Former Band Director Leverages Leadership Skills to Grow Automotive Service Centers

Jiffy Lube franchisee Chris Yoo brings a whole new meaning to transferable skills.

Within the first year of acquiring Jiffy Lube service centers in Kentucky, Yoo generated an approximately 5 percent increase in sales and 10 percent increase in car count across his 7 service centers.  Just a year prior, Yoo was serving as a band director, leading high school students to fulfill their musical ambitions.

Leveraging his leadership expertise as a band director helped Yoo effectively manage his service center employees.  And, mentoring his team members on a career path for their long-term success has resulted in success for his overall business.

After 9 years as a band director, a job he found particularly rewarding due to the positive impact he was able to make on students beyond the classroom, his attention turned to his own children.  “I realized that my current career took time away from my family,” Yoo shared. “As I started to research the industry, I realized there were attractive profit margins associated with the Jiffy Lube franchise.”

Having taken the plunge to change careers a year and a half ago, Yoo hasn’t looked back and is proud to be part of the automotive maintenance industry.

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