Big O franchisees receive award
Big O Tires LLC franchisees Kory Coleman and Kent Coleman of Salt Lake City, Utah, were honored recently by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.
“The strength of the U.S. economy significantly relies on the hard work of franchisees,” says IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE. “IFA is proud to recognize the outstanding efforts of Kory and Kent with the Franchisee of the Year Award and thank them for their work in the promotion of franchising as well as for their daily contributions that not only showcase how local business owners propel the economy, but also foster community ties throughout the U.S.”
This was the message at IFA’s 15th Annual Public Affairs Conference as IFA recognized franchise owner-operators for outstanding performance and contributions that enhance the growth and development of franchising.
“The entire Big O Tires network is extremely proud of Kory and Kent, not only for receiving the honor of Franchisee of the Year Award, but also for all of the work they do throughout the year in their local community and for our Big O customers,” says Brant Wilson, senior vice president of franchise for Big O.
In 2006, Kory Coleman and his younger brother, Kent, bought their first Big O Tires store in Murray, Utah. Shortly thereafter, they purchased an additional location in Salt Lake City, and have since added two stores in Ogden, Utah. Kory provides financial guidance and operational expertise to their Big O Tires business while Kent oversees the accounting and marketing, and works with key people to manage the day-to-day operations of the stores.