Our Company History
Great traffic flow from the gas station helped the shop start out well. Business grew until Russ had re-obtained most of his old accounts. Many followed him from Roger's. At that point he hired two full time employees and I went on to open an antique shop.
The owner of the gas station wanted to put video games in the garage area. Russ moved his shop across the street into two bays of the Suzuki shop. Gradually business dropped off and Russ eventually had one part time person working for him.
I closed my antique shop in 1975 and went to work for Russ as a full time manager. We soon moved back across the street in the V-1 gas station. I ran the shop for Russ until a better job in construction opened. In 1978 Russ sold the shop to Monty and Joe Crawford.
They renamed it Monty's Tire Shop.
When construction work slowed down. I borrowed investment capital from my parents and bought Monty's Tire Shop. Renamed it Richard's Tire Shop. Working the shop by myself until success required that I hire employees.
In 1980 the V-1 gas station closed down and once again this business moved. From a modest 500 sq. ft. location to our present 2500 sq. ft. location diagonally across the street at 1707 So.Hill St. . The business continued its steady growth.
In 1984 with the starting of big mass merchandisers I saw the need to find a niche. I started our first road service truck. This is now about 1/3 of our business.
In 1990 the a small auto repair business next door moved out and I acquired the building and expanded into alignments and brakes. This has grown as well and represents another 1/3 of our business. We've expanded to 8 employees and of course my sons help out working at the shop.
In 1995 the city of
In April 2003, the tire shop portion of the business was sold to a larger tire wholesale corporation, and Richard maintained the road service portion under the name Richard's Mobile Tire Service. The old shop, now called "Coast Performance and Offroad" is located at the same old address of 1707 So.Coast Hwy. and the telephone number is (760) 433-5363. (Feel free to stop by any time and check out their facility and just visit, or get a free cup of coffee and some free air.) That shop is now called VT Auto Repair and Performance.
Richard's Mobile Tire Service does mostly 24
Hour emergency tire repair and replacement of commercial vehicles,
recreational vehicles and industrial vehicles, but can also do any size car,
truck or tractors. (No two-wheeled vehicles.)
E-Mail your comments to Richard at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard's Moblie Tire Service - Copyright © 1998
Website created by
Harry D. Varlie