LWG’s Josh Kemmerer named Midas/ASE Tech of The Year

Announcement: Aug 22, 2016 Release

Midas International and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) are honoring Josh Kemmerer, of LWG’s King of Prussia, PA Midas location as Midas/ASE Technician of the Year.

Josh Kemmerer

From the age of 15, Josh has demonstrated passion and natural talent for electrical diagnostics. By the age of 18, he had already graduated with honors from the Automotive Training Center in Warminster, PA. He currently holds over 21 Ford MLR certifications along with 172 TBC University Certifications.

“It has been an honor to work for Midas and Leeds West Groups the past 4 years. Working for an organization that supports and encourages furthering my education has allowed me the challenge of being the best Master Tech I can possibly be.


Customers want the assurance that their mechanic knows what they’re doing. They want to be sure that their vehicle is going to be approached with the proper diagnosis and repair. I take pride in having the proper tools and knowledge to consistently better serve our customers.” – Josh Kemmerer

Josh was selected based on his high level of ASE Certifications and scores, recommendations from customers and his manager, as well as his commitment to his family and community. Josh will be receiving this honor in person by the ASE organization at their annual awards banquet this fall.

LWG Announces Board of Directors Addition – Brady Miller, CFA

Announcement: Jun 14, 2016 Release

Leeds West Groups is excited to announce the latest addition to the LWG Board of Directors, our Chief Financial Officer Brady Miller, CFA.

Brady provides a wealth of knowledge and experience with his diverse background in financing, advising and managing a variety of innovative and high growth enterprises.

“Effective today, June 14th, 2016 – Brady was voted on and added as a Board Member to the LWG Board, and I very much welcome him as a great addition to helping the board shape the vision of the LWG growth pattern.”


– Judd Shader, (CEO/Board of Directors Member)

Brady Miller

Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

Big O Tires – Chatfield joins the LWG Family as Store #54!

Announcement: Jun 6, 2016 Release

LWG announces it’s newest location in the Centennial State. On June 6th, 2016 LWG gained principal ownership and operational control of the Big O Tires location at 9875 W. Remington Pl. Littleton, CO 80128.

“We are incredibly excited about this location. Excited not only in the realm of growth, but to be able to service our customer base in a market we were currently under-serving, continuing to create synergy with our existing locations in the Denver Metro area.”

– Judd Shader (CEO & Board Member)

Chatfield Big O Tires will be LWG’s 10th Big O Tires location, 26th Colorado location, and 54th location Nationally.


Big O Chatfield

Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

New Midas Location in Colorado Brings LWG to Store Number 53!

Announcement: Feb 28, 2016 Release


LWG announces it’s newest location in the Centennial State. On February 28th, 2016 LWG will take principal ownership and operational control of the Midas & Speedee Oil location at 4466 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113.


“We are beyond excited to make the announcement that we are adding the newest store to the LWG family.


Shop number 53 will join the family today in Englewood, CO, right in the middle of our Colorado footprint.


It is a direct reflection of what is being built, the largest aftermarket franchise auto group in the United States, focused on customer service, process and taking care of the customer the right way every time, using our customer experience process 1-8 to build a beyond special brand.


A very big congratulations to everyone in the LWG family. Like always, this is a direct reflection of the company as a whole, what we are building, and where we are going.


Welcome store number 53 to the team.”


Judd Kyle Shader, (CEO/Board Member)


Midas on Broadway in Englewood, CO will be LWG 25th location in Colorado and 53 location Nationally.






Hanna Jerde (Marketing Manager)

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)