HOUSTON (Sept. 17, 2013) — Auto-Lab L.L.C. is expanding its auto service franchise model into the Texas market by signing Communitas Auto Group L.L.C. in Houston as the exclusive master franchisee for Auto-Lab Complete Car Care Centers for the state.
The recently formed Communitas Auto Group (CAG) will operate as Auto-Lab of Texas and be responsible for all locations that open in the state. The franchise group said it plans to open several company-owned locations as well as support independent franchisees.
Immediate plans call for opening two Auto-Lab locations within the first year, likely both within the Houston area, the company said, and then expand to other major metro markets in Texas.
"The Texas market has strong and growing demand for high-level, diagnostic auto repair services," said Frank Brandenberg, CEO of Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Auto-Lab, which has more than 30 franchised locations in operation in Indiana, Iowa, Florida and Michigan.