DES MOINES, Iowa — Leeds West Groups (LWG) is extending its Big O Tires footprint into the state of Iowa.
The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based franchise enterprise recently acquired three Big O Tire locations in Iowa — in Altoona, Ankeny and Urbandale — from Willis Automotive Group, based in Clive.
The acquisitions bring to 38 the number of Big O-branded auto service outlets operated by LWG. All told, LWG now runs 120 Big O, Midas and Speedee Oil Change auto service shops in 18 states.
"Acquisitions are always our No. 1 strategy for growth and we are excited about entering a new market with these Big O Tires locations," Derek Wessels, LWG's COO and president of automotive, said.
"We look forward to continued growth across Iowa and this acquisition does just that."