Tire Distributors of Georgia Marks 20 Years

April 25, 2023

Tire Distributors of Georgia Inc. celebrated its first 20 years in business and the tire wholesaler is looking toward more expansion opportunities as it begins its third decade in operation.

John Plumstead started the business in March 2003 in Macon, Ga., and now his son Sean Plumstead oversees operations at the company’s four regional warehouses. Matt Leeper joined the company in January as vice president of sales and vendor relations.

He says all of the company’s warehouses are located in Georgia – (in Byron, Tifton, Statesboro and Athens) – though the delivery routes cross into northern Florida and eastern Alabama as well. Leeper says the company has plans to grow, and likely would expand into northwest Georgia next before adding a site out of state. The company offers multiple deliveries a day in most of its markets.

Tire Distributors of Georgia sells both passenger and light truck tires, as well as a full complement of commercial products, from medium trucks tires to ag, industrial and garden tires, plus repair kits and tubes and tools.

Toyo, Falken, Yokohama and Mickey Thompson products are among the brands the company stocks, and Tire Distributors of Georgia is adding Nexen-brand tires to its inventory.

Tire Distributors of Georgia also is a member of the Tire Alliance Group Ltd. (TAG).

To celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary, Tire Distributors of Georgia hosted a dinner for customers and welcomed its vendors for an informational summit that spanned a day-and-a-half.

“We’re really focused on (and) geared toward the independent tire dealer,” Leeper says. “We’re a friendly neighbor in the wholesale tire business. Each warehouse has its own inside sales team. We’re trying to capitalize on (the fact) we’re family owned, small and local.”

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After more than a dozen years working as a newspaper reporter in Kansas, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, Joy Kopcha joined Modern Tire Dealer as senior editor in 2014. She has covered murder trials, a prison riot and more city council, county commission, and school board meetings than she cares to remember.