October 13, 2006 15:43 ET

1-800 Radiator Expands to Katy, Texas

New Franchise Is the Eighth 1-800 Radiator Location in Texas

KATY, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- 1-800 Radiator increased their stake in the Texan automotive industry this week with the opening of their eighth Texas location. The outlet, located in Katy, is managed by local brothers, Ron and Scott Jones.

Since the start of their franchise program two years ago 1-800 Radiator has worked closely with entrepreneurs like the Joneses to open up new territories and expand their services. Thus far 1-800 Radiator has over 80 locations across the country. By the end of this year, the company expects to open at least 50 more stores. This growth is facilitated by the franchisees and 1-800 Radiator's unique services. The company's signature same-day delivery, lifetime warranty and the dedication of the franchisees, have helped 1-800 Radiator to become the nation's largest independent distributor of automotive cooling accessories.

1-800 Radiator franchisees come from many different professional backgrounds. Ron Jones worked as a service manager in Ford stores for thirty years, gaining an in depth knowledge of the auto industry and cars. The company supplemented this with additional training dealing with the ins and outs of the radiator industry, tips for growing the business, and the workings of the computer systems that will manage and track his inventory and sales. The franchisees have access to an inventory of over 83,000 parts; the computer systems ensure that any of these parts can be made available, quickly to any customer. It was also during this training that the Joneses became acquainted with 1-800 Radiator's franchise support staff and began preparing for his big opening.

For some time Ron and Scott have been visiting auto shops and introducing themselves. Like many of 1-800 Radiator's franchisees, they put a heavy focus on customer service. Visiting the customers and getting to know them is an important part of this. By offering such personalized service, and 1-800 Radiator's product and prices, they hope to offer their customers the best possible buying experience. Ron and Scott Jones' 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on October 9, 2006.

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 through their online outlet,, and through franchise locations across the country. To their franchisees, 1-800 Radiator provides unprecedented technological and practical support.

If you'd like to know more about 1-800 Radiator, or to schedule an interview with Ted Rippey, Director of Franchising call Emily Doppe at (707) 747-7400 ext. 5216 or email her at

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Emily Doppe
    (707) 747-7400
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