SOURCE: MAACO

December 02, 2014 10:25 ET

MAACO® Makes a Difference to an American Hero

Marine Veteran and Mother-to-Be Receives a Vehicle Through National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides™

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2014) - MAACO®, part of Driven Brands family of automotive companies, teamed up with the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides™ program to make a difference in the life of an American hero. In partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LKQ and Axalta, the MAACO® Fleet Solutions team donated a restored vehicle to expecting mother and Marine veteran, Sherika Fayson.

"The thought of having a reliable car brings tears to my eyes," said Sherika. "It's overwhelming to think what a difference it will make in my life."

"This would not have been possible without the help of Robert Fish, MAACO® Fleet Solutions National Account Manager, and our incredible partners," said Frank Petrane, MAACO® Vice President of Fleet Sales. "Enterprise Rent-A-Car donated the 2014 Nissan Versa and Axalta automotive finishes and LKQ provided resources necessary to complete the project."

The Orlando MAACO®, located at 917 Mercy Drive, is owned and operated by local Frank Furino. Frank and his team dedicated more than 30 hours of quality body work, collision repair and paint service for the big reveal. They recognized the value in this program and its potential to enrich Sherika's quality of life.

"It's important to give back to the community that supports you," said Frank Furino, Orlando MAACO® owner. "When asked if I was interested in participating in this program, I didn't hesitate. As America's bodyshop it was an honor to give back to an American hero, like Sherika."

Over 1,000 vehicles have been donated through the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides™ program since it began in 2007. MAACO® and its partners are looking forward to donating more Recycled Rides™ in 2015. For more information on the Recycled Rides™ program, visit http://www.nationalautobodycouncil.org/programs/recycled-rides.

For more information on Maaco Franchising, LLC, contact Betsy McDonald at pr@maaco.com.

About MAACO®
Founded in 1972, MAACO® Collision Repair & Auto Painting (www.maaco.com) repairs accident damage, dents and faded paint for close to 500,000 drivers annually. The 450 franchises have restored the safety and beauty of all types of vehicles for nearly 40 years. MAACO Franchising, LLC, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, has been cited numerous times by Entrepreneur magazine as #1 in its category in the Annual Franchise 500 survey.

About Driven Brands
Driven Brands, (www.drivenbrands.com) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, serves as parent company for the separate businesses: MAACO® (a franchise-based collision repair and auto painting retail network) Meineke Car Care Centers® (a franchise-based automotive service and repair retail network); Econo Lube & Tune (a franchised chain of automotive repair/quick lube services); a franchised network of mobile services consisting of AutoQual®, Aero-Colours® & Drive N Style® (specializing in automotive interior reconditioning and maintenance, paint refinishing and restyling services for Car Dealerships).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Betsy McDonald
    Communications Analyst
    Maaco Franchising, LLC.
    Phone: (704) 644-8858
    E-Mail: pr@maaco.com