Big O Tires Recognizes Franchisees of the Year

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Big O Tires®, one of North America's largest retail tire franchisors with nearly 450 stores in 23 states, is proud to recognize the 2017 Franchisees of the Year.

  • Brian and Chad Cunningham, multi-store owners in Colorado
  • Kent and Kory Coleman, multi-store owners in Utah
  • Chris Monteverde, multi-store owner in California

The top 40 stores, based on numerical results, are eligible. Candidates submit information on their community involvement and an Executive Committee considers that material, along with feedback from other franchisees to make a final decision. The program recognizes franchisees that have done an exceptional job in implementing best practices, succeeding in the industry, and giving back to both their fellow franchisees and their communities.

“The Franchisee of the Year program allows us to recognize franchisees that are performing in their stores as well as making an impact in their local communities,” said John Kairys, Vice President & General Manager of Big O Tires. “On behalf of the Big O Tires organization, I am proud to recognize Brian, Chad, Kent, Kory and Chris on their exemplary work and their commitment to the Big O Tires brand.”

Brian and Chad Cunningham pride themselves on focusing their business on the needs of their customers to ensure that every customer leaves happy. Their desire to help extends to their community as well through their involvement with local organizations. Through their solid foundation and dedication to teamwork, the team is able to deliver the exceptional service their customers have come to expect.

Kent and Kory Coleman believe the recipe for success lies in investing in their business, their people, their facilities and their community to create a long-term impact. They have successfully created a workplace their team members are proud of and strive to exceed customer expectations.

Chris Monteverde believes in investing in his locations and his associates. He acknowledges that training is essential for continual growth and has a dedicated training room for associate development opportunities. Chris’ desire to give back extends beyond his locations and he is committed to giving back to his community.

Recipients were recognized at the annual convention in San Antonio, TX alongside fellow franchisees, managers, corporate associates and supplier partners.

About Big O Tires Big O Tires, LLC has nearly 450 franchisee-owned stores primarily located in the Western and Midwestern United States. For more information, visit

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