October 27, 2006 18:28 ET

Local Entrepreneurs Open Utah's First 1-800 Radiator Franchise

Salt Lake City Outlet Is One of Four 1-800 Radiator Warehouses Opened Across the Country This Week

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- On Monday of this week auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator officially opened their first Utah outlet for business. The warehouse, located in Salt Lake City, is managed by local owner Chip Petersen. By teaming up with entrepreneurs like Petersen 1-800 Radiator continues to expand into new states and territories.

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. 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. Franchise businesses currently generate nearly fifty percent of retail sales in the United States. 1-800 Radiator has an increasingly large stake in this burgeoning industry.

Chip is excited to manage the 1-800 Radiator outlet in Salt Lake City and is currently visiting the autoshops and repair centers that make up his wholesale client base. He hopes to introduce himself to these customers and familiarize them with the services he offers. Through his 1-800 Radiator franchise Chip is offering shop owners and do-it-yourselfers in Salt Lake City access to 1-800 Radiator's low prices, warranty and buying power from a business that is locally owned and service-oriented.

Chip Petersen's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened last Monday, October 23, 2006.

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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