Multi-store owner receives franchisee of the year award
Midas® franchisee Judd Kyle Shader was honored recently by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.
“IFA is proud to recognize Judd Kyle Shader for his extraordinary story and success,” said Robert Cresanti, IFA President and CEO. “Franchise businesses are an engine of economic growth across America, in large part due to the hard work of tens of thousands of franchise business owners like Judd. As Washington looks to continue our economic growth, policymakers would do well to remember that franchising is making a difference across our country.”
2018 has been a great year for Shader. In addition to receiving the IFA award, he was recognized by Midas as one of three Franchisees of the Year and opened his 100th car-care center this fall—in Aurora, Colorado, a southeast Denver suburb.
“The Midas organization is very fortunate to work with Judd,” said Ron Seagle, Midas Vice President and General Manager. “Day in and day out, his organization lives up to our Always A Touch Better commitment to our customers, and, on behalf of the Midas network, I would like to thank him for his contributions to our great brand.”
Shader, who won the Midas award due to his fast-growing sales and willingness to go above and beyond for his customers, his team and his community, has built a 16-state, 850-employee car-care chain in just eight years.
“I am honored to be recognized by the IFA and Midas, ecstatic about our growth over the last eight years, which is the result of a lot of hard work by our great team—and excited about our growth opportunities for the future,” said Shader.
Midas is one of the world’s largest providers of automotive services, offering brake, tire, maintenance, exhaust, steering and suspension services at more than 2,100 franchised, licensed and company-owned Midas stores in 14 countries, including nearly 1,200 in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit midas.com.