CULLMAN, Ala. — McGriff Tire Co. Inc., one of the 30 largest commercial tire dealerships in North America, is partnering with the Best-One Tire network.
With this collaboration, Best-One expands its footprint in the Southeast after recently partnering with Callaghan Tire and its 10 Florida locations and two retread plants.
Best-One is considered the third largest commercial tire dealership in North America with more than 150 partner locations, according to Tire Business rankings.
McGriff Tire operates 18 predominantly commercial tire service locations in Alabama and Tennessee, an intermodal division and two Bandag retread plants.
McGriff Tire ranks 28th among the largest commercial tire dealerships and 17th among the largest truck tire retreaders in the U.S., according to Tire Business rankings.
"We are thrilled to join forces with McGriff," Best-One COO Jon Zurcher said. "McGriff's culture aligns perfectly with Best-One.
"This partnership is an exciting opportunity for both to leverage each other's strengths and create an exceptional experience for our customers."
Both McGriff and Best-One are celebrating 75 years in business this year.
"Both were founded by two leaders in the industry that gained respect by working hard and building their businesses with a customer service mind set. Both companies are known for their dedication to excellence and customer-centered approach, with BestOne's tagline of 'Selling Tires, Serving People' and McGriff's 'Always work like someone is watching,'" the companies said in a statement.
"Both families are blessed to be part of this partnership. This lays the foundation for the next 75 years and many generations to come for our company," McGriff President and CEO Barry McGriff said.
Key benefits of the partnership include enhanced service capabilities, the companies said, as the McGriff/Best-One partnership expands Best-One's geographical footprint to serve fleet and commercial customers, both on and off the road, more effectively.
"With their rich histories of serving communities across the Southeast and Midwest, McGriff and Best-One are excited to collaborate in providing their customers unmatched service and top-notch mobility solutions," the companies said.
Founded by Bert McGriff in 1948, McGriff Tire is now managed by McGriff family members Barry and Jeff McGriff and Randy Drake.
Best-One Tire & Service was founded in 1948 by Paul Zurcher in Monroe, Ind., and is now managed by several generations of the Zurcher family with locally-based partners involved in retread, commercial, OTR and consumer tire service.
Best-One's commercial network includes more than 160 commercial locations with 20 Bandag retread plants.