Griffin Fast Lube, a 10-year-old Jiffy Lube International Inc. franchisee, recently acquired 23 Jiffy Lube service centers in Colorado, including locations in the Denver and Colorado Springs markets.
The family run company, based in Ogden, Utah, is one of the largest Jiffy Lube franchises in the country, also owning and operating 27 Jiffy Lube service centers in Utah and northern Nevada. With the Colorado acquisitionspurchased from previous franchise ownersthe company now operates 50 stores.
David Griffin, co-owner of Griffin Fast Lube along with his wife Joye, said in a prepared statement that, given the current difficult economic climate, we are thrilled to announce this expansion.
He noted that the Jiffy Lube service centers owned by Griffin Fast Lube have always prided themselves on providing exceptional customer service at each and every location. We believe this commitment has resonated well with consumers, even during the economic downturn, and we will continue to focus on superior service in Colorado.
Among the locations the Griffin family now owns is the very first Jiffy Lube service center in the country, which was opened in 1979 in Ogden and celebrated its 30th anniversary in February. Citing its exceptional growth over the past two and a half years, the company said its store in Reno, Nev., for example, has seen a 40-percent increase in sales in 2009 as well as a like-percentage increase in customers.
Griffin Fast Lube's management also includes sons D.J. Griffin, vice president of marketing, Jeff Griffin, vice president of purchasing, and John Griffin, vice president of operations. Bryce Cutler is the company's fleet manager.
Joye Griffin credited a commitment to quality and customer service, along with hard work and a strong family business model, as key factors in the company's recent success.
Houston-based Jiffy Lube has more than 2,000 franchised service centers in North America that serve approximately 24 million customers each year. The company is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Co.
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