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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  • 2019

    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.
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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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Caroline Rhode

Director of Franchise Development

Caroline Rhode is a Director of Franchise Development at Driven Brands. Caroline has been with the company for over two years; previously as a Resale Manager handling resale transactions, contract renewals and negotiations, conversions, and various other tasks. She joined Driven from You’ve Got Maids, an early life cycle brand where she served as a Franchise Sales Support Manager. Prior to that, Caroline was an Account Executive for the Charleston City Paper. She started her career in the Compliance Department of Harbor National Bank. Caroline received her bachelor’s from the University of South Carolina.

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