BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — GB Auto Service Inc. has acquired Tate Boys Tire & Service, a Bartlesville-based dealership with seven locations in northeast Oklahoma.
The deal is GB Auto Service's third acquisition of 2020 and boosts the Tucson, Ariz.-based portfolio company of Greenbriar Equity Group L.P.'s retail network to 174 locations in five states.
The transaction positions GB Auto as seventh largest independent tire and automotive service company in the U.S.
Founded in 1988, Tate Boys Tire & Service operates retail tire stores in Bartlesville (two outlets), Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Skiatook and South Tulsa.
"For more than 30 years, Tate Boys Tire & Service has built a powerful brand known for professionalism and community service," GB Auto Service CEO Frank Kneller said.
"Within Northeast Oklahoma, they have established a culture that emphasizes unconditional commitment to exceptional customer service. This aligns perfectly with the uncompromising standards we set at GB Auto."