Big O Tires franchisees Dutch and Jacqui Tryon of Topeka, KS were honored in September by the International Franchise Association with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award.
“IFA is proud to recognize Dutch and Jacqui with the Franchisee of the Year award,” said IFA President & CEO, Robert Cresanti, CFE. “The franchising community is a critical component of the U.S. economy in large part due to the dedication of exemplary individuals like the Tryons who have helped grow the industry and continue to give back to their communities, including a strong commitment to help others in need.”
"The Tryons are top performers in the Big O Tires organization with their focus on operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Dutch and Jacqui are exceptional operators and community leaders,” said John Kairys, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Big O Tires. “The entire Big O Tires network is extremely proud of them and has learned a lot from them both throughout the years.”
The Tryons joined the Big O Tires organization in 2005 when they opened a store in Topeka, KS. In March 2011, he opened a location in Lawrence, KS.
“Jacqui and I both love what we do and truly enjoy serving our community each and every day,” said Dutch. “We’re appreciative of the opportunities that we have been presented with as members of the Big O Tires organization and of all of the relationships we have made through the system.”