March 09, 2007 13:59 ET

National Auto Parts Distributor Comes to Daytona Beach

Locally Owned 1-800 Radiator Franchise Opened in Central Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 9, 2007 -- Ken Kimble, Chrissie Kimble and Jerry Janaro recently opened 1-800 Radiator's sixth Florida franchise. 1-800 Radiator is the nation's largest independent direct distributor of automotive cooling accessories. The outlet is located in Holly Hill, just outside of Daytona Beach. It will serve Holly Hill, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Deltona Palatka, Edgewater, and the surrounding cities.

1-800 Radiator delivers their parts to the automotive repair shops and do-it-yourselfers that they serve, usually within a few hours of the order. Unique features, such as doorstep delivery and a lifetime warranty on parts and labor, have allowed the company to grow from a small business, to one with over 64 million dollars in revenue. Two years ago 1-800 Radiator began franchising. Through the franchise program 1-800 Radiator offered entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their own small businesses. These entrepreneurs take an active interest in the territory. They enable 1-800 Radiator to uphold their high standard of service as they expand.

Ken Kimble has always been deeply interested in the automotive industry. He has a professional history in warehousing and retail sales. Kimble's wife, Chrissie, and her father, Jerry Janaro will be working with him. The Kimbles and Janaro are excited to "provide the local auto repair community with fast, friendly, family service."

Working with 1-800 Radiator the Kimbles and Janaro have access to a wider inventory than most distributors. The company's extraordinary buying power enables their franchisees to sell high quality and rare parts at low costs. Additionally, their customers can purchase these parts through a locally owned business with their interests at heart.

1-800 Radiator of Daytona Beach opened on Monday, February 26, 2007. The outlet is located at 1762 State Ave, Holly Hill. Customers may call (386) 615-1577.

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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