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5 Ways Tire Dealers Are Giving Back to Veterans

Tire dealers are extending goodwill toward veterans in all sorts of ways in 2018. Here’s a look at how five companies are honoring the sacrifices of veterans, and their families.  

VIP Tires & Service will hang its sign on its first store in Vermont. The new store gives VIP 58 stores in four states. (Photo by Randy Hazelton)
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VIP Tires & Service Expands to Vermont

VIP Inc., dba VIP Tires & Service, is taking on a fourth state in New England. The company has acquired a store from TBC Corp. in Williston, Vt., and began operations Oct. 2.

John Quirk, chairman and CEO of VIP Inc. dba VIP Tires & Service, is Modern Tire Dealer's 2018 Tire Dealer of the Year.
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Meet the 2018 Tire Dealer of the Year

John Quirk, a third generation tire dealer and chairman and CEO of VIP Inc. dba VIP Tires & Service, is Modern Tire Dealer’s 2018 Tire Dealer of the Year.

Josh Gilbert works to identify a mystery noise complaint from a customer. He’s one of 275 technicians on the company’s $15.8 million payroll.
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Lessons Learned From a Lousy Review

With 450 employees and 57 stores, John Quirk is realistic that things can and will go wrong. “We work on over 30,000 cars a month. You’re going to make a mistake. When it happens, get the customer a rental car, put our best technician on it and fix the frickin’ thing as fast as you can.”

Employees and customers raised more than $55,000 for Make-A-Wish in VIP Tires' Season of Wishes campaign. Make-A-Wish Executive Directore Kate Vickery is in the center with VIP Tires employees (from left): Tim Winkeler, president and chief operating officer; John Quirk, chairman and CEO;  Mary Daigle, operations office manager; and Gary MacCausland, vice president of operations.
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VIP Tires' Make-A-Wish Donation Tops $55,000

VIP Tires & Service Corp. raised $55,658.12 for Make-A-Wish during the company’s 10th annual Season of Wishes Campaign at its 56 stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Tim Winkeler has been promoted to president of VIP Inc., which operates 56 VIP Tires & Service locations in New England.
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Tim Winkeler Will Lead VIP Tires & Service

Timothy Winkeler is the new president and chief operating officer of Auburn, Maine-based VIP Tires & Service. He also has been appointed to the company's board of directors.

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