SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Pete's Road Service Inc., headquartered in Fullerton, Calif., was honored during the annual California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) / 1-800EveryRim New Year Luncheon, which was held Jan. 29.
Kyle Fletcher, grandson of founder Pete's Road Service founder Pete Fletcher, was presented a commemorative certificate on the dealership's 50th years of membership in the CTDA. Pete's Road Service has nine locations in Southern California.
CTDA will be honoring longtime members throughout the year.
"I remember Pete and Glen Fletcher attending meetings back in the (19)70's, and it's great that Kyle was here continuing the family tradition of CTDA support," said Billy Eordekian of 1-800EveryRim OEM Wheels. He also serves as CTDA president and was the host of the luncheon.
During the event, Eordekian recognized several dealers as "godfathers of our industry," including Tony Guldalian of Grand Prix Tire and Automotive; Jack Phillips of Commercial Tire; Kenny Kevorkian, who retired from United Vulcanizing; and Jay Goldberg, who retired from Globe Tire.
Tire Industry Association (TIA) Vice President Dan Nothdurft of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Sioux City, Iowa-based Tires, Tires,Tires and Gavin Knapp, Specialty Equipment Market Association's (SEMA) director of market research, were among the speakers.
Luncheon sponsors included Federated Insurance (diamond), Yokohama, West Creek Financial, Advance Professional (gold), along with Turbo Wholesale Tire, Myers Tire Supply, Service Capital, Penn Tire, National Tire Wholesale, Fury Off-Road and Tires Warehouse (silver).
Nearly 40 organizations were represented at a the event: SEMA; TIA; 1-800EveryRim OEM Wheels; 55 Inc., corporate; Advance Professional; American Tire Depot, corporate; Commercial Tire; Crest Collision Center; Daniels Tire Service, corporate; Discount Tire Centers, corporate; Federated Insurance; Fountain Valley Tire Pros; Fury Off-Road Tires; GFK; Grand Prix Performance; Grand Prix Tire & Automotive; Independent Tire Dealer Group; Islas Tires; Kings Tire Wholesale; Lakin Tire West; Liberty Company Insurance; McMahan Tire Service; Myers Tire Supply; National Tire Warehouse; Off Road Kings; Parkhouse Tire; PCL USA; Pete's Road Service, corporate; Service Capital; Standard Tire & Auto Repair; Sunrise Auto Center; Tire Guys; Tires Warehouse; Tires, Tires, Tires; Tucker Tire; Turbo Wholesale Tire; West Creek Financial; WorldPac; Yokohama; and Zafco.