Looking Ahead With Excitement About The Future
Les Schwab’s Board and Shareholders announced on September 29, 2020, an agreement to sell the nation’s highest-ranked, most customer-focused tire retailer to family-owned investment firm Meritage Group.
“The decision to sell has always been about securing the long-term success of the company,” CEO Jack Cuniff said. “Meritage Group has a history of preserving culture and values while growing its companies with investment over time. This is a great fit and aligns well with Les’ vision and all we have built together.”
A Les Schwab family statement expressed confidence in Meritage Group to carry forward the Les Schwab vision far into the future.
“We are thrilled with this outcome. The Company’s long-term outlook, the opportunities for employees, and the tremendous importance of our customers will remain as Grandpa always imagined,” the family said. Award-winning customer service defines Les Schwab. You can count on us to be there, working to get you quickly and safely back on the road.
It’s About You, and It’s About Time
Les Schwab sets the standard for consistently exceptional customer service. Who else runs out to greet you at your car when you arrive? Our founder, Les Schwab, said, “Our business is earning your trust” and we like doing that as fast as we can.
Always Improving, Never Changing
From flexible credit options and vehicle wellness reports to free Wi-Fi in our waiting room, we’re always coming up with better ways to make things easier for you.
Creating Customers for Life by Creating Employees for Life
At Les Schwab, employees are treated like partners; that’s why many of them have been with Les Schwab for well over 30 years. So you’ll enjoy friendly, familiar faces — along with convenient free services and the best warranty in the business — for the life of your tires.
Always Driven by Our Founder’s Vision
Born in 1917 in Bend, Oregon, Les Schwab came from humble beginnings. He was a self-made man, and believed in old-fashioned hard work. Les built his business from one store to hundreds of locations across the western states, making Les Schwab one of the largest independent tire businesses in the United States.
He didn’t do it alone. Les valued partnership — he was married for over 70 years after all — and provided his employees training and opportunities to grow and succeed, both financially and personally. Les believed in treating customers like family.
Although Les passed away in 2007, his vision remains at the core of the company’s culture: give people more for their money … reward employees for their expertise and hard work … earn people’s trust and everyone benefits. Today, the 7,000+ employees of Les Schwab Tire Centers are proud to carry on this legacy.
Doing it right is what we do best