RNR Tire Express Inks 16-Unit Franchise Deal To Drive Southeast Expansion
RNR Tire Express (RNR) has signed a franchise deal to bring 16 new locations to parts of Georgia and Alabama over the next six years. The business partners behind the deal, Mike Hultquist and Grant Wetherill of OzarkGa LLC, are looking to develop locations in Warner Robins and Columbus, Georgia, as well as Auburn-Opelika and Phenix City, Alabama, with plans to open their first location in the next 12 months.
Hulquist and Wetherill join RNR with more than 16 years of experience growing and developing businesses, including 65 Game X Change franchise locations across eight states. Looking to further fuel their entrepreneurial passion, the duo began seeking additional opportunities to utilize their skills toward growing an innovative and unmatched concept, and found the perfect fit with RNR due to its proven business model and dedicated support team.
“RNR continues to fill a void in the marketplace as consumers seek convenient payment options when it comes to quality tires and wheels. As we introduce new RNR locations, Grant and I look forward to bringing the brand’s affordable pay-as-you-go model to communities across Georgia and Alabama,” said Hultquist. “This agreement is a representation of the commitment our team has to the business and providing a premium product and service to a growing market.”
Founded in 2000 by rent-to-own veteran Larry Sutton, RNR has carved out a unique niche in the tire and wheel industry with its convenient, “no hassle” payment plans that aims to fit each customer’s budget. RNR offers and professionally installs high-quality tires and custom wheels to a growing underserved market and has established a business model that allows clients to pay off name brand tires and wheels on a weekly or monthly plan that is affordable to them.
“Mike and Grant are a great fit for our brand and we are extremely grateful to have them as part of the RNR family,” said Sutton. “The ongoing trust and determination our franchise owners have dedicated to our brand has truly been the cornerstone to our brand’s mission of being the best tire and wheel concept in America.”