March 2, 2012

Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops Announces New Shop Opens in Lockport, Illinois

Merlin’s Franchising, Inc. has announced that Mr. Chris Shultz has opened the newest Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop in Lockport, IL at 983 E. 9th St., in the Summit Plaza Shopping Center (phone number 815-838-1100). This is the third Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop franchise for Mr. Schultz.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the Lockport community and offer customers professional vehicle repair and maintenance that can help their automobiles reach their full life potential,” said Mr. Schultz. “I hope to help the Lockport community understand the true mileage potential of today’s passenger vehicles by introducing them to Merlin’s DRIVE FOR 200,000 during the course of every business day.”

Mr. Chris Schultz joined the Merlin organization in 1997 and worked for the company shop operations group. In 1999, Mr. Schultz opened his first Merlin shop in Aurora, IL (390 N. Eola Rd.) where he and his team broke the chain’s first year sales record. Within three years, they shattered the $1 million dollar sales mark and have had sales increases every year since opening. In 2010, Mr. Schultz opened his second Merlin shop in Plainfield, IL (14120 S. Rt. 30). Again, Mr. Schultz and his team set a new first year sales record for the chain and in 2011 exceeded $1 million dollars in sales. During his career with Merlin, Mr. Schultz has achieved numerous awards for sales achievements, customer service, marketing effectiveness, and facility image and maintenance.

Mr. Schultz has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Northwood University in Midland Michigan.

A Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop provides both repair and maintenance services as well as tires - almost anything a consumer would need during the first 200,000 miles of their car’s life (except car washes, major engine, transmission, and collision repair).

Special offers for the Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop in Lockport can be found by visiting or in The Bugle Newspaper.

For more information on the Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop in Lockport, please contact Mr. Chris Schultz at 815-838-1100.

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