Oil Can Henry's
|Founded||1972 (Portland, Oregon)|
|Products||Oil change, car maintenance|
Oil Can Henry's is an oil-change shop based in Tualatin, Oregon, United States. The company operates as a franchisor, and had 80 locations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Arizona, Colorado and Minnesota as of 2008. One feature of these shops is that they do not have waiting rooms, instead customers watch the service from their car using a monitor that shows cameras from around the car. Employees are known for their uniforms that feature a bow tie and a newsboy cap. The company motto is "The one you can trust".
Oil Can Henry's was founded in 1978 by Marshall Stevens, a Tigard, Oregon, real estate developer. In 1988, the Shepanek family and friends purchased the company for $340,000, while Stevens continued to own franchises. Then named OCH International, they company began selling franchises in 1989. Sales at the company grew to $15 million in 1996.
The company was the 18th largest oil change company in 1997. That year Oil Can Henry's signed a deal with Valvoline that included loan guarantees, payments to franchisees to help cover start-up costs, and a discount on oil.By April 2007 the company had grown to 67 locations, with ten of those as company owned shops. Stevens had to sell 12 of 14 of his locations in 1991 due to financial problems.
- Oil Can Henry's franchise statistics
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- Oil Can Henry's (official site)