By RODNEY D. BOAM
O’Reilly Auto Parts is building a store between Radio Shack and Family Dollar to add to their 25 stores already in Idaho. As of March 31, the company had 4,216 stores and they have plans to continue growing.
“We like to set goals, meet them, set new goals and so on,” Mark Merz said. “The single biggest thing that sets us apart from other auto part companies is our commitment to a high level of customer service,” he said from the corporate office in Springfield, Mo.
“We have knowledgeable people, we like team members who like cars and like to talk about them.”
The Preston store should open in July, and be part of their goal to build 200 stores in 2014. Last year they built 190 stores.
“We give a great product to customers all across the country,” said Merz, director of external reporting and investor relations. “A new store will typically have eight to 10 team members and as the store grows we will need more drivers and parts professionals.”
O’Reilly Auto Parts, started in 1957, intends to be a major supplier of auto parts in market areas by offering goods to retail customers, professional installers and jobbers. They tout the best combination of price and quality, provided with the highest possible service level, their corporate website stated.
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