The Sunshine State Welcomes Ziebart’s First Store

Feb 21, 2023

It was a weekend to remember, as Ziebart welcomed its first store in Western Florida! Located in Ft Myers, the 8,000 sq ft facility boosts 8 bays to service the Greater Ft Myers area.

It was a weekend to remember, as Ziebart welcomed its first store in Western Florida! Located in Ft Myers, the 8,000 sq ft facility boosts 8 bays to service the Greater Ft Myers area.  

“Ziebart of Fort Myers offers a wide variety of appearance and protection services designed to enhance and extend the life of the consumer’s vehicle, from cars, trucks, SUVs, motorhomes or even watercraft.  With Rhino Linings® Spray-on Bed liner, detailing, window tint, Ceramic Z-Gloss® paint coating and more, Ziebart is ready to help Fort Myers make their cars last in this tropical environment”, Tom Bowler, Regional Sales Manager.

The Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce helped many leaders from Ziebart International Corporation ‘s World Headquarters welcome the newest store to the community with a formal ribbon cutting.  Jason Theisen, Vice President, Franchise Operations presented the new owners with their official licensing plaque announcing their official inclusion as a licensed Ziebart franchise.

Fort Myers Grand_Opening_Ribbon_Cut “The time has finally come to have Ziebart in Florida, and we are very excited for this new location to share Ziebart’s passion for vehicles with all of Fort Myers”, Jason Theisen, Vice President, Franchise Operations.

“The process of becoming a licensed Ziebart dealer starts with your family. Making a decision to own a business that is right for the family’s goals comes first. From there, you make sure the market timing is right. No matter where you live in the US, our business model will adapt to your market environment. Once you have agreed to own a business, your Ziebart Franchise Representative will guide you all the way to ownership”, said Michael Riley, Senior Vice President, Franchise Development.

The Grand Opening festivities continued the following day inviting the community to tour the beautiful new store and learn more about the detailing, films and protection services that help keep and restore the new car feeling Ziebart is known for throughout the world.

FL85 Grand_Opening “Ziebart continues to thrive despite an uncertain economy and changes in the automotive industry,” said Larisa Walega, Vice President of Marketing. “Drivers continue to turn to Ziebart to help protect one of their biggest investments, while also fulfilling their need for a clean and customized vehicle that compliments their lifestyle and personal brand.”

The community enjoyed Jet’s Pizza and a Paradise Smoothie truck while 96k Rock broadcasted from the Fort Myers Ziebart location. There were opportunities to spin a prize wheel for gift certificates and enter a raffle to win a free Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection. Anyone who scheduled a service that day also received 15% off.

Ziebart continues to be a driving force in the automotive aftercare industry and continues to grow and evolve to fit consumer needs. The brand has been around for over 60 years and maintains the same goal: helping customers protect their cars to get the most out of their investment, all while bringing back that new car feeling with every Ziebart visit. As an industry leader, Ziebart sets the standard for car care, and has pioneered several protection techniques in addition to inventing rust proofing.


Founded in 1959, Ziebart International Corporation is the worldwide leader in premium automotive appearance and protection services that extend the life of vehicles. Ziebart operates over 400 locations, with 1,300 service centers, in 37 countries. Ziebart continues to grow and offers domestic and international franchising opportunities, a best-in-class investment for qualified prospects. For more information, click here to get started.

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