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Big O Tires Franchise extends its footprint in Arizona

AZ franchise owner adds sixth store, 54th for Big O Tires in the state

Big-O-Building-AZBig O Tires franchise owner Karl Gabbard has opened his sixth location in Surprise, Arizona.

Built from the ground up, the store is the 54th location for Big O Tires in Arizona, making it a dominant player in the tire market in the state.

“Big O Tires is proud to continue building our footprint in the Arizona market with great franchisees like Karl, Desiree, and Ian,” says Kevin Kormondy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Big O Tires. “We look forward to strengthening our new-store growth in 2015 and positively impacting the communities we serve.”

The new store, built in a new development in the western suburb of Phoenix near Arizona State Route 303, is equipped with five service bays.

Karl Gabbard

Experienced Big O leadership

The store’s owners are Karl Gabbard, Desiree Elliott, and Ian Downing. Gabbard has been operating Big O stores for 21 years.

Big O is a subsidiary of TBC Corporation, which also owns other automotive retail subsidiaries such as Midas, SpeeDee, Tire Kingdom, Merchant’s, and NTB. TBC’s subsidiaries operate more than 2,500 automotive retail locations.

Big O buying power

The combined buying power of TBC’s subsidiaries gives Big O Tires franchise owners some of the same market advantages as our other national tire retail brands. Big O franchise owners are able to buy tires at low prices and take advantage of our wide access to more products than they might have access to as independent owners. Independent owners who are getting squeezed out by other national brands might find a Big O Tires franchise the best way to stay competitive.

Big O, one of the only ways independent tire store owners can compete with large, national tire retail brands, is expanding in several states.

Learn more about Big O Tires

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This advertisement does not constitute an offer of a franchise. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise disclosure document. Franchises are not available in all states.

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