Ziebart International Corporation Named a 2024 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Jan 10, 2024

Independent Survey Shows Franchise Owners Are Highly Satisfied with Ziebart’s Performance

TROY, Mich., Jan. 10, 2024 – Ziebart was recently named a Top Franchise for 2024 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 19th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners. The list is available at https://franchisebusinessreview.com/lists/top-200-franchises/.

Founded in 1959, Ziebart 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.

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and employee engagement, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

Ziebart was among more than 375 franchise brands, representing over 35,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Ziebart’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. 

Ziebart’s survey data showed the following: 

  • 86% of franchisees recommend Ziebart
  • 86% of franchisees feel respected by Ziebart
  • 84% of franchisees value Ziebart’s honesty and integrity
  • 83% of franchisees enjoy Ziebart as an organization
  • 81% of franchisees enjoy Ziebart as a business

“Franchisee satisfaction continues to be the leading indicator of franchise performance and system health, and we are pleased to report that our latest research shows satisfaction has remained at some of the highest levels in the past 19 years. In fact, our survey results show that three out of four franchise owners would recommend their brand to others. That’s extremely encouraging news for franchise owners and anyone considering investing in a franchise,” said Michelle Rowan, president and COO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, Franchise Business Review is committed to helping prospective franchisees get an objective view of the best franchise opportunities available based on actual feedback from the people who own them. Each of the award winners on this year’s list of the 200 Top Franchises received stellar ratings from their franchisees in the areas crucial to success in operating a franchise, including training & support, leadership, innovation, culture, and financial opportunity.” 

"This recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our franchisees and the exceptional teamwork within Ziebart. Not only does it reflect our commitment to excellence, but it also underscores the profound satisfaction and engagement of our franchisees,” said Thomas A. Wolfe, President and CEO of Ziebart International Corporation. “We are proud to stand among the best, and this achievement reaffirms our belief that success is built on a foundation of mutual respect and collaboration. Thank you to all who contribute to making Ziebart a thriving community of excellence."

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full description of the 2024 Top Franchises.


About Ziebart

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 about Ziebart including franchise opportunities, please visit www.ziebart.com.

About Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review (FBR) is a leading market research firm serving the franchise sector. FBR measures the satisfaction and engagement of franchisees and franchise employees and publishes various guides and reports for entrepreneurs considering an investment in a franchise business. Since 2005, FBR has surveyed hundreds of thousands of franchise owners and over 1,200 leading franchise companies. FBR publishes free and unbiased franchisee satisfaction research reports throughout the year online at http://www.FranchiseBusinessReview.com. To read our publications, visit https://franchisebusinessreview.com/page/publications/

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