How CB Squared Services Got Its Start

An individual named Ed Washburn conceived the quick lube concept. Ed coined the name Jiffy Lube and franchised a small number of service centers in the Utah area. Some five years later, a football coach at a small western Maryland college was challenged by some of his players when they stated that there were no opportunities left in America. Being a self-made millionaire already (coaching was at that time an avocation), he knew there were many opportunities and he challenged himself and his players to go out and find one more. After an extensive search, they found a small Midwest franchise consisting of 12 units with a terrific concept. Jim Hindman purchased the fledgling Jiffy Lube system and moved it to Baltimore Maryland.

Over the next several years, the system grew at a constant although slow pace. Introduction of Jiffy Lube into the highly populated east coast region convinced Jim that Jiffy Lube would be the McDonalds of the car care industry. Jim’s vision didn't come easily and there were many times the system was on the brink of failure. The determination and conviction of Jim and his players wouldn't let them even slow down, much less quit.

In this same time period, three gentlemen from the Washington, DC area read about the quick lube industry that was springing up in the Los Angeles area. After a thorough investigation, they decided to join the Jiffy Lube system. Their first store was Unit Number 83; thus the birth of, CB Squared Services, Incorporated (CBI).

CBI has grown from that single initial service center to today's thirteen service centers in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. CBI started with a mere six employees and has since grown to almost over 200 employees to this day. We are proud of our service centers and our employees. While we are still relatively small, we are a self-contained company with our own training department, facilities maintenance division, IT division and of course a fully staffed administrative group. The average longevity of our senior staff members including service center management personnel is over 9 years, with several individuals approaching their 20th anniversary. We started with a single store, grew to
13 locations and plan on continuing to grow into the future.

Our 13 stores are by far the nicest, safest, and most accommodating in the entire Northern Virginia area. Our staff will keep you informed and feeling comfortable while performing top notch services to your vehicle. Our service(s) are very comprehensive and consist of much more than just changing your oil. To see what the service entails please visit our
services page. So, if you want to experience the best auto maintenance service in the area visit our store locator and stop on by. Remember, no appointments are necessary. Oh! And be sure to bring a $5.00 coupon which you can download on our site. And for those special occasions we also offer gift cards of varying value. Stop on by to one of our friendly Jiffy Lubes and experience something that has gone missing for a long time, great customer service and an experience that will keep you coming back every time.

If you have any questions or would like to drop a comment, feel free to
contact us at any time. Until we see you again have a great driving day!!