May 11, 2007 18:09 ET

Local Family Opens 1-800 Radiator Outlet in Bluegrass

Richard Peek, Joy Peek and Their Son, Brad, Bring a New Standard of Service to the Quad Cities

BLUEGRASS, IA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 11, 2007 -- On April 30th, Richard and Joy Peek launched 1-800 Radiator of Quad Cities. Richard and Joy offer same-day delivery of radiators and cooling components in Clinton, Muscatine, the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.

Even before 1-800 Radiator began franchising in 2004 they made their mark on the auto parts industry delivering brand new radiators to the auto shops and do-it-yourselfers that replace them. 1-800 Radiator distinguished themselves from other distribution companies by delivering many of these parts within several hours and guaranteeing each radiator for life. Since the start of their franchise program, 1-800 Radiator has become the nation's largest independent direct distributor of cooling accessories. Each 1-800 Radiator franchise consists of a warehouse and a protected territory for each locally owned 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.

Richard and Joy Peek have been self employed for fifteen years. They understand the mechanics of operating their own business and intend to put the focus on customer service. As long time residents of the Quad Cities area, the Peeks have an insider's view of the industry. "We understand that the shops need high quality parts delivered quickly, and at good prices. We intend to do just that," says Richard Peek. In addition to his wife, Peek is joined by his son Brad, and Jodi Ineichen. Brad will be visiting shops and introducing 1-800 Radiator's services to the owners. Jodi will handle inside sales and be the primary contact for customers on the phone and in the warehouse. Richard and Joy's younger children, Alex and Andrew, are excited to join in the family business as well. They hope to help by preparing the bags of candy that are tucked into every 1-800 Radiator box.

Richard Peek's 1-800 Radiator outlet opened on Monday, April 30, 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 a franchising director, please call Joseph Spohn at (866) 780-9392 or contact him via email at

Contact Information

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