EL CAJON, Calif. (April 28, 2016) — Long-time independent dealer Bill Clark has converted his business, DeVore Automotive in El Cajon, to a Big O Tires franchised location.
Mr. Clark, who's been in the tire business since 1979, said in a Big O press release that the decision to convert his business was an “easy one” and described the transition as a “seamless experience.”
“All of the teams that I have had the opportunity to work with have been extremely detail-oriented, knowledgeable and helpful throughout every step of the process. I applaud them for their efforts,” Mr. Clark said.
The business operated as a NAPA Auto Care center under the DeVore Automotive banner. El Cajon is a city of about 100,000 inhabitants roughly 20 miles northeast of San Diego.
The store, which opened under Big O signage on March 8, has five service bays. It's the first Big O store in El Cajon, sixth in the greater San Diego metro area and 105th in California for the chain, which is franchised by TBC Corp.
“Bill's success in the automotive aftermarket industry speaks to his dedication to his team and to his customers,” said Kevin Kormondy, executive vice president and COO of Big O Tires.
“His operational excellence, commitment to delivering exceptional customer service and knowledge of the industry will continue to benefit him as a member of the Big O Tires family.”