WETUMPKA, Ala. — Gray's Tire & Service Center of Wetumpka will mark two milestones this year — expanding to five locations and celebrating its 20th year in business.
David Gray, the dealership's founder, owner and operator, hopes to break ground on the new location, in Prattville, Ala., within the next 45 days and open before year-end. The facility will have 10 service bays, two of which are pits, and a full-width vehicle clean-up/wash bay.
Family-owned Gray's Tire also has two locations in Wetumpka, where it was founded in 2008, one location in Auburn and another in Montgomery.
The 9,590 sq.-ft.-Montgomery location is the largest in the chain, with 15 diagonal bays, including alignment. The 8,719-sq.-ft. Auburn location has eight bays.
Prattville is a community of 34,000-plus about 15 miles northwest of Montgomery. Wetumpka is a town of 6,500 located 40 miles northeast of Montgomery and about 18 miles east of Prattville
Travis M. Rutherford, chief operating officer/chief financial officer, credits dependability, friendliness, honesty and integrity as the keys to the dealership's success.