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Innovating Amid Industry Change with St. Lucie Battery & Tire’s Doug Miller [Video]

Behind the 17 locations of St. Lucie Battery & Tire is a family of immigrants who moved to southeast Florida in the 1940s. Initially, the Miller family started a poultry and egg business in Fort Pierce, yet one of the oldest boys, Joey, saw a need for batteries in the area. So, after he delivered

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Creating a Culture of Excellence with Suburban Tire’s Gordon Leffler

When you walk through the doors of Suburban Tire Auto Repair Centers in Glendale, Heights, Illinois, you’re walking into one of the cleanest and most organized tire dealerships on the east coast. “I could eat off the floors,” says Johnny g about the tire store this month’s guest has made into a superstore in the

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Tire Discounters’ Jamie Ward: The Work it Takes for Multi-Location Growth

Jamie Ward is a true tire guy. From the time he was a young boy, he worked for his grandfather, a firefighter who ran an auto shop out of his garage. He learned the ropes there, and by age 15, he had the skills equivalent to an ASE-qualified Master Technician. But Jamie didn’t stop there.

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Staying True to Your Mission, Vision & Values as You Grow with K&M Tire

With opportunities for growth, many businesses add to their bottom line, but it also becomes more complex and complicated to keep things running. With so many balls in the air, it gets harder to stick to your mission– why you even started in the first place–as well as your vision for the business and the

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Why Consistency Wins Customers with Tires Plus’ Jarid Lundeen

Even when Jarid Lundeen worked in the restaurant and banking industries, one thing about the customer experience always stood out to him: Consistency. Early on, he learned consistency creates success, which is what he looks to instill in his four Tires Plus locations in Minott, North Dakota. But how do you do that? Jarid tells

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Passing Down Passion for the Tire Business with Burt Brothers

Wendel Burt, co-founder of Burt Brothers Tire & Service, attributes his success in the tire industry to two words: hard work. It’s that simple, yet also challenging and complicated, when you’re the one that’s the owner, service advisor, trainer, technician, HR department and… should we go on? We know other tire dealers out there get

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Fast-Tracking Business Expansion & Change with Aaron Telle

Expanding from one store to two is hard enough, but imagine expanding from one to 19 stores in the span of 10 years. If you think that sounds like a daunting task, you’re not alone. But that’s the feat Aaron Telle, owner of Telle Tire & Auto Centers based in St. Louis, Missouri, accomplished after

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Second-Gen CEOs Take Their Business to New Heights

For years, Virginia Tire & Auto has been among the best tire dealers in North America. The dealership, now spanning 18 stores, was named Tire Review’s Top Shop Winner in 2011, and since then, has garnered local and national accolades. Today, in its second generation of ownership, Virginia Tire is redefining what it means to

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Tire Industry Pros Share Their Top Motivators for Success

Any industry, sport or line of work has “the greats” — those people that others in the industry know for the work they do, the business they’re building and the legacy that they’re creating. They’re known for their steadfast leadership, problem-solving abilities, and most importantly, their unwavering passion for the industry and serving their communities.

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Adopting an Athlete’s Mindset in Business with Craig Tate

Teamwork is key to running a successful business, and no one knows that better than Craig Tate. A second-generation tire dealer with a passion for the tire business, Craig was a college football player who took over his father’s tire dealership with his brother, Chuck, in 2000, and named it Tate Boys Tire & Service.

John Ziegler, Jr.: Challenges that Shaped Ziegler Tire’s DNA

John Ziegler Jr. tells stories about Ziegler Tire’s growing pains and triumphs and the tire industry greats that have helped shape his career along the way, in the latest episode of Johnny g & Friends, sponsored by Firestone.

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Forming Relationships To Better Your Business With John Boyle

John Boyle, former president of Englewood Tire Wholesale and current head of ETD Discount Tire Centers, reflects on the lessons his father, “The Captain,” taught him, shares his cardinal rules for working with suppliers and delves into the memories he’s shared with Johnny g along the way.

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