SOURCE: 1-800 RADIATOR
June 20, 2006 12:35 ET
Former Repair Shop Owner Opens Massachusetts' Fourth 1-800 Radiator Outlet
Local Businessman Puts His Experience Towards Running a Parts Distribution Franchise
LAWRENCE, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2006 --Local entrepreneur Gordon Simpson opens the
fourth 1-800 Radiator franchise in the state. His outlet is one of four
franchise locations opening Monday across the country. Mr. Simpson's
franchise will serve Lawrence and its surrounding communities.
1-800 Radiator is the nation's largest independent distributor of
automotive cooling components. The company delivers cooling parts to the
doorsteps of the businesses and individuals that replace them. 1-800
Radiator began to franchise two years ago, and has since opened 56
franchise locations. Each of these locations consists of a warehouse and a
territory. These territories are the exclusive property of each
franchisee, as a result, only a finite number of franchises are available
in the United States. 1-800 Radiator projects that each of these
territories will be sold within three years.
Gordon Simpson decided to open his franchise after spending years operating
auto garages in the Lawrence area. Because of his history as a shop owner
he knows exactly what his customers need and expect from a supplier. With
the opening of his franchise on Monday, Simpson hopes to provide his
customers with service that is "personalized and fast." Simpson wants his
customers to know that he is ready to help them.
Since the franchises are owned by the people who operate them, the level of
service is high. The owners of these locations have a vested interest in
the happiness of their customers and in the welfare of the community.
1-800 Radiator provides these service-oriented businessmen with a support
system that lets them buy parts at low prices and pass those savings on to
the customer. The franchisees have access to the largest radiator
inventory in the United States. In addition, each part has a lifetime
warranty on both the part and the labor involved in its replacement. At
Gordon Simpson's warehouse and the other franchise sites across the country
1-800 Radiator hopes to combine these big business buying incentives with
old-fashioned customer service. The company believes that this combination
will be the best for the customers, the franchisees and the company as an
Gordon Simpson's 1-800 Radiator location opened just outside of Lawrence on
Monday, June 19.
About 1-800 Radiator:
1-800 Radiator is an auto parts distribution franchise and the largest
independent parts distributor in the nation. The 1-800 Radiator business
model provides retail and wholesale customers with radiators delivered to
their doorstep in a matter of hours at competitive pricing. They offer
their services to retail customers through their online outlet,
www.radiator.com, and through franchise locations across the country. To
their franchisees, 1-800 Radiator provides unprecedented technological and
If you'd like to know more about 1-800 Radiator, or to schedule an
interview with Ted Rippey, Director of Franchising call Ted Rippey at (707)
580-4548 or email him at Ted@1800radiator.com.