Hennellys close in on original goal: 35 stores

May 2, 2012

Hennelly Tire & Auto Inc. started off May with a bang by opening its 34th Tire Choice outlet in Florida.

The 10-bay, state-of-the-art facility is located in The Villages in Sumter County, west of Orlando. "This is now our third store in this great market !" says Dan Hennelly, chairman and CEO.

Hennelly and his wife, Diane, the company's vice chairperson and CFO, opened their 33rd store in Carrollwood, a suburb of Tampa, last October.

"We will start construction on number 35 in Bradenton, Fla. (Lakewood Ranches) on June 1. Less than eight years ago, Diane and I had a goal of opening 35 stores, and in October we will have accomplished this goal."

The Tire Choice sells Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion, Yokohama and Pirelli tires. It is affiliated with the Firestone Family Channel and American Car Care Centers.

It is the 31st largest tire dealership on the Modern Tire Dealer 100 list.