McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. has divested of four retail tire locations in the last year. That may not seem noteworthy for a tire dealership so heavily focused on the commercial tire business. But President John McCarthy Jr. maintains retail tire service is a profitable and important part of the company’s strategy.
As the U.S. nears the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns, all eyes are on the vaccines. McCarthy Tire Service Co. Inc. is tracking vaccine developments throughout its nine-state market area, and President John McCarthy Jr. is doing everything he can to encourage and enable employees to get their shots.
The challenges of 2020 have been immense, and commercial tire dealers are doing their best to weather the storm. As Bob Berlin, president of Orange, Mass.-based Pete’s Tire Barns Inc., put it, “We’re pretty much flat for the year — and we’re happy.”
One of the most gratifying aspects of working at Modern Tire Dealer has been getting to know past Tire Dealer of the Year Award winners. That includes discovering how these remarkable individuals have grown their businesses.