For the love of cars

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario – June 3, 2019 – For the Mirante brothers, it all started with their passion for cars.

Carm, Walter and Nick Mirante are the owners of the master franchise Maaco in Alberta, a subsidiary of the Driven Brands. The shop is equipped with a state-of-the-art training facility and has produced an annual revenue of nearly $3 million in sales.

“It was a family thing what we’ve done together here, and ever since we were kids, we’ve always worked together as a family,” said Nick.

Last week, Maaco North American president Bob Benjamin presented the Center of Excellence Award for Alberta to the brothers as a token of recognition for their efforts and to also share what plans the company and the shop have for the future.

“We feel honoured, we’re quite humbled to be receiving this award, we’ve worked really hard in the time that we’ve owned this franchise. There’s a lot of people we want to thank that have helped us get to this point, from suppliers to our mentors, to people that we’ve met in the industry, to our staff,” said Carm.

The intention behind the award is to recognize the Mirante’s shop for having a state-of-the-art training facility for the province of Alberta and to attract and offer training services to any new prospect franchisees, or independent shops converting over to Maaco.

“The other intention is to do I-CAR gold training from this the facility,” said Maaco vice president of multi-site operations Sabrina Thring.

Among the brothers and the North American Maaco president, was several industry partners and local independents for the company’s first Discovery Day in Canada.

The day created awareness for local or independent collision and paint shops in the province of Alberta to come and learn more about what it is to be a Maaco franchise and what the future looks like for the brand.

“We are not only a retail platform; we specialize in the trade and now we are adding in the near future, the tier two direct repair program with insurers. So Maaco in Canada will be seen as the one-stop-shop for all your collision and painting needs,” said Thring.

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