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,
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!!