RR 467: Servando Orozco on Franchising

Servando Orozco is CEO and founder of Orozco’s Auto Service. It is a four-store operation based out of Long Beach, CA.  He also founded Orozcos Franchise, he is a public speaker, he is an Author of Orozco’s Nuts and bolts, he is a consultant and personal coach for auto repair shops. Servando is an Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. He is a strong business development professional. 

Franchising is nothing new to business or even in the aftermarket. However listening to Servando explain his passion to franchise his business model, may just provide you a new insight on succession planning.

Key Talking Points:

  • Learn how and why Servando Orozcos created a certified Franchise in California
  • Franchising Disclosure Document- public document includes how the business runs, payment, expectations, royalties, marketing, regulations
  • Franchisee’s need assistance, guidance, support, operations
  • Each service operation has these basic personalities: Sales, Technicians and Who Runs the Show
    • You can’t do all three
  • Franchise owners can work on the future because the systems, marketing, processes and disciplines are already defined
  • 5 commitments: Profit, Production, Average Repair Order, Car Count, Happy Customers
  • He is looking for people who have a great attitude, aptitude, ethics and are willing to be coached
  • He believes marketing a shop is one of the most critical jobs that need to be done. He will help his franchisee’s with their marketing
  • Marketing franchise business- focus on helping people become business owners (technicians, service advisors, managers) and existing store owners that want a buyout
  • The franchise is a template for business- sharing systems, educating about business numbers
  • NAPA is supporting his Franchisee’s at becoming an AutoCare
  • This model may help shop owners with their succession plan
  • Looking for people with the same values and culture- franchise success is Servando’s success
  • The franchisee must be involved with the community (3% giving back)
  • The goal is to open 10 locations

Orozco’s Service Website

Talk soon,

 

 

 

Resources:

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The NAPA Smart Sign, previously known as Digital Menu Board, gives your shop a professional, state-of-the-art look and feel. It’s a great way to educate and inform your customers about needed repairs and service, plus increase awareness of your current promotions. NAPA AutoCare Center that have installed a Digital Menu Board found one out of five consumers ask for a repair or service they’ve seen on the board. Targeted promotions resulted in double-digit increases. You choose the content from a library of auto care service and repair topics. The latest NAPA national promotions are downloaded to you automatically. And with the Digital Menu Board it’s easy to change your services, prices, and video content anytime you’d like. Talk to your servicing NAPA store to find out more.

About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast; the only one of its type in the automotive aftermarket. Carm calls on his 35 years’ experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ path to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.