February 19, 2007 20:09 ET

Thirty-Year Veteran of the Automotive Industry Opens 1-800 Radiator Outlet

Jeff DelGreco's 1-800 Radiator Franchise Will Serve Racine and the Surrounding Areas

RACINE, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 19, 2007 -- Last week national auto parts distributor 1-800 Radiator joined forces with Jeff DelGreco to open their third Wisconsin Franchise. The outlet, located in Sturtevant, is owned by DelGreco, a thirty-year veteran of the automotive industry and a resident of Pleasant Prairie. 1-800 Radiator has nearly 150 outlets across the country and is the nation's largest independent auto parts distributor.

1-800 Radiator delivers high quality cooling components directly to the car owners and auto shop managers that replace them. Since 1-800 Radiator began franchising in 2004 they have opened over 100 independently owned locations. An experienced local businessman, such as Jeff DelGreco, manages each of these. By working with these entrepreneurs 1-800 Radiator has been able to expand exponentially without sacrificing a high standard of customer service. With the opening of Jeff DelGreco's 1-800 Radiator warehouse this standard of service is available to customers in the Racine area.

DelGreco started in the automotive industry as a technician and eventually became an independent tire dealer with three locations and thirty-five employees. He brings this expertise and an intense interest in the community to his 1-800 Radiator franchise. His experience operating auto repair shops has given DelGreco an insider's view of what shops need from a distributor. In the first months after opening his business DelGreco plans to visit local auto shops and repair centers and introduce himself. "My commitment," DelGreco states, "is to service them quickly and efficiently. I want to call them my 'family' of customers".

Jeff DelGreco opened his franchise 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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