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Big O Tires extends its footprint in Arizona

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A Big O Tires LLC franchisee has added a sixth store. The five-bay store was built from the ground up in Surprise, Ariz. and is owned and operated by franchisees Karl Gabbard, Desiree Elliott and Ian Downing.

This is Gabbard’s sixth Big O Tires franchise location.

The store opened May 27, 2015 and offers customers a full array of tires and automotive services.

“Big O Tires is proud to continue building our footprint in the Arizona market with great franchisees like Karl, Desiree and Ian,” says Kevin Kormondy, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Big O Tires. “We look forward to strengthening our new-store growth in 2015 and positively impacting the communities we serve.”

The Surprise store is located at 16880 W Waddell Rd. For more information about the store call (623) 937-4200.

Big O Tires has 387 franchisee-owned and two company-owned stores. It is a subsidiary of TBC Corp. For more information, visit

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