SOURCE: 1800 Radiator

November 16, 2006 16:31 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Warehouse in Tidewater, Virginia

Tidewater Location Is the Fifth 1-800 Radiator Location in Virginia

TIDEWATER, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 16, 2006 -- Last week auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator officially opened their Tidewater outlet for business. The owners of the Tidewater location are Larry and Allison Carlson. The Carlsons bring the nation's largest radiator inventory and same-day delivery to Tidewater and the surrounding areas.

The basic service 1-800 Radiator provides is the delivery of brand new radiators to the homes and businesses of their customers. They have distinguished themselves from similar services by delivering many of these radiators within a few hours and guaranteeing each part sold for life. It is this business model that has enabled the company to become the nation's largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories, with 100 warehouses spanning 38 states. Each 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse and a protected territory. Because these territories are proprietary there are only 250 franchises available in the United States. The company expects to award all of these locations within the next two years.

Larry and Allison Carlson have been entrepreneurs for over fifteen years, operating several businesses. Larry is an expert mechanic, Allison has a background in sales and customer relations. They bring a strong business history to their franchise and put an emphasis on customer service and speedy delivery. "Customer satisfaction is our number one focus," says Allison, adding, "We want to keep mechanics working, and not waiting around for a radiator to show up." In addition to this experience and commitment to service 1-800 Radiator provided the Carlsons with comprehensive training on the ins and outs of the radiator industry, access to the largest cooling component inventory in the nation, and strong corporate support. The combination of the comprehensive service franchisees like the Carlsons promise to their customers and 1-800 Radiator's backing and resources creates a unique buying experience for 1-800 Radiator's customers. As of last Monday this company's unique services are available in Tidewater.

Larry and Allison Carlson's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business Last Monday, November 6, 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 doorsteps 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 ext. 5216
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