Big O Celebrates 60 Years in Business

March 8, 2022

Big O Tires LLC, a subsidiary of TBC Corp. and a retail tire and auto service franchisor with 460 locations in the United States, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2022.

Big O's story begins in 1962 when a group of independent tire dealers set a theme of trying to exceed customer expectations and securing volume tire pricing by forming a tire buying co-operative. When it joined forces with TBC in 1996, Big O’s reach and resources were broadened to offer a wide selection of consumer automotive maintenance services.

To mark its 60th anniversary, Big O says it will celebrate its achievements while shaping the future at the upcoming Big O Tires convention. With a theme of it is "Only the Beginning," more than 800 franchise owners, managers, corporate associates, and suppliers will gather together in Dallas at the end of June.

"To this day, Big O is still driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders, which has enabled us to constantly push new boundaries, grow our footprint and continually expand our product offering while delighting our customers with honest, worry-free service," says Jim Bull, vice president and general manager of Big O Tires. "We have achieved this milestone through the hard work and dedication of our franchisees and our associates building a strong customer-centric tire and automotive service business. The last 60 years have truly given us plenty of reasons to celebrate.”

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