ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 31, 2012) — TBC Corp.'s Big O Tires brand celebrated its 50th anniversary last week at its annual convention in Anaheim, where it “laid the foundation for growing the franchise” and recognized the chain's top performers.
The convention was attended by nearly 700 franchisees, managers, vendors and corporate participants, TBC said.
“The focus of our convention and message to our franchisees highlights the history of Big O Tires and how it has evolved over the past 50 years to meet the needs of consumers,” said Kevin Kormondy, executive vice president, COO of Big O Tires.
“Our franchisees are the life blood of this great organization. It is their dedication to the Big O system that makes this company the success it is today. It is an honor to showcase their commitment and success.”
Big O presented its “Point of Light” award — given to the individual who embodies the spirit of Big O Tires with commitment, values and dedication — to Kevin Brooks, the owner of eight Big O stores on Colorado's western slope.
“Kevin Brooks…embodies the spirit of Big O Tires and its programs,” Mr. Kormondy said. “We have built a supportive foundation to help our franchisees achieve success, as Kevin has, and it is our goal to continue this pattern while strategically offering franchise opportunities throughout the Midwest and Western U.S.”
Big O Tires encompasses more than 400 franchised stores in the U.S., along with a dozen or so associated dealers in western Canada.