Franchisee Spotlight: Albert Daniel, Owner of Milex/Alta Mere, Boonsboro

Franchisee Spotlight: Albert Daniel, Owner of Milex/Alta Mere, Boonsboro

'Like father, like son' suits Albert Daniel. Growing up, Daniel's father was the neighborhood mechanic, often accepting a helping hand from the younger Daniel. From there, Daniel spent five years in the Navy, where he repaired and maintained equipment that supported jets on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Eventually, after spending a few years as a technician for General Motors, Daniel decided to become his own boss and start a franchise. That's when he opened his first Milex Complete Auto Care store in Frederick, Maryland, in 2007. With the help of his wife, the store's co-owner who handles accounting and HR, Daniel turned his business into a neighborhood success. After eight years in Fredericksburg, Daniel decided it was time to expand his business and open a second location. This past fa ... read more

Alta Mere/SmartView Franchise Expands into Houston Market

Franchise to Offer Complete Range of High Tech Accessories and Installation Midlothian, IL (November 30, 2015) – Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and auto accessories, announced the addition of an Alta Mere Automotive Outfitters/SmartView Window Solutions franchise into the Houston, TX market. The Alta Mere/SmartView co-branded franchise will open during the first week of December, with a grand opening to be held several months later. The store will operate out of a 4,000-square foot, state-of-the-art, fully climate-controlled facility located at 7135 Louetta Rd. in Spring, TX. Alta Mere offers a complete selection of aftermarket high-tech retail accessories and installation. It provides premium automotive features such as security and radar detection systems, remote starters and keyless entry, GPS tracking, and hands-free phone systems. They also offer exterior services such as ... read more

Milex/Alta Mere Franchise to Offer Complete Range of Auto Care Services

Moran Family of Brands Opens Newest Location in Boonsboro, MD Milex/Alta Mere Franchise to Offer Complete Range of Auto Care Services Midlothian, IL (November 10, 2015) - Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation's leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and auto accessories, announced the opening of their newest franchise location in Boonsboro, MD. The Milex Complete Auto Care /Alta Mere Automotive Outfitters franchise opened in October at 801 N. Main Street in Boonsboro. The Milex/Alta Mere co-branded operation provides area customers a full range of automotive repair and auto accessory solutions. Milex offers preventative maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repair, and radiator and cooling system to fuel system and engine repair along with a full range of diagnostic services. Beginning in January, they will also offer automotive accessory options such as window tinting, car alarms and vehicle safety products through the Alta ... read more


Mr. Transmission Ranked among Franchise Elite in Entrepreneur’s Prestigious Annual Franchise 500® Moran Family of Brands’, Mr. Transmission, recognized as leader in the automotive aftermarket and franchise industries Midlothian, Ill. – Mr. Transmission was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® ranks Mr. Transmission at 478 out of 500 for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size. “In 2013, we gained strength and momentum as the automotive industry continued to improve and gain traction,” said Barbara Moran, CEO of Moran Family of Brands, parent company of Mr. Transmission and several other automotive aftermarket brands such as Milex Complete Auto Care and Alta Mere. “Being recognized among our peers in such a ... read more

Franchisee of the Year 2014 – Jay Pond Mr. Transmission Jackson, MS.

Jay Pond, Mr. Transmission franchisee in Jackson, MS was recently honored for his contributions to franchising and recognized by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award. Pond, who has been Mr. Transmission franchisee for the past 30 years, is also a 2-time Franchisee of the year award winner; recognized by his peers for his outstanding performance and contributions as a franchisee to help develop and grow the Mr. Transmission brand and franchising The Franchisee of the Year Award is a major portion of the IFA’s Public Affairs Conference. This annual conference brings hundreds of franchise business leaders together in Washington, D.C. to discuss important topics regarding franchising with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Jay is a positive role model and mentor for the entire Mr. Transmission system. Jay has been the recipient of the Award of Excellence for the past 14 years which is a reflection of outstanding customer service whi ... read more

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