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.”
Les Schwab Tire Centers Inc., the nation's fifth-largest independent tire dealership founded by one of the industry's giants, has been sold to the Meritage Group LP, a California-based investment group.
I’ve always enjoyed watching infomercials on television. It doesn’t matter what the product is, I enjoy watching how the salesperson makes me think it will solve every problem in the universe, and I must order it today.
The dealerships on the 2019 Modern Tire Dealer 100 did a lot of buying and building in the last 12 months to strengthen their market positions in a consolidating industry. More transactions and projects are in the pipeline.