Sharonville, Ohio, -based Tire Discounters expects to keep opening locations at a pace of about 12 annually for the next seven-plus years, the Dayton Daily News reported.
While most openings are new stores built from the ground up, growth plans also include remodels of many original Cincinnati-area locations.
“We will continue to add stores as the opportunities arise in our existing footprint. Our big push right now is in Tennessee,” Jamie Ward, executive vice president, told the paper. Despite Nashville being the home to Bridgestone and competitor Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tire Discounters plans to open 15 stores in the region by the end of 2015.
Tire Discounter’s first auto service shop opened in Mariemont, Ohio, in 1976. Tire Discounters said that it expects to celebrate the opening of its 100th store early next year.