Christian Brothers Automotive, a Houston-based car repair and maintenance company, is building a repair shop in Bartram Village in South Jacksonville.
The city issued a permit July 5 for construction on 1.1 acres at 13918 Village Lake Circle, off Old St. Augustine Road west of Interstate 95, at a cost of $950,000.
F&M Contractors Inc. of Clayton, Ohio, is the contractor.
Christian Brothers Automotive has expanded to more than 270 locations. There are 13 shops open in central and southwest Florida.
The building plans show Christian Brothers Automotive Corp. as the property owner. ID Studio 4 LLC of Irving, Texas, is the architect.
Christian Brothers Automotive is a partner of the VetFran program, which provides franchise opportunities to veterans. Approved candidates receive 10% off of the total franchise fee.
The company said that it is built on the idea that having a car serviced should be easy.
“Christian Brothers Automotive offers free shuttle service, educational estimates and complimentary courtesy inspections for guests. From simple upkeep such as an oil change to more involved repairs and engine diagnostics, Christian Brothers Automotive addresses automotive issues as soon as they’re found, that could otherwise require expensive repair or replacement down the line,” said the spokesperson.
Christian Brothers was founded in Mission Bend, Texas, in 1982 and has been franchising since 1996.