HORSHAM, Pa., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AAMCO Transmissions, Inc. ("AAMCO"), franchisor of the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and an industry leader in total car care services, today announced its local Tulsa, Oklahoma, service center has been recognized by the Ernest Childers – Tulsa chapter of The Military Order of the Purple Heart for its dedication to the local veteran community. Owned by AAMCO's largest franchisee, Thomas and Ronda Scott, the AAMCO Franchise in Tulsa, which is managed by Ron Smith, has been providing heavily discounted services to veterans in the community for more than a year.
"When Ron first received a call from The Military Order of the Purple Heart about a Purple Heart recipient who needed a new transmission, we knew we had to help," said Ronda Scott, franchisee. "Since then, we've helped about ten other veterans in our local community who had car trouble, including replacing one car completely. At AAMCO, we are strong supporters of the U.S. military and feel it's our duty to say thank you in any way possible to those who selflessly serve our country."
The Military Order of the Purple Heart was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of "combat" veterans.
The Scotts initially purchased the existing AAMCO service center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in November 2013, and acquired a second location in the market less than six months later. The entrepreneurs quickly transformed the two units into valued businesses, which are now the top performing service centers in the region. The team has received various accolades for their outstanding achievements from the company, including bottom line improvement, customer service and performance since their start with the brand in 2013. Their success is built on morale – they strive to build value in their nearly 50 employees and aim for advanced customer service throughout all of their locations.
"We're incredibly proud of the initiative and dedication that the Scotts and their center manager Ron Smith have shown to their local community," said Rob Rajkowski, chief operating officer at AAMCO Transmission, Inc. "Many of AAMCO's franchise owners voluntarily give back to the communities they serve, and we're dedicated to supporting them and their local charitable initiatives."
For more than 50 years, AAMCO's network of locally owned and independently operated automotive service centers has employed the latest technology. Expert technicians diagnose a repair, fix it right the first time and back it with a nationwide warranty. Known as the world's leading transmission expert, the company has evolved into a total car care brand that provides a variety of services including brake repair, tune-ups, shocks and struts, routine maintenance and more. AAMCO was recently named to Entrepreneur's 2016 Franchise 500®, ranking at the top of the transmission repair category. Based on network size, growth rate and financial strength, the brand also earned a spot on Entrepreneur's "Best of the Best" list.
AAMCO is the world's largest branded chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care services. AAMCO has nearly 700 franchised automotive centers throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1962, AAMCO-branded centers are proud to have served more than 45 million drivers. For more information, visit: aamcouniversity.com, aamco.com or aamcoblog.com.
SOURCE AAMCO Transmissions, Inc.