Mark Stuchel spent more than a dozen years working as a service manager for an industrial uniform company, but his passion has always been cars. "Racing and classic cars require the right tools to get the job done, and my friends who are technicians all told me that Snap-on made the best tools," he said. When Stuchel decided in 2001 that he wanted a career that would give him more financial security, he looked at buying a Snap-on Tools mobile tool store franchise.
Snap-on Tools is a $3.4 billion publicly traded tool company doing business in 130 countries. It also has a well-established network of more than 4,800 mobile tool store vans. "Their business model is solid, and if I was going to buy a franchise, I wanted to represent the best in the industry," he added.