STRICKLAND BROTHERS EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN THE LONE STAR STATE
December 21, 2020 Strickland Brothers 10 Minute Oil Change is excited to announce yet another set of franchise owners in Texas, husband and wife, Sheldon and Amanda Unruh. The couple state “We moved from Wichita, Kansas to San Antonio Texas a little over 2 years ago and are becoming established in the community here. We relocated for Sheldon’s role in the oil and gas industry where he’s been most of his career. He began in pipeline operations and held several different roles throughout the years, and is currently in a customer-facing logistics role where he manages pipeline movements. Amanda graduated with an MBA in the spring 2020 and has held professional roles in human resources, recruiting, and retail management, but has been a stay-at-home mom for the last couple years.” The couple are set to open three Strickland Brothers service centers in the San Antonio area.
When they aren’t hard at work they enjoy spending time with family, outdoors, boating, and traveling. Amanda has spent time volunteering and coaching, and would love to get back to that soon. They desired to become entrepreneurs because “Sheldon comes from a family of business owners and has always had the desire to be an entrepreneur. We are both leaders and desire to build a business that provides a needed service to our community with a better customer experience than the competition. We look forward to making a difference in the lives of our team and employees while building a better future for our family.” And they feel they have found the perfect match with their Strickland Brothers franchise. Sheldon and Amanda stated, “The simplified, yet innovative and optimized approach to a recession-resistant industry. The efficient “stay in your car” quick lube model ideal, but the core values and commitment to great customer service were the most important factors.” is what attracted them to Strickland Brothers. When asked what set Strickland Brothers concept apart from other Franchise opportunities the couple state “ We surmise the best value from our franchise dollars comes from a Strickland Brothers partnership. From the initial kickoff to the ongoing day-to-day support, the team has engaged a professional partnership and implemented processes to help franchisees succeed. We love that as we launch the business, Sheldon can continue his corporate role and Amanda can run the day-to-day operations while also tending to the children at home. This will allow us to maintain our priorities on family while still focusing on growing the business the right way.” They are both excited for the return-on-investment potential the Strickland Brothers franchise has to offer.
CEO & Founder of the SB brand, Justin Strickland, goes on to say “Texas has been a very strong market for us. We have approximately a dozen franchise owners totaling nearly 40 units set to open in Texas. Sheldon and Amanda are certainly capable of making an impact in their specific market for the SB brand. We are thankful to have them in our family. We appreciate who they are personally and look forward to what they contribute professionally for the growth of our brand. We have had a terrific time working with them throughout the sales process and now are excited in supporting them through their launch of opening.”