February 07, 2007 17:46 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Eleventh Texas Franchise

Kingsland Location Will Serve the Texas Hill Country

KINGSLAND, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 -- This Monday rapidly expanding auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator officially opened their eleventh Texas outlet for business. The owner of the Kingsland auto part store is local businessman Joel Cowman. His 1-800 Radiator warehouse will serve customers in the Hill Country.

1-800 Radiator's basic service is the delivery of brand new radiators to the auto shops and do-it-yourselfers that replace them. Their same-day service, doorstep delivery and lifetime warranty set them apart from other distributors. This innovative business model has enabled them to become the nation's largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories, and 1-800 Radiator has grown from a three million dollar company to a company with over $64 million in revenue. Each 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse and a protected territory for each franchisee. 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 three years.

Their franchise program enables customers to access 1-800 Radiator's wide selection, and competitive pricing through local outlets owned by local businessmen. Joel Cowman's initial plans for the territory include intense concentration on service, particularly focusing on building relationships with his wholesale clientele. Already Cowman is visiting the auto shops that make up his clientele to introduce himself and his new business. Through their franchise, customers in Kingsland and the surrounding areas have access to 1-800 Radiators low prices, warranty and buying power with the high standard of service of a locally owned family business.

Joel Cowman's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on Monday, February 5, 2007.

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 ext. 5216
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