McCarthy Tire Service Acquires 16 locations from GCR Tires & Service

McCarthy Tire Service

McCarthy Tire Service Acquires 16 locations from GCR Tires & Service

McCarthy Tire Service announces that it has finalized the acquisition of thirteen GCR Tires & Service locations and three retread tire manufacturing plants from Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, Inc. All of the stores are now running under the McCarthy Tire Service name.

The acquisition expands McCarthy Tire’s service capabilities in the southeast. The new store locations fill in key market areas and enhance the company’s ability to quickly and efficiently serve its trucking, agricultural, and industrial customers.

The purchase includes service centers in three states:

  • Virginia – Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke.
  • North Carolina – Wilkesboro and Wilson.
  • South Carolina – Easley, Newberry, Spartanburg, and Summerville.

All of the locations are commercial tire service centers with fleet services, 24-hour roadside assistance, and tire sales and service for off-the-road/earthmover, agricultural, and industrial customers. The tire shops in Charlottesville and Roanoke also include complete car care centers, and the Roanoke store has a heavy-duty truck mechanical shop.

The acquisition includes three manufacturing plants in Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia, and Easley, South Carolina. The plants all operate on the Bandag retread system, ensuring a smooth integration with McCarthy Tire’s other seven Bandag plants.

The acquisition process was accomplished in three waves through the month of August to ensure a seamless transition for customers. A total of 170 associates were welcomed into the McCarthy Tire Service family. These included 10 store managers, three retread plant managers, credit analyst Dan Maddy, strategic account manager Jim Boldy, safety manager LaTasha Cummings, regional sales manager Jim Richards, and regional operations manager Eric Taylor.




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



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