March 28, 2007 13:50 ET

1-800 Radiator Franchise Outlet Opened in Dothan

Local Family Own and Operate Dothan's Radiator Distribution Hub

DOTHAN, AL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- Recently, Mike Gillespie opened Alabama's third 1-800 Radiator outlet. The franchise is located in Dothan and will serve Dothan and other cities in the Wiregrass region of Alabama. Mike Gillespie, his wife, Andy, and their son Matt Lucas will manage the warehouse.

There are over 120 1-800 Radiator locations across the United States. Each of these outlets is a specialized distribution center for radiators and cooling components managed by a local owner. These local owners provide customers with radiators delivered directly to their doorsteps, at competitive pricing and within a couple of hours. In addition to low prices and a speedy delivery, customers have access to 1-800 Radiator's lifetime parts and labor warranty. This warranty is backed by the individual franchisee and by 1-800 Radiator's nationwide organization.

Mike Gillespie has lived in the Dothan area for nearly a decade. His long residence in the area gives Gillespie a distinct advantage as a franchise owner and a vested interest in the community. Gillespie's initial plans for the franchise include personally visiting auto body and repair shops in the territory to maximize customer service and get to know his clientele. With 1-800 Radiator, Mike Gillespie's intense concentration on customer service is supported by over 120 other warehouses and 1-800 Radiator's immense buying power and inventory. 1-800 Radiator of Dothan mixes the personalized service that only a locally owned, family business can offer with the low prices and consistent quality associated with a national distributor.

The Gillespie's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened in Dothan on Monday, March 19, 2007. The warehouse is located at 3105 Westgate Parkway in Dothan and can be reached by phone at (334) 702-0561.

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 a franchise director please call Joseph Spohn at (866) 780-9392 or contact him via email at

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Joseph Spohn
    (866) 780-9392
    Email Contact