February 19, 2007 20:12 ET

Chicago Area Family Opens 1-800 Radiator Franchise in Hillside

Auto Parts Retailer Brings Fast Delivery Times and Low Prices to Chicago Area

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 19, 2007 -- 1-800 Radiator strengthened their position in Illinois' automotive industry last week when Steve Boucher opened the fourth 1-800 Radiator location in the state. Boucher is a local businessman with over 25 years' experience working with customers in the Chicago area. Through his franchise Steve hopes to bring a "Customer Comes First" mindset to the Chicago auto parts market.

1-800 Radiator works closely with automotive shops and individual mechanics to provide them with high quality radiators and cooling components delivered directly to the doors of their auto shops or homes. They provide these parts at low prices and with a lifetime warranty. In the vicinity of their nearly 150 locations across the United States, customers are able to get these parts within only a couple hours of placing their order. Now, through Steve Boucher's 1-800 Radiator outlet, this speedy, same-day service is available to customers in Oak Park, Hillside, and the surrounding suburbs of Chicago.

Within the first 90 days of doing business Steve Boucher hopes to personally visit many of the auto shops that his 1-800 Radiator outlet will serve. Boucher plans to speak to his clients face-to-face. "We want to gain their trust, and ask each potential customer to give us a chance," he states. His years of experience in the Chicago market will serve him well in this endeavor. Boucher's son will also be involved in the franchise, making it a true family business.

With Steve Boucher, 1-800 Radiator is able to bring their extensive inventory and buying power to customers in the areas surrounding Chicago through a locally owned family business. Boucher's focus on customer service is backed by 1-800 Radiator's national organization and strong technical support; the result is a pleasant and worry free buying experience for individuals and auto shop owners in the Chicago area.

Steve Boucher's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on Monday, February 12, 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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