Why Don Owen Tire?

April 3rd, 2017

At Don Owen Tire, we’ve seen a lot of change in the automotive world in the last 30 years. Yes, that’s how long we’ve been in business.

We opened our doors way back in 1986, with Don himself and his wife Carole establishing Don Owen Tire Service, Inc. at 620 West Olive St in Bloomington. Don was 45 at the time but already had 23 years in the tire industry under his belt, at both the commercial and retail sales/service levels. We had a modest little business at first, with just one service bay on a side street close to the railroad tracks. Between ’86 and ’95, our operation grew to over 30,000 square feet, expanding from a one-bay shop to 17 bays! Our little 10,000 square foot space where we started is now the Truck Tire Service Center, and Robert Owen, Suzanne and Jamie Schwoerer are serving as managers of the Olive Street location.

In the mid-90s, Don Owen leased a ten-bay Firestone service facility at 1502 E Empire i ...[more]

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