A Jiffy Lube Multicare is expected to open in east Owensboro in March 2021, offering a one-stop shop for automotive needs beyond the fast oil changes for which they are recognized.
“We’re not like a typical Jiffy Lube,” said spokesperson Steve Isom of Stonebriar Auto Services, a franchisee of Jiffy Lube. “We’ve got two bays that are kind of like standard quick lube that do fast oil changes to get you in and out. But if you’ve got any other automotive needs like brakes, tires, alignments, anything else at all, we’ve got certified mechanics that work on the other side of our shop. So it’s like we’re able to offer a one-stop shop.”
The Jiffy Lube will be located on Hayden Road in the lot north of Aldi of KY 54. Isom said the groundbreaking should take place in the next couple of months, and they plan to open in March.
“We like communities that are doing well,” he said. “We liked what we were seeing in that market. It looked like a very dynamic area with new retail coming. That really got us excited about it.”
Isom said the organization is trying to do things differently than anybody before in terms of trying to provide a nice, clean atmosphere that takes the experience to the next level.
“With all the latest state-of-the-art technology, they’re very nice facilities,” he said. “So far every place we’ve put a store, the city has seemed very happy just knowing that the curb appeal is really something much different than most automotive-type establishments.”
Isom also said they hope to be a positive impact on the community rather than just seek new business.
“We want to be good members of the community, getting involved locally,” he said. “We’ll be hiring all local management in the shop. Oversight will be local guys that we hired in Kentucky. We really want to become active members of the Owensboro community members as well. We’re not just here to do business. We really want to get ingrained in each community we’re in.”