"I think we have a group of stockholders who are committed to the private-brand business," he said. "We're somewhat different because the owners of our company are tire dealers. They understand the market and they're involved in many of the same things that we're involved in, so when we get with our board of directors we're talking to people who know what's going on in the industry.
"They give us good advice, they give us good direction and, because of the relationship between the stockholders — where they're not competing directly with each other, and they all have exclusive territories with their exclusive brand — we have a camaraderie between stockholders that's different than a lot of companies," he continued.
"They all are equal owners of the company, and it's in their best interest for Del-Nat to be successful."
Mr. Mayfield said Del-Nat is always looking out for additional stockholders in areas where it isn't represented. Ultimately, the company would like to establish a Delta-brand and National-brand stockholder in every part of the U.S.
"I think there's still plenty of opportunity for Del-Nat to grow. We do a lot of business with our stockholders, but there's still business there that we're not doing," he said, adding that expansion can come "by growing internally through our existing stockholders and growing by signing new stockholders in open areas."