SOURCE: 1-800 RADIATOR

April 16, 2007 13:00 ET

1-800 Radiator Opens Their Tenth Florida Outlet

Local Businessman Brings 1-800 Radiator to Southwest Florida

FT MYERS, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- This Monday, local businessman Phil Jackson opened Florida's tenth 1-800 Radiator outlet. From his new 1-800 Radiator of SW Florida distribution center, customers throughout SW Florida will receive "same-day" delivery of high-quality automotive radiators and cooling components. The distribution center will serve repair shops, collision centers, automobile dealerships, retail auto parts stores and individual car owners in Ft. Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Labelle, Clewiston, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and other cities throughout SW Florida. Retail "do-it-yourself" customers will be reached via Yellow Page ads, the Internet, and by calling 1-800 Radiator.

1-800 Radiator made their mark on the auto parts industry by delivering brand new radiators to the auto shops and do-it-yourselfers that replace them. They set themselves apart from similar services by delivering many of these radiators within several hours and guaranteeing each part for life. 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. By teaming up with entrepreneurs like Phil Jackson, 1-800 Radiator has more than doubled its distribution centers and territories.

Phil Jackson comes to 1-800 Radiator with many years of automotive manufacturing experience and ten years of prior business ownership. In 2000, Jackson relocated his business to Southwest Florida. "By focusing on our customers' needs, we have learned how to deliver products and services in a manner that often exceeds our customers' expectations," Jackson said. "We are going to take these same values and performance levels to all of our 1-800 Radiator Customers." Phil is responsible for all facets of the business, however, he will concentrate on sales and marketing while the operations manager, Susan Hovey, manages the day-to-day operations of Customer Service and Distribution Operations. Jackson and Hovey bring same-day delivery, high-quality products, lifetime warranty and competitive prices to much of Southwest Florida.

Phil Jackson's 1-800 Radiator distribution center opened today, Monday, April 16, 2007. The warehouse is located at 2242 Hemingway Drive in Ft. Myers and can be reached by calling (239) 466-1020 in Lee County and (239) 514-3000 in Collier County.

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, www.radiator.com, 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 franchising director, please call Joseph Spohn at (866) 780-9392 or contact him via email at franchisesales@1800radiator.com.

Contact Information

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