March 16, 2016 // Franchising.com // Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire and automotive service franchisors with 389 franchisee-owned and 2 company-operated locations in 19 states, is pleased to announce the opening of two new stores in Indiana – one in Noblesville and one in Carmel. Both stores are owned and operated by franchisee Joe Peil; these are his first stores as a Big O Tires franchisee.
Prior to converting his stores to Big O Tires locations, Joe operated these locations independently under the name Joe’s Auto Service, Inc. Peil, a 20 year industry veteran, joined the Big O Tires franchise system after careful evaluation of the industry and different retail opportunities.
“Big O Tires was a perfect fit,” said Peil. “The breadth of product offerings, support from operations, solid and proven infrastructure, and their overall buying power as a leading franchise organization helped to make my decision an easy one and I am very confident in the decision that I have made.”
These two locations represent the nineteenth and twentieth Big O Tires locations in the state of Indiana. Both locations opened on March 9, 2016 and are equipped to provide customers a full array of high quality tires and automotive services.
“It‘s exciting to see successful independent operators like Joe join the Big O Tires organization,” said Kevin Kormondy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Big O Tires. “We are committed to helping each and every one of our franchisees; from the beginning stages of evaluation through facility assistance and training, we’re confident that our talented field support team can assist new franchisees to enhance the operation of their business. We’re thrilled to have Joe as part of the Big O family.”
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Big O Tires, LLC has 389 franchisee-owned and 2 company-owned stores primarily located in the Western and Midwestern United States. It also distributes tires and other automotive service products to Associate Dealers in Western Canada. It is a subsidiary of TBC Corporation. For more information, visit BigOTires.com.
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