Newsoms Tire and Service Center

Published 8:39 am Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Name of Business: Newsoms Tire and Service Center

Address: 22196 General Thomas Highway, Newsoms

Phone Number: 757-654-6091

Operating Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Nature of Business: Auto repair, new and used tire sales, tractor tire repair, oil changes and a soon-to-be state inspection station.

Owner: Brian Hale

Year Founded: 2009

Number of Employees: Three.

How’s Business: Slow to start, but picking up.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We take care of everybody’s car as if it were our own. We are a full-service machine shop. Starting on June 1, we will carry U-Haul rental trucks.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We offer personalized service in a family friendly environment.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Make sure you have plenty of savings to help you get started and keep you going through the slower times.

Your first job: Car lot attendant for my dad.

Your role model: My Dad. He has taught me the meaning of hard work.

The key to a successful business is: Customer service, fair pricing, friendly environment and pricing.