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Kauffman Tire

Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts
HQ: Ellenwood, GA   |   500 - 1,000 employees  |  
Kauffman Tire operates Over 50 retail stores in Georgia and Florida; fourteen wholesale distribution centers in seven states; four commercial tire centers and one Bandag retreading facility in NE Ohio and the e-commerce site Tread Depot. Kauffman Tire offers daily delivery to customers out of all wholesale centers, with a fleet of approximately 150 vehicles. Kauffman Tire's thorough knowledge of passenger, light truck, medium truck, farm, specialty, OTR, industrial and commercial tires, and their network of retail stores and wholesale distribution centers, allow Kauffman Tire to respond efficiently and effectively to its customers' needs.

Kauffman Tire was founded in Wooster, Ohio by Harry and Eva Kauffman in 1936. In 1960, Harry's son, John, joined the company after graduation from Ohio State University. In 1968, John directed the first major expansion, opening the company's wholesale division. In 1969, Harry Kauffman retired and promoted John to president of Kauffman Tire. In 1975, John moved the company's headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, where it remains today.

In 1984, Mark, a third generation of Kauffmans', joined the business. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Mark Kauffman is in charge of the overall daily operations of the entire company. In 1991, Tom Money, John's son-in law, joined the organization to oversee the wholesale operations in Florida. In February 2000, began operations as Kauffman Tire's e-commerce internet site.

In early 2003, Kauffman Tire opened its new, state-of-the-art 175,000 square foot distribution center, corporate office facility and complete technical training center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kauffman Tire was founded on its commitment to customer service. More than eight-hundred dedicated associates continue to earn each customer's business with honest and dependable performance. With a history of integrity and reliability, Kauffman Tire continues as a family owned and operated business with John, Mark, Tom and all the team members ensuring that the over 75 years of commitment are experienced by every customer.
At Kauffman Tire, the well-being of our associates is a top priority. One of the most important core values is the belief in a quality balance of work and personal time for all associates. That is why Kauffman Tire stores are never open on Sundays, holidays or nights. Additionally, we value the health and financial stability of our associates and their families. To help our employees lead healthy, financially secure lives, Kauffman Tire provides a range of benefits, including: 
  • Two options for Medical/Health Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Plans
  • 401(K) Plan (with Discretionary Year-End Match)
  • Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Discounts on Products & Services
  • Paid Vacation
  • And More!
Welcome to Kauffman Tire. Kauffman Tire is more committed to our customers today than ever before. That's why we are constantly expanding our product selection, enhancing our services, and providing more ways for customers to access information and save money. Kauffman Tire's retail division has established itself based on well-trained technicians, excellent customer service and timely assistance.