Founded in 1962, and operating as a buying cooperative, the focus was on the need to secure great products at competitive prices for each independent dealer store's retail customers, which soon evolved into Big O Tires stores franchise organization. In July 1996, Big O Tires was acquired by T.B.C. Corporation which markets automotive replacement tires though a multi-channel marketing strategy. T.B.C.'s retail operations include company-operated retail centers under the Tire Kingdom, Merchant's Tire & Auto Centers, and National Tire and Battery brands, and franchised retail stores under the Big O Tires brand. TBC also markets to the wholesale community by selling to customers who operate more than 200 regional distribution centers serving independent tire dealers throughout the United States, as well as and in Canada and Mexico. In September 2005, TBC was purchased by Sumitomo Corporation of America, which is the largest wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world's leading traders of goods and services.
Product & Services
Exclusive Big O Products
Not sold in any other retail outlets, Big O brand tires are competitively priced and built with the most contemporary tread designs and construction technologies by some of the world's best manufacturers.
The initial franchise fee is $30,000.
Franchise Term: 10 years
Royalty Rate: 6%
The investment required to open a Big O Tires store varies depending on the size and location. Our Uniform Franchise Offering Circular will provide a more detailed description of the costs involved. The total estimated initial investment ranges from $225,800 to $543,300. The purchase price for an existing Big O Tires store is negotiated between the buyer and the seller. There can be great variation based on the negotiated terms, physical differences in the facilities, market variables and perceived value of the business.
Qualification of investor
- Who shares our commitment to be the #1 tire retailer in North America
- Who has a passion for excellent customer service
- Who exhibits and inspires strong leadership skills
- Who is looking for an opportunity with proven systems and programs
- Who has a minimum net worth of $300,000
Training & Support
Training - You’ll learn this business from top to bottom with our comprehensive training program. You’ll spend 4 weeks in our training facility and 2 weeks on-site.
Support - From site selection to our POS computer system, we’ll help you get started and keep your business aligned.
Marketing - We’ll give you creative local marketing programs to get your business in front of new customers and retain your current ones.
Product - From the major brand lines of Michelin, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Sumitomo, Yokohama, Falken and more, to our own private label tires, we’ll provide you with a huge selection at great prices.
Realize your dream of owning your own business and achieving financial freedom by joining one of the most progressive retail franchises in the nation. Since our humble beginnings in 1962, Big O Tires' "Code of Excellence" and outstanding products have been the backbone for making Big O Tires the success it is today. For more information on joining the Big O Tires family of franchisees, give us a call at 1-800-622-2446.
Big O Tires
12650 E. Briarwood Ave., #2D
Englewood, CO 80112