Dobbs Opens 41st Store and Begins Work on No. 42
In the span of a single week Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Inc. opened its 41st store and broke ground for its 42nd location, which is set to open in March 2021.
The new store is in Eureka, Mo., has nine bays with 12,000 square- feet of space, which also features a large showroom and customer waititng area. Thirteen associates staff the store. The company held a ribbon cutting Aug. 18.
David Dobbs, president of Dobbs, says, “From its convenient location along Interstate 44 in southwest St. Louis County, only 20 minutes west of the city of Saint Louis, it was an easy decision for us to open in Eureka, at it is a thriving community in which more and more people are choosing to live and work.”
In the spring of 2021 Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers will open its second location in Edwardsville, Ill. — which marks its eighth retail store in southern Illinois. It will be built on 1.5 acres on State Route 157 and will span 12,000 square feet and include 12 bays, plus a showroom and customer waiting area. Dobbs expects to hire 15 associates to staff that location when it opens next year.
The company broke ground at the site on Aug. 25.
David Dobbs says, “The demand for quality tires and auto service continues to grow exponentially in southern Illinois. With the opening of our second store in Edwardsville, our team of dedicated tire and automotive service technicians will be better equipped and able to meet the needs of our current and valued customers, as well as those of new customers, living and working in Edwardsville and the neighboring communities.”
Since its founding in 1976, Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers has grown to employ more than 500 associates who serve communities around St. Louis and other parts of Missouri, as well as Southern Illinois.
The company holds the No. 30 spot on the MTD 100.