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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, 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.
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.”
John Patrick Quirk
At the end of 2012, John Quirk made a deal that would forever change his business.
VIP Tires & Service Corp. opened a location in New Hampshire to bring its store count to 57 outlets and launched a program to benefit seven public schools surrounding its newest store.
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.
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.