2015 TireBusiness.com Magazines Rankings Announced: “LWG 23 Largest Group in the U.S. in 2015”

Announcement: Feb 15, 2016 Release

TireBusiness.com magazine has come out with its annual U.S. Tire store chain rankings report. For the second year in a row LWG has been in the top 25 largest groups in the United States.

LWG has placed as the 23rd largest group of tire retail stores in 2015 and 18th largest retail volume sales in 2015, with over a 15% tire mixture.

“We as a organization are very excited to be in the top 25 for the second year in a row. These rankings highlight the fragmentation that truly is present in the after-market auto retail sector in the United States, and also the massive amount of consolidation that we are seeing, and I think we will continue to see.


It is a honor to be the 23rd largest group of tire retail stores in the U.S. and the 18th largest volume producer in the after-market in 2015.


We as a organization take pride in seeing LWG climb into the top 20 in 2016.”


Judd Kyle Shader, (CEO/Board of Directors)




Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

New Director Level Position Announced

Announcement: Jan 11, 2016 Release

LWG is excited to announce the hiring of a new Director level position in charge of a newly created specialized department of Inventory Management.

LWG announces J McElroy as its new Director of National Inventory Management.

“We are very excited about the addition. J will bring a wealth of knowledge to the team and will be in charge of overseeing all aspect of inventory management across all three of our brands and ten states throughout the US that we currently operate in.”


Kathy Bray (Senior VP of Operation Solutions).

Mr. McElroy will be based out of LWG corp offices in Greenwood Village, CO and will direct report to Ms. Bray.




Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

Two New Colorado Big O Tire Locations Acquired

Announcement: October 1, 2015 Release

LWG has acquired two new Big O Tire locations, as of October 1, 2016. Effective immediately LWG has taken over principle ownership and management of Big O Tires “Castle Pines, CO”, and Big O Tires “Arvada, CO (64th St)”.

We are very excited about these two new Big O Tires locations. This will be Big O Tire store number eight and Big O Tire store number nine in the State of Colorado for us. Also Big O Castle Pines is my home town store.


I have driven by that location for nine years wanting to be apart of it, and very proud to say we have made that happen. Very excited to be operating in my home neighborhood with this location.


Both locations will be great additions to the LWG Family.


Jeffrey Genuario (Chief Operating Officer/Board of Directors Member)

Castle Pines will be open daily from 7am to 7pm Monday-Saturday, Sunday 10am to 4pm

Arvada will be open daily from 7am to 7pm Monday-Saturday

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Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

Brand New Big O Tire Location Opening!

Announcement: September 15, 2015 Release

LWG has purchased the Meineke Auto Service location on 6th Ave and Chambers in Aurora Colorado.

This location under LWG will be rebranded to the Big O Tires brand, with a grand opening expected on September 1, 2015.

Anytime we can take a competitor out of a market it is a win. We are very excited about this new location. We felt this was a underserviced retail tire area in the Denver Metro Market and are excited about brining the level of customer service expected along with the brand Big O Tires to this area.


Jeffrey Genuario (Chief Operating Officer/Board of Directors Member)

This location will offer the full brand of Big O Tire product along with, full auto repair services.


Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

New Connecticut Midas Location!

Announcement: August 1, 2015 Release

LWG is proud to announce store number four in the State of Connecticut.

LWG has acquired the Midas franchise rights to the Midas location in Fairfield, CT. Effective immediately, LWG has taken over management and control of the location going forward.

“I could not personally be more excited about this location. We have targeted the Connecticut market for growth from day one and when this deal was put on my desk, I got very excited.


I am most excited for our amazing regional team out of Connecticut led by Matt Lee. Matt leads one of the best teams in the country and this location will be a great platform for Matts region and team to grow.”


Judd Kyle Shader (Chief Executive Officer/Board of Directors Member)

The Midas Fairfield, CT location will be open from 7am to 6pm Monday-Saturday.


Hanna Jerge (Marketing Manager)