WILHELM AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRATES SECOND FRANCHISE LOCATION
Phoenix Store Grand Opening Set For October 22
Phoenix, Ariz.–Wilhelm Automotive, a family owned and operated auto repair business, has opened a second franchise location at 52nd Street and Thomas Rd. in Phoenix and has scheduled a grand opening celebration for October 22, 2013. A formal ribbon cutting is planned for 10 a.m. with a public celebration to follow until 1 p.m. Wilhelm Automotive is Arizona’s oldest auto repair shop, and opened its first location 85 years ago in Peoria, Ariz. Since then, four more shops in Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tatum Ranch have opened. Their first franchise location in the Scottsdale Airpark opened at the beginning of this year. The Thomas store will be their seventh location and their first in Phoenix.
“We have followed a successful business model for 85 years, which, in part, is to put the satisfaction of our loyal customers first. Now we can share our concept through franchising Wilhelm Automotive,” said Wilhelm President Chris Garman.
“Now more than ever, consumers are looking for businesses they can trust with their hard-earned money. We promise to fix their car correctly– the first time– and our customer’s confidence in our work and loyalty to our business is paramount to our success,” Garman said.
At the grand opening celebration, Wilhelm Automotive will host Soldier’s Best Friend, a Valley non profit organization dedicated to providing United States military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with a trained Service or Therapeutic Companion Dog. Most of these dogs will be rescued from local shelters. Guests are invited to help support Soldier’s Best Friend by bringing an item from their wish list. Those who donate will receive a coupon for an $8.50 oil change at Wilhelm Automotive. More information about Soldier’s Best Friend can be found at soldiersbestfriend.org.
The new Phoenix/Arcadia auto repair shop off Thomas is located at 5211 E. Thomas Road in Phoenix and the store is open Monday through Saturday.
Wilhelm Automotive will continue to expand their business with additional franchises as suitable locations can be found.