A second new Jiffy Lube is under construction on the Billings West End, with a planned opening for late this summer.
The new store is going up at 741 S. 24th St. W., the former home of Valet Cleaners, which was torn down in February.
It’s also roughly two miles away from another Jiffy Lube being built at Shiloh Crossing in front of Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Popeyes Chicken.
Matt Johnson, who owns both locations, said the long winter delayed construction of the Shiloh Crossing store, which is why wood beams are being erected at both sites simultaneously.
While the two new locations are close together, Johnson said he believes both will succeed.
“Both these locations on the West End have specific traffic flows that vary from each other in some ways. We love the idea of having options for our customers depending on their specific daily agenda,” Johnson said in an email.
Johnson and his partners, Kelly Thompson and Kelly Kent of Oregon, opened Billings’ first Jiffy Lube in the Heights in October 2015. The Shiloh Crossing store is expected to open in June.
“We have received great support and interest in the variety of different services we offer and have enjoyed good success thus far,” Johnson said.
Billings-based Langlas Construction is the contractor for both stores.
The 24th Street West store will be 4,014 square feet and cost $798,794, according to Catherine Bergman, owner of Langlas.
Jiffy is the nation’s largest quick-service oil change shop with more than 2,000 stores nationwide. It’s a Houston-based subsidiary of Shell Oil Co., but all service stations are owned by franchisees.
This article originally appeared on billingsgazette.com