Ziebart Celebrates Franchise Awards, Recent Growth

The company is marking 65 years in 2024...

Ziebart International Corporation announces it earned Entrepreneur Award top 500 honors for 2023. The brand entered its 65th year in operation with new development deals and franchise industry accolades.

“As we celebrate our company’s 65th anniversary this year, it’s humbling to take a look back at everything we’ve achieved,” said Thomas A. Wolfe, CEO and president of Ziebart International Corporation. “Our growth is a reflection of the products and services we offer and the franchise owners that serve their communities, with each location having a significant impact on the lifespan of the used vehicle market.”

Ziebart Celebrates Franchise Awards, Recent Growth | THE SHOP

Ziebart welcomed a new store to the franchise system in spring 2023 in Triadelphia, West Virginia. The brand also solidified new franchising agreements, including Ziebart’s first multi-unit deal to bring three shops to Houston. 

Additional stores are in development in Washington, Pennsylvania; Ruskin, Florida; and Phoenix, signaling growing demand for automotive aftermarket services. Ziebart operates more than 400 locations and 1,300 service centers in 19 states and 37 countries.

Additionally, the company was recognized as one of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Franchise 500 ranks Ziebart as No. 150 – up 19 spots from 2023 – for its performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. Entrepreneur also ranked Ziebart as No. 1 in Automotive Aftermarket Services, and was named to the outlet’s 10+ Club for being ranked on the Franchise 500 list for more than 10 consecutive years.

In a separate honor, Ziebart was named a Top Franchise for 2024 by Franchise Business Review in the outlet’s 19th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities. On top of waiving the franchise fee for veterans, 10% of Ziebart’s franchise owners are veterans, earning the brand recognition as one of the Top Franchises for Veterans by VetFran in 2023.

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