VIP Tires & Service To Open Vermont Location
October 2, 2018 — VIP Tires & Service announced that it is expanding its geographic footprint and opening its first store in Vermont. The company is acquiring an existing store located at 300 Essex Road in Williston, Vermont. It will be VIP’s 58th store in Northern New England. Currently, VIP has 19 locations in New Hampshire, three locations in Massachusetts and 35 locations in Maine.
“Expanding to Vermont and opening a store in the Greater Burlington area has been in our strategic plan for a while,” said Tim Winkeler, president and chief operating officer, VIP Tires & Service. “We knew this was the right location for VIP because it is a large population center that is close to our primary auto parts provider and the company that warehouses our tires, making servicing our customers easier and efficient.”
The deal on the 9,000-square-foot, eight-bay location was finalized last week, and VIP will begin operations on Oct. 2, 2018. The company plans to renovate its new location in the spring of 2019. T
"VIP has several stores along the New Hampshire northern border and we are very excited to open our first store in Vermont," said John Quirk, owner of VIP, a 93-year old family-owned business, and chairman of the board.
The eight employees at the location have been hired by VIP Tires & Service. Nick Sirois will continue in his role as store manager. VIP plans to add at least one Master ASE Technician to the existing team, providing customers the ability to have all their automotive work done at one location.
All VIP Tire & Service locations, including the new Williston location, offer full-service automotive repair, maintenance and tire shop offering everything from brake repair, preventative maintenance, muffler and exhaust repair, multi-point vehicle inspections, wheel alignments, state inspections and oil changes.
In Aug. 2018, VIP Tires & Service opened a new store in West Lebanon, N.H.