POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels franchisees Larry Carrico and Richard Bergman have opened a store in Poplar Bluff, their third RNR location in Missouri and sixth overall.
Messrs. Carrico and Bergman have been RNR franchisees for a decade and have plans for six more stores in the next few years, according to Larry Sutton, founder and president of RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels.
The new store is a greenfield construction on the near northwest side of Poplar Bluff, a community of about 17,000 in southeast Missouri.
The store spans 3,200 square feet, with 2,000 square feet devoted to the showroom and 600 to the service area, which features four service bays, accessible from either side of the building, according to Messrs. Carrico and Bergman. The location opened with seven employees.