ELKHART, Ind. — Monteith's Best-One Tire & Auto Care finished in first place in this year's Tire Business Best Places to Work survey. The business, founded in 1966, believes its family culture is the key to everything — from retaining people to providing the quality service that allows them to grow.
Based in Elkhart, aka the 'RV capital of the world,' Monteith's Best-One operates 13 brick-and-mortar locations (10 retail, three commercial), and recently launched mobile service, in a competitive Indiana market.
Tim Wolfe, Monteith's president and managing partner of the ownership group, said they have increased employment to around 170 people. Last year, the business employed 156, but Wolfe indicated at the time they were looking to grow.
"There are 100 different tire shops in this county they could work for. So, it's about how we separate ourselves from our competition," Wolfe said. "We believe if we invest in our employees, we'll retain them. If we retain them, they'll get better and attract more good people."
And that adds up to great service for the customer, he said.