HOUSTON — A pair of Jiffy Lube franchisees have opened three Jiffy Lube Multicare service centers in Florida, expanding the number of Jiffy Lube locations in the Sunshine State to more than 105.
The new stores are in the Orlando, Tampa and Miami markets, according to Jiffy Lube, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Co.
Jason Thomas and Leif Oskarsson, franchisees for the past 25 years, opened four-bay Multicare service centers in St. Cloud (Orlando area) and Largo (Tampa), expanding their business to 31 locations throughout southwest, central and northeast Florida. Messrs. Thomas and Oskarsson are partners in South Bay Lube.
The St. Cloud store is a greenfield construction while the Largo shop — previously operating Fast Lube & More signage — was acquired. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.
"I'm excited about our growth over the past several years," Mr. Thomas said. "We are always looking for opportunities to grow our footprint to better serve consumers in the community."
Multicare stores offer brakes, tires and engine diagnostics in addition to the Jiffy Lube "Signature Service" oil change.
The new Miami store was opened by Atlantic Coast Enterprises L.L.C. (ACE), a Norwalk, Conn.-based franchisee with 63 locations in Florida, Massachusetts and South Carolina, including 26 in South Florida.
"Jiffy Lube is dedicated to providing fast, convenient automotive maintenance services, while working to provide every customer with an outstanding experience focusing on 12 essential services to extend the life of your car," ACE CEO Al Chance said.
ACE President Steve Allison added, "We strive to provide the services consumers want and need. Our goal is to be the community's trusted automotive service provider."