4 tire dealers joined Mighty franchise in 2014
Four independent tire dealers joined the Mighty Auto Parts franchise network in 2014. The dealers joined the franchise to centrally distribute preventive maintenance parts to their stores reports MDSA LLC, which does business as Mighty Auto Parts.
The dealers are Griffin Brothers Tire, Trombley Tire and Auto, Boyd’s Tire & Service Center and Virginia Tire & Auto.
"We are excited to expand Mighty’s brand presence with these four groups, broadening Mighty’s reach to a new audience in these territories with exceptional OE quality parts and our unique stocking program,” says Ken Voelker, Mighty Auto Parts CEO and president.
“Establishing their own distribution division provides a consistent, OE quality product offering for each of their retail tire stores and creates a new source of revenue and profits.”
Griffin Brothers Tire, founded in 1961 and led by Larry Griffin Jr., has 10 locations in the Charlotte, N.C., area.
Trombley Tire and Auto was founded by Richard Trombley in 1958. Richard’s son Tim is president and operates six locations in the Finger Lakes region of central New York.
Boyd’s Tire & Service Center, founded in 1996 by Keith Boyd, has seven locations in central Ohio. Boyd’s Tire is a major sponsor of the Ohio Ride for Autism and the Make it Fit Foundation.
Virginia Tire & Auto was founded in 1976 by Myron Boncarosky and is currently led by his son-in-law, Mike Holmes. They operate 13 retail locations in northern Virginia.
“The professionalism of the Mighty team is an excellent fit with Virginia Tire & Auto. The Mighty brand and system will dramatically simplify our store operations and enhance the customer experience,” says Holmes.
Twenty-five tire dealer groups, representing over 375 locations in the United States, now operate a Mighty franchise, according to the company.
Mighty is headquartered in Norcross, Ga., and supports 110 distributors in 41 states and four international markets. The Mighty System features attentive local service, inventory management expertise, classroom and on-site training in conjunction with extensive offerings of OE quality undercar, underhood, chemical products and shop supplies.
Recognized as a “top 25 franchise brand” by The Wall Street Journal, Mighty’s unique approach of dealing directly and exclusively with automotive professionals began in 1963.