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Maaco Longwood in Florida welcomes new owner

Justin DePasquale and Pete Huberexperienced leaders with proven track records have taken the reins in Maaco Longwood in Florida from the former owner Elimu Kajunjuwhich still owns Maaco stores in Orlando and Ocala.

DePasquale, who also owns Maaco Fort Myers, is recognized for his community-driven initiatives and strong business acumen, which recently led to a 25% increase in sales at his Fort Myers location. That store also won the Southeast Regional Cup award at the 2023 Maaco convention.

Their commitment extends beyond business, with charitable efforts such as supporting local technical schools, providing relief after Hurricane Ian, and raising funds for the Pace Center for Girls, a nonprofit organization that provides academic classes, counseling and social services to middle and high schools. girls.

Pete Huber, transitioning from Maaco’s regional director of operations to franchisee, brings more than two decades of franchising experience. His focus on P&L management and team development has been instrumental in shaping successful multi-unit operations within the Maaco network.

“It brings me great joy to see such camaraderie within our tight-knit network of owners,” he said Daryl Hurst, president of Maaco. “For more than a decade, Pete has brought his franchise experience to the Brands driven family and this move further consolidates our belief in the brand and the business model.”