Business and Professional
February 23, 2017
Ocala, Fla. Local entrepreneur and RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels (RNR) of Ocala owner, Steve Sutton, was recently recognized at the RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheel's national conference as the distinguished recipient of the company's most prestigious award Franchisee of the Year.
Surrounded by fellow RNR owners at the franchise's national conference in Tampa last month, Steve Sutton was recognized for embodying the very best the company has to offer. Sutton has demonstrated his ability to operate his location with a dedicated mindset and adhere to the company's high values. The Franchisee of the Year award is granted to the top ranked franchise for the highest increase over the previous year and is determined by several key metrics measured by RNR including number of installations, customer count and total revenue. In continuation of recognized success, RNR of Ocala's store manager, Kyle Parman, was also recognized at this years' national conference taking home the title of Manager of the Year.
With nearly 40 years' experience in the rent-to-own sector, industry veteran, Steve Sutton decided to invest in an RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels. What started as a traditional rent-to-own business selling furniture, TVs and appliances, gradually transpired into a tire and wheel company. With the help of his brother, Larry Sutton, Steve identified a growing consumer need within an underserved market and decided to place a higher company focus on passenger tires; re-branding his furniture and appliance store into a RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels back in 2013.
"I am honored to be awarded RNR's Franchisee of the Year award because it signifies all of the hard work and dedication of our excellent crew and loyal customers," said Steve. "As we continue momentum into 2017, we are committed to serving our local Ocala community by providing reliable tires and wheels through our unmatched customer service and convenient, pay-as-you-go leasing prices."
RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels of Ocala is part of a national franchise network of almost 100 locations and has carved out a unique niche in the tire and wheel industry. With its convenient, no hassle payment plans that fit each client's budget, RNR offers and professionally installs high quality tires and custom wheels to a growing underserved market. RNR has established a business model that allows clients to pay off name brand tires and wheels on a weekly or monthly plan that is affordable to them.
For more information contact RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels of Ocala at 352-620-2211 or www.rnrwheels.com.
About RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels:
RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels is a national franchise retailer of quality tires and custom wheels offered with convenient, no credit hassle payment plans designed to fit each client's unique budgets. Established in 2000 by rent-to-own veteran, Larry Sutton, RNR has grown to almost 100 locations in 22 states. The brand recently ranked as the No. 1 category leader for tires & wheels in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2017 Franchise 500 list and took home two spots on Tire Business' 2015 Annual Report coming in at No. 15 for total revenue and No. 18 for total locations. RNR Tire Express & Custom Wheels is seeking qualified multi-unit franchisees to expand even further nationally with prime markets available throughout the country. For more information about RNR, or to inquire about franchise opportunities, visit www.rnrfranchise.com.