January 24, 2007 19:14 ET

Local Family Launches Their 1-800 Radiator Outlet in Portland

Doug, Joan, and Jordan Jenkins Make Customer Service a Family Affair

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 --This month saw the opening of 1-800 Radiator's second Oregon warehouse. The outlet, located in Portland, will be a true family operation operated by Doug and Joan Jenkins along with their son, Jordan. The Jenkins family makes 1-800 Radiator's same day service and extensive inventory of automotive cooling accessories available for the first time in Portland.

Each year more than six million car owners find themselves in need of a radiator replacement. 1-800 Radiator built their business model around these customers, delivering brand new radiators to them within a couple of hours, and at competitive pricing. This innovative business model has enabled them to become the nation's largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories, growing from a three million dollar company to a company with over $64 million in revenue. A 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 two years.

The Jenkins' initial plans for the territory include intense concentration on service, particularly focusing on building relationships with their wholesale clientele. Already Jordan Jenkins is visiting the auto shops that make up his clientele to introduce himself and his new business. Through their franchise, customers in Portland and the surrounding areas have access to 1-800 Radiator's low prices, warranty and buying power with the high standard of service of a locally owned family business.

The Jenkins' 1-800 Radiator outlet opened for business on Monday, January 8, 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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