A history of leadership
in the automotive car care
industry.

Our History

Old photo of the first Meineke car care center

1972

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

Exterior shot of older Meineke car care center

1986

Meineke headquarters moves to Charlotte, NC.

Interior shot of car jacked up inside a Meineke garage bay with the hood open

1999

Meineke transitions to full-service care centers.

Exterior shot of Meineke car care center logo on building with a red car outside

2003

Meineke changes its name to Meineke Car Care Centers.

Driven Brands logo

2008

Meineke combines with Maaco to form Driven Brands.

Older interior shot of customer waiting at front desk at a Meineke car care center

2012

Meineke celebrates 40 years of business.

Roark Capital logo

2015

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

Exterior shot of Meineke car care center

2019

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

Our History

1972

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

Old photo of the first Meineke car care center

1986

Meineke headquarters moves to Charlotte, NC.

Exterior shot of older Meineke car care center

1999

Meineke transitions to full-service care centers.

Interior shot of car jacked up inside a Meineke garage bay with the hood open

2003

Meineke changes its name to Meineke Car Care Centers.

Exterior shot of Meineke car care center logo on building with a red car outside

2008

Meineke combines with Maaco to form Driven Brands.

Driven Brands logo

2012

Meineke celebrates 40 years of business.

Older interior shot of customer waiting at front desk at a Meineke car care center

2015

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

Roark Capital logo

2019

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

Exterior shot of Meineke car care center

“The Corporate Team is a great resource. I can pick the phone up at any time to talk to them and get their advice.”

Joe Cooper, Multi-Unit Franchise Owner

Our leadership team

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Jon Gaiman

Driven Brands Chief Development Officer

Jon is responsible for the growth of our portfolio of automotive aftermarket brands. A seasoned development executive, Jon brings a wealth of experience in franchise sales, real estate, construction and design. His leadership and ability to develop high-performing teams led to tremendous growth for national brands such as Starbucks and Dunkin Brands. He excels in working alongside brand leaders to develop shared goals and action plans that drive long-term growth.

Prior to Driven Brands, Jon led the successful expansion of the 3,000 stores for Dunkin Brands, growing the brand’s footprint in the western US markets. While at Starbucks, he was the catalyst of the brand’s expansion from primarily West Coast territories to a strong East Coast presence. He is a proven development leader with an impressive track record of success.

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John Moreau

Vice President, Franchise Development

John joined the Driven Brands family in November of 2018. Prior to joining Driven, he spent 24 years with BASF Chemical Company where he held several senior sales leadership positions. More recently, he spent 9 years in the automotive paint industry where he led a sales organization to grow business with independent collision centers and Multi Shop Operators (MSO’s). He also led the North American distribution strategy to expand the automotive paint distribution footprint with national partners. Throughout his career, he held positions in Retail Management, Research & Development, Marketing, and Sales. John received his undergraduate degree in Marketing from Clarion University of PA and received his Executive MBA from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

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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.

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Tom Fihe

Director of Franchise Sales

Tom has enjoyed more than 20 years in the franchise world. He recently joined Driven Brands from TBC Corporation (Big O Tires/Midas) where Tom held various roles including Franchise Development Manager, Area Director of Sales, VP Operations and consultant.  Tom has also worked closely with franchises in the pizza, senior care, hair care, plumbing and eye care industries.

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PJ Nee

Director of Franchise Sales

PJ oversees Meineke franchising initiatives. He works with candidates that have a variety of different skills and backgrounds exploring business ownership. Prior to joining Meineke, PJ was an Account Executive with Oracle, responsible for ERP Cloud software growth in the Higher Education space.

PJ has a BA in Economics and minor in entrepreneurship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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