Auto Repair and Tire Service in Florida
Since 1985, Vannoy’s Tires has been serving the Pensacola area, providing superior service and treating each and every customer like family. Now with 5 convenient locations, the Vannoy family offers not only tire and wheel services, but other automotive services such as brakes and computer alignments, shocks and struts and minor auto maintenance.
MAKING RUBBER MEET THE ROAD... WITH VANNOY’S
One way or another every motorist has contact with automobile or truck tires. As proof, note that in Escambia County, Florida, alone there are more than 115,000 registered vehicles, and for all, the rubber meets the road. In Northwest Florida no tire-related business name is better known and respected than VANNOY. The family business’s story is a quarter-century long, and as co-founder Gordon Vannoy testified, “...in that one industry a great deal has happened in that short time.”
Into 2009 the Vannoy firm operated from five locations, and in a time when many motorists were making dollars stretch, the replacement tire and service business was the Vannoy enterprise, which was begun by brothers Gordon and Charley in 1985, and had witnessed numerous changes in tire technology and in the value of the products. For the more than fifty men and women who served under the Vannoy banner in ‘09, the success and survival had come in part because of philosophy.
“From day one we tried to make every customer a customer for life,” Gordon said. “Tires themselves are a commodity item. The way they’re sold, and the way drivers are helped to gain maximum value...well...that’s what we tried to do from the beginning. Not long ago we had our employees wear large orange buttons with three letters, WIT. People asked: ‘What’s that mean?’ The answer was: WHATEVER IT TAKES. We’ve always believed that to be a good philosophy.”