Ohio dealer eyes mammoth expansion

June 30, 2006

Jim Enger has an aggressive expansion plan for his Euclid, Ohio-based Enger Auto Service & Tire chain.

Enger wants to add three to five stores per year for an eventual total of 50.

Enger Auto Service & Tire currently has 12 stores. Five of them were added last year.

"I'm fairly young," says the 42-year-old dealer. "This is something I love to do."

His 11-year-old company -- which employs 75 people -- sells Goodyear, Dunlop, Republic, Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton brand tires.