July 10, 2006 12:23 ET

1-800 Radiator's Cleveland Location Comes Under Local Ownership

New Owner, Cleveland Native Domenic Iammarino, Will Focus on Personalized Service and Customer Relations

CLEVELAND, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Auto Parts Distributor 1-800 Radiator fully transfers ownership of their Cleveland Franchise to Cleveland native Domenic Iammarino. 1-800 Radiator currently has 80 locations. The company plans to convert the majority of their corporate locations to franchise outlets under the management of other entrepreneurs like Iammarino.

1-800 Radiator's basic service provides brand new radiators to the auto repair shops and do-it-yourselfers that replace them. By adding unique features to this basic model, such as a lifetime warranty on every part and a same-day doorstep delivery, 1-800 Radiator has become the largest independent distributor of automotive cooling accessories in the nation. The installation of their franchise program in 2004 further facilitated the company's growth. Since local owners are able to comprehensively monitor and serve their territory, the franchise program results in improved service for the company's wholesale and retail customers.

Domenic Iammarino comes into franchise ownership with over twenty years experience in sales and marketing. His job titles have ranged from Sales Representative to Vice President. In these positions Iammarino observed business management and strategy from all levels and developed a commitment to customer service. "The common ingredient I've found in all my companies," Iammarino states, "is that the relationship between the customer and provider of goods determines the success of the business." As a business owner, Iammarino plans to concentrate on building productive business relations with his clientele and serving customers in his hometown.

Through 1-800 Radiator Iammarino has access to an inventory of over 83,000 parts, computer systems that manage his inventory, and the assistance of the company's franchise support department. Iammarino says, "My partnership with 1-800 Radiator, as a franchisee, lets me focus on my customers rather than the logistics, mechanics and systems needed to run a small to medium business." The 1-800 Radiator franchise system allows customers to buy parts at big-business low prices, while benefiting from the personal attention of local owners with a vested interest in serving their community.

Domenic Iammarino's 1-800 Radiator outlet is open for business today.

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 franchises 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 Ted Rippey at (707) 580-4548 or email him at

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Emily Doppe
    (707) 747-7400 ext. 5216
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