A history of leadership
in the automotive car care

Our History

  • 1972

    Sam Meineke founds Meineke Discount Muffler in San Antonio, TX.

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  • 1986

    Meineke headquarters moves to Charlotte, NC.

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  • 1999

    Meineke transitions to full-service care centers.

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  • 2003

    Meineke changes its name to Meineke Car Care Centers.

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  • 2008

    Meineke combines with Maaco to form Driven Brands.

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  • 2012

    Meineke celebrates 40 years of business.

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  • 2015

    Roark Capital acquires Meineke’s parent company, Driven Brands.

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  • 2020

    Meineke continues to be an industry innovator in neighborhoods around the country.

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Our leadership team

Ted Rippey

Ted Rippey

SVP of Franchise Development

Prior to joining Driven, Ted, along with his father and brother, founded the business of 1-800-Radiator – a wholesale auto parts distribution franchise.  When his family bought the business in the early 90’s there were only 2 company owned stores and by June 2015, when they sold the business to Driven Brands, he had grown the business to over 200 franchised locations across the US and Canada generating over $240M of system wide sales.
Ted graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Anthropology from the Claremont Colleges in Southern California.
Jeff Todd, VP of Development

Jeff Todd

VP of Development

Jeff Todd is the Vice President of Development for Meineke, a member of the Driven Brands™ portfolio. Jeff joined Driven Brands in 2015 and has focused on multi-unit market development and consolidation through greenfield territory expansion, resales of existing units and acquisitions of independently-owned businesses.  Prior to his current role, Jeff worked in PNC’s Equity Sponsor Group then transitioned to Wells Fargo’s Mergers & Acquisitions group. Jeff attended the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

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Devin Hughes

Director of Franchise Sales

Devin Hughes is a highly accomplished, ambitious, and solutions-focused franchise development professional with 8+ years of experience and track record of success. He is passionate about helping people achieve their long-term goals and dreams through franchise ownership. Devin is a top-notch communicator who builds and sustains strong relationships with clients, prospects, and colleagues of all organizational levels. With extensive franchise experience, his goal is to provide a structured information process in order to help candidates make successful business decisions.  With a straightforward, consultative, and honest approach to franchise development, he ensures the model is a correct fit for the franchise and candidates.

Adriana Crisp, Resale Manager

Adriana Crisp

Resale Manager

Adriana Crisp is a Resale Manager at Driven Brands. Adriana joined Driven Brands seven years ago after working as a Sales Manager in the Textile Industry in the Northeast. During the first six years with Driven Brands, Adriana worked as a Franchise Development Manager for the Meineke Car Care franchise division working with candidates to own their first Meineke Car Care franchise location. Adriana received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Eric McLauchlin, Resale Manager

Eric McLauchlin

Resale Manager

Eric McLauchlin is the newest member to the resale Team. Prior to joining Driven Brands, Eric was the Managing Director and founder at Southern Transport Solutions. Spending most of his professional career at Collective Goods, he was a top divisional leader overseeing 26 sales territories that continuously produced over $7.5M in annual sales revenue. Eric holds bachelor’s degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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