Colony Tire Corporation, headquartered in Edenton, North Carolina, purchased Glenn A. Trent Tire Company in October of 2017. The company was set to celebrate founder Glenn Trent’s 100th birthday on Sept. 23 with a party at the London Downs Golf Club, but the celebration has been postponed.
The company shared the following statement: “Due to recent health complications, the 100th birthday celebration of Glenn Trent, Sr. will be postponed. Mr. Trent has been fighting a severe case of pneumonia, and, while it tends to be hard on an average 99 year old, he is expected to make a full recovery. Please keep Mr. Trent in your thoughts and prayers as we wish him a swift recovery.”
Glenn Trent founded his business 78 years ago and entrusted Colony Tire, founded 45 years ago, as its successor. He says partnering with Colony Tire allowed the business to expand its product line and provide more services to its existing customer base. Glenn Trent, Jr. continues the legacy his father began and is also a ember of the Colony Tire team in Lynchburg.
“We are extremely honored that Glenn Trent has given us the privilege to service his customer base in Lynchburg. When you grow a company like this from the ground up, working day in and day out for 78 years, it becomes more than just a business–it’s your life legacy. Glenn’s work ethic is unprecedented, and at 99, he still goes on road calls regularly, just to make sure the customer is taken care of in a manner that he would approve of. This level of customer service is hard to find in this day and time in any business. Fortunately, Glenn plans to continue servicing customers, and we couldn’t be more proud to continue our partnership,” said Charlie Creighton, CEO of Colony Tire Corp.
Colony Tire has over 35 locations across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.