Tire Review revealed the winner of its prestigious Top Shop Award, presented by Coats, now in its 10th year, during a special 3-day event in Nashville, Tenn.. The event celebrates the milestone anniversary of the award with a special dedication to its founder, the late Jim Smith.
Finalists for the 2016 award include Dunn Tire, McMahon Tire Service, Bud’s Tire Pros. Taking this year’s highest honor was Lex Brodie’s Tire, Brake & Service Co.
Based in Honolulu with five locations, Lex Brodie’s has been locally and nationally recognized for its commitment to the community and exceptional level of customer service. Founded in 1961 by Alexander “Lex” Brodie, the business is currently owned by LBTC Holdings and operated by employee-owners David Sands, CEO and president, and Scott Williams, executive director of marketing, branding and communications.
Tire Review’s Top Shop contest evaluates dealers of all sizes, honoring independent tire dealers that best epitomize the key attributes and values of a highly successful tire business: customer service and retention, training and education, merchandising and promotion, professional standards and conduct, appearance, solid business management, community involvement, business growth, achievement and innovation.
Coats has served as the presenting sponsor of the program since its inception in 2006.
“The Top Shop Awards shines the spotlight on the most successful businesses in our industry, especially the owners and team members who support that success,” said Patti Renner, editor of Tire Review. “The response and enthusiasm from participating shops this year was palpable. It’s a huge honor and the employees of all of our finalist shops should be very proud.”
The official Top Shop award ceremony and celebration will take place at the Tire Industry Honors event in Las Vegas on Oct. 31.