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Virginia Tire & Auto Is Adding 4 Stores in 2019

Posted on May 17, 2019
The Virginia Tire & Auto store in Vienna opened in late March.
The Virginia Tire & Auto store in Vienna opened in late March.

Virginia Tire & Auto LLC has opened two stores so far in 2019 with two more stores on the way. Along with adding its first outlet outside of Northern Virginia, the company has hired its first chief financial officer.

4 new stores in 2019

The company expanded beyond Northern Viriginia with the opening of a store in Chesterfield, a Richmond suburb, in January 2019. In late March 2019, a store was opened in Vienna. Construction is underway at the store in Herndon, slated to open this fall, and the Tysons location is scheduled to open by the end of the year.

Racing legend Mario Andretti cut the ribbon for new Virginia Tire & Auto store in Chesterfield. Next to Andretta are CEO Mike Holmes and President Julie Holmes. Company founders Myron Boncarosky (fourth from right) and Carole Boncarosky (second from right) also attended.      
Racing legend Mario Andretti cut the ribbon for new Virginia Tire & Auto store in Chesterfield. Next to Andretta are CEO Mike Holmes and President Julie Holmes. Company founders Myron Boncarosky (fourth from right) and Carole Boncarosky (second from right) also attended.      

The Vienna, Herndon and Tysons locations are in Northern Virginia. When all four stores are open by the end of 2019, Virginia Tire & Auto will have 17 locations.

Each new location will provide about 20 new jobs for the local community.

The first CFO

In addition to opening four stores, the company recently hired Kevin Whitton to serve as its first chief financial officer.

In his new role, Whitton will deliver leadership, direction and management of company finances, providing strategic recommendations to the executive management team and advising on long-term business and financial planning. Whitton is a 15-year veteran of multi-unit retail finance and was most recently the CFO at Cambridge Finance Holdings, a large Burger King franchisee based out of Memphis, TN.

Virginia Tire & Auto’s leadership team (from left): Benjamin Wilson, general manager of operations,  Dan Viteri, general manager, Mike Holmes, CEO, Julie Holmes, president), Cindy Weinberg, Director of talent development, and Kevin Whitton, CFO. 
Virginia Tire & Auto’s leadership team (from left): Benjamin Wilson, general manager of operations,  Dan Viteri, general manager, Mike Holmes, CEO, Julie Holmes, president), Cindy Weinberg, Director of talent development, and Kevin Whitton, CFO. 

“We welcome Kevin to the Virginia Tire & Auto team,” says Mike Holmes, CEO. “As Virginia Tire & Auto continues to expand its service offerings and reach, we look to Kevin to bring his keen strategic vision for the company as we continue to deliver outstanding services for our customers in the Northern Virginia and Richmond markets.”

Whitton said he is bullish on the company’s future. “I am thrilled to join this fantastic company with such a storied history, superb management team and outstanding business model.”

Virginia Tire & Auto opened its first store in 1976.

“We believe in our team and our mission — to take the stress out of car care — and this expansion will allow us to continue building a strong brand and transforming the car care industry,” said Holmes.

Virginia Tire & Auto was tied for the No. 84 spot on the Modern Tire Dealer 100 in 2018.

For more information, visit www.vatire.com.

Related Topics: new stores, retail, Viriginia Tire & Auto

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