Auto Zone

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Name of person featured: Paul Rigard

Occupation: Part-time parts sales manager at Auto Zone/ Full-time damage controlman for the U.S. Navy

Address: 1100 Armory Drive, Franklin

Phone number of business: 569-0571

Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Web address:

Nature of Business: Auto parts

Manager: Kevin Gene Stringfellow/ store manager

Year Founded: Franklin store was founded on April 29, 1997

Number of employees: Seven

How’s business going: Busy

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: Our parts are honored at any Auto Zone store nationwide. You won’t find that with our competition.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We go the extra mile to help our customers with all their automotive needs.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Set your goals and don’t let anything stop you from achieving them.

Your first job: Auto detailer

Your role model (in business or in life generally) and why: My father

The key to a successful business is: Treat every customer like your only customer.