple brand formats that target several desirable segments of the service market. The company’s strategic geographic footprint of 900 -plus franchised and company-owned locations provide density in high growth markets. In 2023, both Grease Monkey and SpeeDee were included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking. FullSpeed is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. For more information, go to www.fullspeedautomotive.com.
About Grease Monkey®
Founded in 1978 and part of the FullSpeed Automotive® family of brands, Grease Monkey has over 40 years of expertise in oil changes and automotive maintenance. There are more than 490 Grease Monkey auto centers in the United States, China, Colombia, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. In 2023, Grease Monkey was included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking for the seventh consecutive year. Grease Monkey is also proud to have received the VetFran 5‐Star rating demonstrating its extraordinary commitment to “provide access and opportunities in franchising to our Nation’s Veterans and their Spouses.” For more information, go to www.greasemonkeyfranchise.com.
About SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service
Founded in 1980, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service is a franchise-based full-service automotive care company headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO. SpeeDee is a subsidiary of FullSpeed Automotive®. There are more than 185 SpeeDee auto centers located throughout the United States and Mexico. In 2023, SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service was included in Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500 ranking for the fifth consecutive year. SpeeDee is also proud to have received the VetFran 5‐Star rating demonstrating its extraordinary commitment to “provide access and opportunities in franchising to our Nation’s Veterans and their Spouses.” For more information, visit www.speedeeoilfranchise.com.