Founded: by Max Finkelstein and his brother Irving Finkelstein in 1919
Based: in Astoria, New York City
Family members involved today: 12 family members are involved and represent all facets of the business.
Number of locations: The company operates 13 wholesale locations with more than 1.3 million square feet of warehouse space, serving thousands of customers along the East Coast.
Number of employees: 385
Tire brands offered: Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Pirelli, Kumho, Kenda, Carlisle and Goodride. Max Finkelstein Inc. provides passenger, light truck, medium commercial, ST trailer and specialty tires.
The story behind Max Finkelstein Inc.: Harry Finkelstein provided for his family by using a horse and wagon to collect junk, which would be sorted for scrap metal and sold for extra cash. That — along with the money made from selling fruit at New York's Washington Market on weekends — helped to support his family.