GB Acquires Goodguys Tire & Auto Repair in California
GB Auto Service, Inc. has expanded its footprint with the acquisition of Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair, an eight-location dealership based in Fresno, Calif. The company now has 192 locations nationwide. More than 180 of those stores sell tires.
Founded in 1976, Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair operates five stores in the Fresno area, plus locations in the California towns of Clovis, Sanger and Visalia.
GB Auto Service's latest deal follows the acquisition of three ServiceONE Automotive stores in the Houston, Texas, area this past December.
Last October, GB Auto Service - which is a portfolio company of Greenbriar Equity Group LP, announced it had acquired Tate Boys Tire & Service, a seven-store operation in northeast Oklahoma. The deal expanded the presence of GB Auto Service into five states.
In August 2020, GB Auto Service acquired more than 30 outlets in Arizona, Nevada and Texas from Sun Devil Auto Service.
“For 45 years, Goodguys has built an exceptional name for itself as a trusted source for auto service, tire repair and replacement,” says GB Auto Service CEO Frank Kneller.
“We’re honored to have them join our growing family of brands and look forward to helping them continue to flourish throughout the Fresno region.”
Goodguys Tires & Auto Repair President Scott Shubin says the transition to GB Auto’s ownership “will help fuel the growth of our brand, while strengthening the uncompromisingly exceptional service that our customers have come to rely on over these past four-plus decades.”