March 07, 2007 14:01 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Outlet Serving Milwaukee

Local Family Launches 1-800 Radiator's Fourth Wisconsin Location

MILWAUKEE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 7, 2007 -- This Monday local businessman Mark Kush opened the fourth 1-800 Radiator location in Wisconsin. The new outlet will serve the Milwaukee area, including West Bend, Watertown and Waukesha. Mark will operate the franchise with the help of his wife Jeanne and his nephew.

American auto shops and do-it-yourselfers replaced over six million radiators just last year. By delivering brand new parts to these customers within a couple of hours and at competitive pricing 1-800 Radiator has been able to dominate this market. The company has become the largest independent direct distributor in the nation. Franchisees like Mark Kush implement the 1-800 Radiator business model in their territories, bringing the company's delivery program and lifetime warranty to their communities. Since the start of their franchise program in 2004, 1-800 Radiator's growth has been exponentially accelerated through partnership with these individual businessmen to open new warehouses. Local owners bring a comprehensive knowledge of their communities and a strong dedication to customer service to new locations.

When asked about his initial plans for the territory, Mark responded, "We are going to start by offering quality products and fast, friendly service." Mark Kush has a twenty-year history working in sales. He knows the value of good customer service. To fortify this preexisting business knowledge 1-800 Radiator trained him on the radiator market, warehouse management, and how to use the company's computer systems. Now Kush is ready to bring his promise of excellent customer service, high quality parts, a lifetime warranty, and 1-800 Radiator's enormous buying power to Milwaukee.

Mark Kush's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened on Monday, March 5, 2007. The franchise is located at 3695 N. 126th St., Unit G in Brookfield. To place an order, customers may call (262) 781-8888.

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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