ST. LOUIS — Telle Tire & Auto Centers has acquired JBC Tire Complete Auto Care with two locations in Springfield, Mo., expanding the dealership's footprint to 18 stores throughout Missouri.
Telle is in the process of rebadging two of JBC's three retail stores, one at East Republic Road on Springfield's south side and West Kearney Street on the near north side. A third location, on East Sunshine Street on the city's east side, was closed.
Family-owned JBC Tire, a predominantly Goodyear-oriented dealership, celebrated its 20th anniversary as a business last year. Telle Tire said JBC owner Steve Boswell was ready to retire. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With the JBC acquisition, the St. Louis-based dealership expands into a new market in Missouri. Telle Tire operates 10 stores in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, one in Jefferson City and five in Kansas City.
Telle Tire's 16 locations ranked it as the 67th largest independent tire retailer in North America, according to the most recent Tire Business ranking.