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Two major mobile franchise operations support mechanics association

Published November 22, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — Beeline and Velofix, the two fastest-growing mobile bike service franchise businesses in the U.S., have signed on to enlist all of their mechanics as mechanic members of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. The PBMA said it is encouraging all mobile bike mechanics to join its ranks. 

Chris Guillemet, the CEO and co-founder of Velofix, said, "In order to build the largest fleet of mobile bike shops in North America we needed to create long term and profitable career opportunities for professional bicycle mechanics. The mechanic is a critical piece in our business and we believe they should be compensated and rewarded for their contributions. Velofix is proud to support the PMBA and their efforts to empower and create a brighter future for all mechanics."

Peter Buhl, the CEO and co-founder of Beeline Bikes, said, "Professional mechanics are the cornerstone of the mobile bike shop business and are vital to providing a great customer experience. At Beeline Bikes, we are proud to support the ProBMA in their efforts to elevate the place of the mechanic in the industry and look forward to continuing to innovate our technology, support systems and best-in-class supply chain to provide pro mechanics a sustainable and profitable career path."

James Stanfill, the president of the PBMA, said, "Empowering mechanics and offering them a brighter and more lucrative future are key components of the mobile business model. It's rare that a mechanic has the opportunity to become a partial owner of the business on day one and share in the revenue they are creating."

 

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