Celebrating 46 years with Ziebart, Multi-Unit Owner Opens Fifth Location in New York

Sep 14, 2017

Ziebart International Corporation is launching a new franchise location in Utica, New York with franchisee Richard Lester. This is Lester's fifth franchise location with Ziebart.
TROY, Mich., Sept. 14, 2017 -- Ziebart International Corporation, the global leader in automotive detailing, films and protection services, is eager to announce its newest location, a franchise store in Utica, New York.

Opening his fifth franchise location, franchisee Richard Lester is excited to be growing yet again. "We just love Utica! We love the energy of the community, the people are friendly, we couldn't be more excited about joining the Utica business family," says Lester.

"We are very proud and excited to see Rich Lester opening his fifth location in Utica," said Thomas E. Wolfe, President/CEO of Ziebart International Corporation, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. "Consumers' interest in keeping their vehicles looking new and ensuring the highest resale value are two of the many reasons Ziebart products and services are in high demand."

With an average of 90 inches of snowfall a year, vehicle owners turn to the experts at Ziebart to enhance and maintain the value and appearance of their cars and trucks throughout all seasons. "We believe Utica has excellent future trajectory and couldn't be more excited. We have hired some very qualified local people that we were able to give excellent jobs and opportunity for advancement here. The people of Utica can expect top quality work and an excellent customer experience," says Lester.  "We want the Utica clientele to be happy that they did business with Ziebart and considering the severe weather we receive in this part of the country, the Ziebart franchise will fill a really nice niche to keep the cars and trucks properly protected."   

Ziebart of Utica opened on July 17th, 2017, with the Grand Opening scheduled for October 4, 2017. Ziebart of Utica's grand opening special will run through the first of the year.  The store is located at 1430 Oriskany St., West Utica, NY, 13502.

Lester has been a franchisee with Ziebart for 46 years and is the longest standing franchisee in the system. Through many systemic and economic changes, Lester has maintained a strong brand presence with his Cicero, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Albany locations. He has been awarded Ziebart's top honor, Dealer of the Year, four times and has consistently remained one of the systems top performing multi-unit owners.

Ziebart International Corporation is headquartered in Troy, MI, representing a global franchise network of vehicle protection and appearance services for nearly 60 years. The company was founded on rust protection in 1959 and operates approximately 400 licensed locations with 950 service centers in 33 countries. Ziebart is the world's leading name in automotive services that renew, protect, preserve, and enhance the appearance of cars and trucks. Ziebart offers a full line of appearance and protection services for both the interior and exterior of vehicles, including Professional Detailing, Window Tint, Ceramic Z-Gloss® Paint Coating, Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film, Vehicle Wraps, genuine Ziebart Rust Protection and Undercoating, Rhino-Linings® Sprayed-on Bed Liners, Truck Accessories and much more.

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