HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.—American Tire Distributors Inc.'s Tire Pros franchise/marketing group has expanded its network of affiliated stores with the addition of 32 stores in 14 states, including nine in California.
The 32 new stores are owned/operated by 26 ownership groups, Tire Pros said.
Greg Bell, president of Tire Pros, said the group is "delighted to expand to new markets and are thrilled to welcome the 32 new locations to our growing Tire Pros family of franchises.
"We pride ourselves on continuing to deliver the best customer service experience coast-to-coast and providing necessary support to our new franchisees," he said. "We're honored that they chose Tire Pros and look forward to seeing their success."
The new stores, by state, are:
Arkansas: Monroe's Tire Pros in Greenbrier, owned by Rustin and Andrea Standridge; and Cross Tire Pros in Little Rock, owned by Charles Edens, Kenneth Edens and Kevin Edens;
California: Imperial Tire Pros in La Mirada, owned by Arturo Sanchez; Canyon Lake Auto Tire Pros in Menifee, owned by Tim Ferguson and Mark Ducharm; Sullivan's Tire Pros in Oakhurst, owned by Michael Sullivan Jr. and Jason and Brian Cieslinski; Integrity Automotive Tire Pros in Campbell and Scotts Valley, owned by Preet Singh; Advanced Automotive Services Tire Pros in San Clemente, owned by Tim Ferguson, Jeff Harris and Mark Ducharm; Auto Express Tire Pros in Santa Cruz, owned by Paul Salazar; Bradley Auto Services Tire Pros in Sun City, owned by Tim and Wendy Ferguson and Mark Ducharm; and Santa Clarita Valley Tire Pros in Valencia, owned by Maurice, Karen and Adrian Starrantino;
Colorado: The Shop Automotive Tire Pros in Eckert, owned by Mel Cook;
Delaware: Cook's Tire Pros & Auto Repair in Harrington, Del., and in Goldsboro, Md., owned by Candy Cook;
Florida: Big T Tire Pros in Avon Park, owned by Kenneth Futch; Big Tires and More Tire Pros in Lutz, owned by Mike Short; and Apex Tire Pros in Wellington, Lake Worth, and Delray Beach, owned by Wes Hamilton and Karena Hamilton;
Georgia: Neighborhood Tire Pros with two locations in Decatur, and one in Suwanee, owned by James Baxter; and BP Car Care – Tire Pros in Marietta, owned by James Baxter;
Mississippi: Big 10 Tire Pros in Clinton, owned by Marcie Noah;
Missouri:Top Quality Tire Pros in Ashland, owned by Bill and Laurie Dipietro;
Nebraska:Tredz Central Tire Pros in Cortland, owned by Ron Preston and Kurt Kechely;
Texas: Dick's Tire Pros in Monahans, owned by Chad and Dee Dee Beard;
Utah: Edge Tire Pros in Nephi, owned by Riley Park; and Tire Pros of Vernal in Vernal, owned by Dallen and Greg Foley;
Virginia: Airport Road Auto Center Tire Pros in Charlottesville, owned by Cid W. Owens and Andrew Baldwin; and Winding Brook Tire Pros-Ruther Glen in Ruther Glen, owned by Shelley and Anthony Greci and Andrea Greci Ellett; and
Washington: Ace Auto Repair & Tire Pros in Seattle, owned by David Pierce and Daniel Yarborough.
Riley Park, owner of Edge Tire Pros in Nephi, Utah, called it an exciting time for his business.
"Under the Tire Pros name, we'll continue delivering the best service in Nephi, but will also be able to reach those who travel through our town," he said. "It's an exciting time for us and we look forward to a successful future."
Tire Pros added seven locations in six states last July, including two in Pennsylvania.
The marketing group said that is has more than 600 franchise locations across the U.S., serving customers in 45 states.