With more than 790 stores in 23 states, Discount Tire Company has grown to become the world’s largest self-regulated tire and wheel retailer today. In 1960, company founder Bruce T. Halle borrowed a building on Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor, MI.
Although the catalog consisted of only six tires (four of which were retreads) and the display area was not exactly the showroom we see today, trust, vision and hard work were then, and still are, the foundation on which this company grew and flourished.
As with any new venture, Bruce Halle’s business venture faced many obstacles, perhaps one of the biggest being that he did not have an air compressor. What he would do is run to a nearby gas station and fill the tire with air before selling them. Out of necessity, he became a guru on inventory turn.
He wasn’t just a sales man, Bruce Halle was the all around man for the job. He was the tire technician, accountant, store IT guy, sign painter, and cleaning crew. Day after day, each tire was replaced by himself. This one man process of operation slowly grew into what is now one of the most prestigious tire companies in the US.
Discount Tire Company received the “Most Admired Company” award voted for by its peers in Arizona and has time and again ranked first in revenue according to the Arizona Corporate Excellence 100 for private companies.
Both Tire Business and Modern Tire Dealer rank Discount Tire Company as the #1 independent tire retailer based on number of outlets and annual revenue. The company was also known by Forbes magazine, for being ranked 171 of their top 500 companies with impressive annual revenue.
Discount Tire Company has a dream that not only lives but thrives in the hearts of its employees every day. From part-time to full-time at the store, regional or corporate level, your employees work to be the best in the business.
A common bond that runs through the hearts of everyone within the organization remains the same: treating customers and others with respect and fairness. Help those in need, always do the right thing, work hard, be responsible and have fun.
Discount Tire employees represent their philosophy and brand by being knowledgeable, friendly and honest. By offering the highest level of customer service, the most product choices and the lowest prices, they have earned the right to be considered trusted experts.
Making sure every customer is satisfied has helped Discount Tire become a leader in the tire industry. Their continued growth not only provides opportunities for employee advancement, but also allows more customers the confidence to choose Discount Tires for all their tire and wheel needs.
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