Houston, Texas-based auto repair company Christian Brothers will be opening seven new locations around the country, including one in Chicago.
The other new locations will be in Greeley, Colorado, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Overland Park, Kansas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Richmond, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Christian Brothers, a faith-based business, has 150 locations in 21 states. In 2013, the company opened 16 new locations; in 2014, they opened 12.
The seven newest locations are part of the brand's growth strategy, which consists of opening 35 stores in six new states around the country.
"The rise of our revenue is evidence of not only in how much we've grown in the past few years, but of why we've managed to grow successfully," Mark Carr, CEO of Christian Brothers said. "We treat all of our customers with dignity, our work is done with honesty and integrity, and more and more people are taking notice."
In its most recent Franchise Disclosure Document, the brand reported that the average revenue of its auto repair franchise stores increased 4.4% from 2013 to 2014.