Group Is Approaching 'Magic Number' of 1,000 Locations
April 27, 2022
“It only took us over two years to meet face-to-face again, but it is sure worth it,” Dave Marks, president and CEO of the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC, said during its annual meeting and trade show.
“The industry looks considerably different than it did 15 years ago, both in the retail marketplace and the manufacturing and distribution arenas,” says Dave Marks, president and CEO of the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC. “It’s impacting all sides of the market.”
Bill Leach had wanted to expand beyond his one-store tire business in Paola, Kan., for some time. So when he finally found the perfect location for a second store, about 30 miles away in Baldwin City, Kan., he was ready to roll. And one decision at least was an easy one.
When you’ve had a great year in a relatively flat overall market, it’s time to take a break and say thanks to your members and suppliers. That’s what the Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) did last month at its annual meeting and trade show in Akumal, Mexico.
The Independent Tire Dealers Group LLC (ITDG) now has a presence in 41 states, with over 550 retail locations and 144 members and 97 shareholders participating. Calling itself the “Band of Brothers,” the ITDG has become a leading “affinity group” in the industry.