IRVING, Texas, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., America's largest Jiffy Lube Franchisee, has expanded in the New York market with its acquisition of 12 locations in the Long Island area. This month, the company completed the purchase of the locations from Suffolk Lube Centers, Inc., which owned and managed the Jiffy Lube locations.
"Last year at this time, New York became a powerful new market for us as we expanded into the area with our first Jiffy Lube locations," said Brett Ponton, Chief Executive Officer at Jiffy Lube Heartland. "Now, one year later, we're pleased to be expanding with a dozen new locations – doubling our footprint in the New York area."
The new Heartland Jiffy Lube locations in New York are located in:
- Port Jefferson Station
- Saint James
- Huntington Station
- Deer Park
- Rocky Point
All of the employees across the newly acquired stores were invited to remain in their current positions following the acquisition. In many instances, Heartland brings new health care insurance and retirement benefits to the teammates not previously available to them.
Consumers in the area will be able to continue to experience the legendary Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change with Shell Oils' Pennzoil® branded motor oil. They'll also continue to enjoy other preventative maintenance services to help keep their vehicles running longer – in addition to an intense focus on guest service as the company strives to turn consumers into guests for life.
Jiffy Lube Heartland embarked on an aggressive acquisition strategy in 2011, including areas in New York, Texas and both coasts -- growing its total number of locations nationwide by more than 16 percent. The acquisition strategy is continuing in 2012 with this addition of 12 locations in New York.
"Our objective is to be trusted by consumers and recognized by our peers as the best place for quick, professional vehicle care within the neighborhoods we serve," said Ponton. "We strive to do this by exceeding every guest's expectation, on every visit, with consistent 'Signature Service' delivered through our committed organization of friendly, knowledgeable and professional teammates."
About Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., dba Jiffy Lube
The American quick lube industry provides more than 100 million oil changes every year from more than 10,000 standalone locations. Within this industry, Heartland Automotive Services, dba Jiffy Lube, is the largest operator of quick lube retail service stores. Operating nearly 500 Jiffy Lube locations from coast to coast and serving nearly 4 million guests each year with more than 4,000 professional teammates, Heartland strives to provide a great experience for every valued guest on every visit.
SOURCE Heartland Automotive Services Inc./Jiffy Lube