Maaco Marks 50th Anniversary Milestone in 2022

Charlotte, N.C. — Maaco, North America’s body shop and a leader in the $38 billion automotive paint and collision industry, is celebrating its 50th year of business on the heels of a record-breaking year.

Founded in 1972 by Anthony Martino, Maaco began its operations with a pilot location in Wilmington, Del. In less than 5 years, Maaco quickly grew to nearly 200 franchised locations.

“With our loyal customers, our dedicated network of owners and our time-honored brand name, Maaco has proven that we can stand the test of time,” says Chris Dawson, president, Maaco. “Like many businesses, the pandemic forced us to reexamine our operations and breathe new life into our business. This fresh perspective positioned us for a record-breaking 2021. Now Maaco is better than ever as we head into our milestone anniversary celebration.”

Through the years, Maaco has repaired more than 20 million vehicles, expanded its operations into Canada and built a lasting reputation for quality repairs at an incredible value.

“There is no other operator that can provide the quality of work we do, for the value that we offer on a scale of over 400 locations across North America,” continues Dawson. “Our exceptional network of franchisees is what makes this all possible and I am absolutely honored to be leading this incredible brand for its 50th anniversary year.”

Maaco has more than 400 independently owned and operated franchises across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit

Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is the largest automotive services company in North America and the parent company of Take 5 Oil Change®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C® and CARSTAR®. Driven Brands has more than 4,300 locations across 15 countries.





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