Big O Tires Expands Franchisee Base in Washington State

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – August 22, 2017 – Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with more than 400 stores in 20 states, is pleased to recognize Dean Frank (dba West Coast Tire Pro) as the new owner/operator of the Renton, WA location and Thomas and Mary Flinders as the new owner/operators of the Lake Stevens, WA location.  

“We’re excited to have Dean Frank and the Flinders as the newest members of the Big O Tires family,” said John Kairys, Executive Vice President & General Manager of Big O Tires. “They are energized franchisees new to the system and eager to make a lasting first impression in the market where opportunities have surfaced as result of Steve Schaut reevaluating his portfolio.”

Big O Tires is further pleased to also announce that Schaut (dba Tires 2 You LLC) remains a Big O Tires franchisee operating his Issaquah, WA store. Steve’s belief in the organization is stronger than ever. “Big O has a solid and proven infrastructure that provides extensive support in all facets on my business,” said Schaut.  “Their buying power as a leading franchise organization provides me with the programs I need to compete in the tire and automotive service industry.”

Big O Tires is consistently evaluating opportunities with existing and potential franchisees. Organizational growth done right through strong relationships, industry-leading expertise and solid activation is of utmost importance to the brand.

“At Big O Tires, we are constantly working with our franchisee base to collectively make decisions that are in the best interest of the individual franchisee and the organization as a whole,” recognized Kairys.


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