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Big O Tires Recognizes 43 Scholarship Recipients For 2015 »

July 22, 2015 at 10:07AM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

Organization Believes in The Power of Education and Giving Back to Future Generations 
July 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palm Beach Gardens, FL – For more than 50 years, Big O Tires, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with nearly 400 independently-owned and operated locations in 19 states, along with its franchisees, have worked diligently to give back to the local communities they serve. Recently, the organization once again took that concept of giving back into their own hands through the Big O Tires Scholarship Fund.
The Big O Tires Scholarship Fund was established in 2003. To-date, the scholarship fund has impacted the lives of more than 200 students by providing over $300,000 in financial assistance for continuing their education and, ultimately, pursuing their dreams...

Big O Tires Sells Interest In Franchisee To MFA Petroleum Company »

July 13, 2015 at 9:39AM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

July 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palm Beach Gardens, FL - For 17 years, Big O Tires, LLC (“Big O”) and MFA Petroleum Company (“MFA”) have owned and operated multiple Big O Tires locations as a joint venture under the BORE/MPC LLC entity, a Big O franchisee. Recently, Big O and MFA committed to a mutually beneficial agreement under which MFA purchased Big O’s portion of BORE/MPC LLC; all 14 existing locations in Missouri and Arkansas will continue to operate as Big O Tires locations under the ownership of MFA.
The existing franchise agreements enable MFA to continue operating the locations as Big O Tires franchises. In addition to established locations, future locations will also operate under the Big O Tires brand...

Big O Tires Is All About “Raising The Stakes” In 2015 »

June 04, 2015 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

Attendees commit to going “All In” for 2015 
June 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palm Beach Gardens, FL – More than 700 Big O Tires franchise owners, managers, corporate Associates and vendors recently gathered in Las Vegas, NV for the annual Big O Tires Convention.
Throughout the convention the message of Raising the Stakes was heard loud and clear by all in attendance. In addition to identifying sales objectives and opportunities, Big O Tires’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Kormondy, addressed the team’s goals to continue strengthening the brand through a relevant advertising campaign with targeted messaging. He also unveiled the organization’s revamped Mission, Vision and Values statement reminding all in attendance about Big O Tires’ commitment to customers, associates and the communities they serve...

Entrepreneur Magazine Names Big O Tires A Top Franchise Opportunity »

January 14, 2015 at 6:27AM PST | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

Tire Franchise Makes Magazine's Franchise 500 List of Top Opportunities
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - (Marketwired - Jan 14, 2015) - Entrepreneur magazine has named Big O Tires one of the top franchise opportunities on its annual Franchise 500 list, which also gives Big O Tires the highest ranking of any tire franchise.
The annual list serves as a guide for entrepreneurs studying business opportunities, and Big O Tires, which has more than 360 franchisee-owned locations and 40 corporate-owned locations in 19 states, ranks No. 158 on this year's list.
"Big O has been helping people build strong tire businesses for more than 50 years, and has built a brand that people know and trust," said Vice President of Franchise Development Bill Ketchem...

Big O Tire’s Franchise System Achieved An Eye-Popping Customer Satisfaction Score »

August 06, 2013 at 9:55AM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

August 06, 2013 // Franchising.com // Big O Tires (Big O) is proud to announce that it received a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 70, virtually unheard of in the automotive service industry. The NPS, measures customer loyalty, trust and respect of a brand and is determined based on customer surveys. Big O commissioned popular marketing firm Barkley to execute the survey.
“Big O has worked hard for 50 years to earn its slogan, ‘The Team You Trust.’ It’s humbling to see just how much customers appreciate our franchisees,” said Kevin Kormondy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the tire store franchise, which has more than 400 franchisee and company-owned locations in 20 states.
While Big O Tires is a national brand its stores are typically owner-operated which gives it that hometown “mom and pop” shop feel...

Franchise Opportunities Expand In The Tire And Automotive Service Industry »

April 09, 2013 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

TBC Retail Group Expands Franchise Opportunities Big O Tires®, Midas®, SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune Up®
April 09, 2013 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. - Propelled by the growing $200 billion tire and automotive service industry, TBC Retail Group (TBC Retail) is offering enhanced incentives to expand its Big O Tires, Midas, and SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up (SpeeDee) brands in the U.S. and Canada to meet the needs of motorists in emerging markets.
To kick start this initiative, TBC Retail is giving a $10,000 discount on its initial franchise fee and a discounted royalty for the first two years of operation. The program applies to any locations that are opened on or after February 1, 2013. The franchise agreement must be signed by March 31, 2014 and the store must be opened by March 31, 2015...

Big O Tires Will Give Away Eight Sets Of Tires »

November 08, 2012 at 4:51AM PST | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

The Big O Tires 'Show Us Your Bald Spot' Facebook contest offers consumers the opportunity to win one of eight sets of tires.
Juno Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 07, 2012 - In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Big O Tires, LLC (Big O) kicked-off its Show Us Your Bald Spot Facebook contest on November 1, 2012. Big O will give away one set of four Big O branded tires (up to $750 value) each week for eight weeks, ending December 21, 2012.
Consumers are encouraged to post the best shot of their bald tire or tires on the Big O Tires national Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BigOTires with a short description of the photograph. Photos will be judged on ‘baldness’ and description creativity; edited images will be automatically disqualified...

Big O Tires Waives Franchise Fee For Veterans »

November 01, 2012 at 4:15AM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

$30,000 Franchise Fee Waived for Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
November 01, 2012 // Franchising.com // Juno Beach, FLA. – Big O Tires, LLC (Big O) today announced that it will continue its commitment to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces through its Vet Fran Program. The program waives the $30,000 franchise fee for qualified veterans when they open their initial Big O Tires franchise.
“We understand that veterans face many challenges returning to civilian life, especially in workforce development,” said Kevin Kormondy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Big O Tires. “It is our goal to help lessen that burden by providing them with the opportunity to be their own boss and run a successful, well-supported business...

Big O Tires Awards Scholarships To 24 College Students »

October 29, 2012 at 12:02PM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

October 29, 2012 // Franchising.com // Juno Beach, FLA. – Big O Tires, LLC (“Big O”) recently announced that 24 college students were awarded scholarships through the Big O Scholarship Fund. Six students received $2,500, one received $1,500 and 17 received $1,000 for a total disbursement of $33,500. The Big O Tires Scholarship Fund is supported by and eligible to all employees of Big O Tires, LLC, their franchised stores, subsidiaries, and their family members.
“While the scholarship fund is supported by many individuals, we are thrilled to announce that this is our biggest disbursement to date thanks to the generosity of Bruce Cherry and the Dublin, CA Big O Tires and Todd Asher and the Big O Tires in Benicia, CA,” said Kevin Kormondy, executive vice president & COO, Big O Tires, LLC...

Big O Tires Adds TPMS Manager Software  »

September 11, 2012 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Big O Tires, LLC

Tiremetrix, LLC announced today that Big O Tires, LLC has added their TPMS Manager Powered by TIA software as part of their vendor group of TPMS suppliers. 
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 - Tiremetrix, LLC announced today that Big O Tires, LLC has added their TPMS Manager Powered by TIA software as part of their vendor group of TPMS suppliers. TPMS Manager Powered by TIA is online software that provides information and resource to tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
“We are very excited to help Big O Tires® stores grow their TPMS knowledge and subsequently their TPMS sales through our TPMS Manager point of sale software,” says Joe Donehue, President of Tiremetrix. “Big O has embraced this wholeheartedly, and the feedback we are receiving from their stores has been extremely positive...

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"I could not find a better business than I have today. With the distribution, the product lines, the size of (Big O Tires parent companies) TBC Corp. and Sumitomo, there is nothing better. A few years ago when the U.S. put a big tariff on Chinese tires, it created huge inventory and supply chain problems for a lot of people, but we never felt it. TBC and Sumitomo were big enough and smart enough to adjust, so we weren’t disrupted and we didn’t see a spike in our costs. That’s just one example."
Greg Kimberlin
Kentucky

"Big O has been around since 1962. There’s a lot of history and great stories and great people who helped build this up. You take a lot of pride in being part of this corporation. Every year when we go (to the annual convention), it just makes you want to carry on the tradition. ... I remember blowing up balloons for kids and tying them onto wrists. Now I’m blowing up balloons and putting them on their kids’ wrists. We’re not trying to get people to pay for things they don’t need and make their bills huge. We tell them what they need and then see how much they can afford, and take care of them. That’s the attitude we take and that’s why people shop with us and their kids shop with us and their kids’ kids shop with us."
Bill Walker
Southern Indiana


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