Anthony A. Martino, who had previously co-founded AAMCO Transmissions, started Maaco in 1972, once again using his initials to name the company. In 2008, Maaco was bought by Driven Brands, which also manages Meineke, Econo Lube N' Tune, AutoQual and Aero Colours. Franchisees offer auto painting and collision repair services.
Since 1972, Maaco has repaired some 16.5 million vehicles. The company currently has 475 bodyshop locations across the United States and Canada. Maaco has trademarked the term North America’s Bodyshop.The franchises provide auto paint and auto body repair services for over 500,000 vehicles a year, more than any other paint and body repairer.