Lantana Business Spotlight: Kwik Kar

Lantana Business Spotlight: Kwik Kar

Owners John and Johnna Bohannon tell about their business which was named Best Auto Mechanic Shop in 2013 and 2014 Best of Denton County voting.

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: We opened in February 2012 and at that time it was just us and the Sonic next door as far as businesses in the immediate area. Everything has exploded since then with the school (Adkins Elementary) and new homes behind us and other businesses around us.

Q: Why did you decide to go into business?
A: John had retired as vice president of operations for a Dallas company and Johnna no longer needed to be a stay-at-home mom. We considered buying into the Kwik family in 2000 but the timing wasn’t right. This time it was. It has been fun and challenging.

Q. How many employees do you have?
We have 15 besides us. That includes our son Neal who will graduate in December from the University of Texas-Arlington. He wants to be a game warden. It also includes our mechanic, Johnathan Johnson.

Q: What makes your business so special?
A. Our customers and staff. We have fantastic customers who have stayed with us through road construction and bad weather. We’ve been told that one of our biggest challenges would be finding the right people, that it would be difficult to keep them. But we’ve been blessed that nearly everyone has been with us since we started.

Q. How has your business grown since you started? 
A. We’ve maintained a 40 percent growth rate year over year and 36 percent for return customers. We have some impressive numbers.

Q. What is the biggest misconception about your business?
A. A lot of people think we are a franchise and own it in combination with the Kwik Kar Wash next door. Kwik Industries doesn’t work on a franchise concept so we own this by ourselves. This is our sole location. Somebody else owns the car wash.

Q. How are you involved in the community?
A. We try to support as many organizations as we can. There’s the Wildcats, Lightening, the schools, Helping a Hero, Mission Moms and the 5K run. We do our best. Being a small business, we’re limited.

Q. What are your future plans?
A. First, to continue having the right people in place to treat all the customers the same as we have since Day 1. And we’d love to expand our business enough to add another mechanic and get to some people we can’t get to or get to as fast as we’d like. We’re not quite there but we’re close. We appreciate Lantana and the growth here. It’s been extraordinary. The people have been very, very good to us.

For more information about 
Kwik Kar Lube and Auto Repair
Call 940-584-0852

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