Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and driver safety products, announced its newest franchise location with a Milex Complete Auto Care/Mr. Transmission store in Margate, Florida.
The Milex/Mr. Transmission co-branded franchise opened on May 3 and is located at 2189 FL-7 in Margate. The new store is owned by Argentina native, Armando Tavani, who recently relocated from Buenos Aires to pursue his dream of business ownership.
Milex/Mr. Transmission will offer customers in the area a comprehensive selection of automotive repair and maintenance services. Milex provides customers with preventative maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repair, and radiator and cooling systems and engine repair along with a full range of diagnostic services. Mr. Transmission specializes in repair and installation of a vehicle’s transmission systems and drivetrain components.
Tavani spent the last 10 years of his career in Argentina in the real estate industry, buying, selling and renting properties. Ultimately, Tavani wanted to pursue entrepreneurship and turned to franchising to operate a business with brand recognition. Argentina's unpredictable market prompted him to make the move to the United States where he is on track to becoming an integral part of the Margate business community.
“Moving to the United States has been a great experience. I'm delighted to provide an essential service to people in Margate,” Tavani said. “To become my own boss, I had to close my eyes, jump and hope for the best. We opened our doors on May 3 and we've already had a great response to the brand and the wide variety of services we provide car owners.”
Tavani’s new location is approximately 3,000 square feet and features six car bays. He is hiring a manager and two technicians. He plans to add a transmission builder and additional technicians in the new year.
“South Florida is an important area of expansion and having a bilingual franchisee is an asset in this area,” said Peter Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands. “Armando Tavani's passion for business ownership and the miles he traveled to succeed shows his commitment to the Moran team. We anticipate the Milex/Mr. Transmission store in Margate, Florida, to be extremely successful and provide an important service to vehicle owners in the area.”
Story originally published on Franchising.com