CINCINNATI, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Family-owned and operated Tire Discounters, the nation's eighth-largest independent tire retailer, is excited to announce a company-wide expansion. In addition to adding several new stores in its existing markets, Tire Discounters has announced that it will enter the Huntsville, Alabama market later this year – making Alabama the sixth state in the company's geographical footprint.
"We are excited to introduce ourselves to the Huntsville community as we continue our rapid expansion across all markets," said Jamie Ward, president of Tire Discounters. "Having opened or remodeled 29 locations in the past three years, we're eager to continue that momentum and bring our high levels of customer service to more and more customers."
Already boasting more than 100 stores, the company is on an accelerated path to unveil new locations in all its markets in the coming year. Ward says that this year, Tire Discounters plans to open one new location and remodel five existing stores in the Greater Cincinnati area, three stores each in both Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, and one new store in both Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky. The company is also looking for other strategic opportunities.
"To us, 'family owned and operated' means treating our customers like our friends and neighbors. We want to partner with other family owned and operated businesses with a similar, customer-first philosophy as we expand our business. We want everyone to know that there are other choices than selling to some big faceless corporation. We know that not everyone has a solid succession plan like we do, and we want family tire and service retailers considering options to sell to know they can trust us to take care of their customers and their hard-earned reputations," said Ward.
"As we continue to grow and serve more communities, we're focused on providing an unmatched customer experience," said Clarissa Niese, chief customer officer for Tire Discounters. "The addition of our new stores – and the remodeling of others – will allow us to service more customers and offer them a trusted, nearby expert whenever car care needs arise."
The company is also making important investments in its technology infrastructure that will help deliver an enhanced customer experience. Under the leadership of a new chief technology officer, Dov Rosenberg, Tire Discounters is implementing a state-of-the-art point-of-sale system and updated phone systems. The company is also refreshing its official website, TireDiscounters.com, to better serve online customer needs.
As it continues this exciting expansion, Tire Discounters is looking for energetic and motivated sales people, management trainees, mechanics and technicians of all experience levels to join the team. Interested candidates can apply at www.tirediscounters.com/careers.
Tire Discounters built its business on giving its customers complimentary services that extend the life of tires and improve overall performance. Tire Discounters' Standard Installation includes mounting and balancing, tire repair and rubber valve stems along with lifetime rotation, air pressure adjustments and balancing. It's known as the "home of the free alignment," providing this service free of charge with any four-tire purchase with standard installation, so customers get safer handling, longer lasting tires and improved fuel efficiency.
Most name brand tires and value-based tires are in stock, with virtually all brands available, ensuring a variety of prices for a range of budgets. Tire Discounters also offers a full menu of factory-recommended maintenance services performed by ASE-certified technicians.
About Tire Discounters
Tire Discounters was founded by Chip Wood in 1976, and is still family-owned and operated. He remains the sole owner and driving force behind the company, but in recent years he has laid the groundwork for a smooth transition into a second generation of leadership. Chip's children are actively involved in the business, including Chip's oldest son Steven, who has been a full-time employee for five years, working closely with his father. Jamie Ward, a valued employee and protégé of Chip's for over 20 years, was appointed company President.
Tire Discounters is currently the nation's eighth-largest independent tire retailer and is growing rapidly. The company leads the way in providing unique and innovative customer benefits designed to make tires last longer and maximize the overall performance of a car or light truck. Tire Discounters' ASE-certified technicians provide routine automotive repair and factory scheduled maintenance. Tire Discounters currently employs more than 1,100 people in more than 100 locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. For more information, visit www.tirediscounters.com.
SOURCE Tire Discounters