Bittersweet Retirement of Jimmy Sabol

Bittersweet Retirement of Jimmy Sabol

Bittersweet Retirement of Jimmy Sabol

We are proud, but a little sad, to announce that Jimmy Sabol retired from McCarthy Tire Service on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, after 53 years of service. Yes, 53 YEARS!

In 1966, Jimmy started as a young whippersnapper at our store (the only one, at that time) on Kidder Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He did any job that was asked of him – commercial tire sales, service, retreading, off-the-road tires, retail work, pumping gas – you name it, and Jimmy did it. In the early 1970s, we opened our second store in nearby Kingston, PA. Jack McCarthy choose Jimmy to be the store manager. He held that post for 37 years, training dozens of employees over the years, including John McCarthy, Katie McCarthy Lambert, and Neil Horn, who was his second in command (oh, the stories they can tell!).

When he hit his 50th anniversary, Jimmy Sabol moved back to Kidder Street, now the corporate office, on part-time status. He took on oversight of the retail stores in Northeastern Pennsylvania, sharing his years of experience with cars, people, store operations, and superb customer service with a new group of McCarthy Tire employees.

McCarthy Tire Service is a family-owned and operated commercial tire company that has served the transportation industry for more than 90 years. Joseph J. McCarthy founded the company in 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a city we still consider home and the site of our national headquarters.

We had a little celebration for Jimmy Sabol with lots of happy memories, anecdotes, and laughter. We wish him all the best as he and his wife, Joyce, travel and enjoy time together. Congratulations, Jimmy, and happy trails!




Founded in 1926, McCarthy Tire Service is a family-owned and operated tire dealer headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The company has more than 60 service locations and 10 Bandag retread tire manufacturing plants along the east coast of the United States. McCarthy Tire is the sixth largest independent commercial tire dealer and one of the top 50 retail tire dealers in the country. The company offers tire sales and service; automotive mechanical services and repairs; fleet services; truck mechanical services; 24-hour commercial roadside assistance; and retread tire manufacturing. For more information, visit



Amy Cameron, 800-724-3506,

1200 900 McCarthy Tire Service
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