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Owner Manager

Phone: (780) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Ontario, Canada
Fountain Tire Ltd.
1006 - 103A Street SW, Suite 301
Edmonton, Alberta T6W 2P6
Canada

Company Description: On September 24, 1987, Fountain Tire sold a 49% interest of its business to Goodyear Canada; a move that was a first for the industry, yet has ultimately proven to...   more
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Says Darcy Hunter, manager ...
www.thunderwolveshockey.com, 24 July 2006 [cached]
Says Darcy Hunter, manager of Fountain Tire Thunder Bay: "We enjoy supporting the Foundation because we know they provide essential services to families across the region, services that are not available anywhere else.At the same time, we wanted to raise the money in a way that would be fun, and would get people excited about the campaign.I think we found the perfect audience in the fans of the Thunderwolves - no other team in the OUA comes close to the level of attendance for a game played on home ice!"
Hunter is hoping to get more local and regional business involved for the 2006-2007 season, and invites anyone who is interested to contact the Foundation for more information.: "It was a great feeling to attend the games and cheer on our local boys, knowing that the better they perform, the more money we raise for the Foundation.
The new 25,000-square-foot full-service ...
www.nob.on.ca, 24 April 2007 [cached]
The new 25,000-square-foot full-service commercial centre is set to go up on Fort William Road at the corner of Burbidge Street, Fountain Tire manager Darcy Hunter says.Construction will begin as soon as plans are approved by the city.Fountain Tire, with over 140 stores from Thunder Bay westward, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.To mark the occasion the company is building the commercial centre which will incorporate the services of its two current Thunder Bay locations - a tire store on Bay Street and a tire retread station on Gore Street - and expand to offer mechanical and alignment services for passenger vehicles and light- and heavy-duty trucks.The new facility will also have an on-site warehouse, Hunter adds.Presently staff are forced to make several trips each day to a separate warehousing spot.Hunter, who came to Thunder Bay last year specifically to plan and oversee the project, says staff and customers alike are excited for the project to begin.Even contractors are eager for construction to start."I already have a list of contractors who are willing to jump right in on the contract," he says."I've had at least eight people submit applications to do the work."Fountain Tire recently purchased a two-hectare lot from Auto Auctions, a used car dealership, for the commercial centre.The property is already zoned heavy industrial, but Hunter says there are still a few details that need to be worked out with the city, such as landscaping."The city says it wants to help get things going quickly," he says."If I'm in by the fall I'll be pretty happy."Construction, he says, will likely take six months or less, and aside from the jobs the construction phase will create, the company plans to hire another seven people to staff the bigger facility."We'll more or less double the number of employees we had in February of (2000)," he says."There are 13 people working at the two locations right now."Hunter is confident Fountain Tire will see a jump in business once the new store opens.The current Bay Street store is difficult for transport trucks to access, and therefore trucking companies are forced to take their business elsewhere, he adds."I don't blame those people who go somewhere else" because we're not easily accessible, he says."Certainly, from my point of view, I would be frustrated too."We're trying to do a commercial business out of a retail location.We've actually had to fix tires on the street.We've had to call the police and have them block off traffic so we could fix tires."Fountain Tire also has four mobile units that do work off site for customers who are unable to bring their equipment or vehicles to the store.The new commercial centre, however, will be easily accessible and it will have 11 drive-through bays that can accommodate an entire transport truck, including the trailer, Hunter says.That feature was particularly appealing to businesses that were consulted when the building was being designed.Hunter says nearly 40 per cent of Fountain Tire's business comes from the forestry and mining sectors, but notes the company "handles everything from wheel barrels to forklifts.
Thunderwolves Hockey - News - Fountain Tire, Musselwhite Mines, and Wolves Score for George Jeffrey Foundation!
www.thunderwolveshockey.com, 10 May 2007 [cached]
Fountain Tire Thunder Bay Manager Darcy Hunter said his company is proud to be a partner in such a worthy cause.
Says Darcy Hunter, manager ...
www.thunderwolveshockey.com, 24 July 2006 [cached]
Says Darcy Hunter, manager of Fountain Tire Thunder Bay: "We enjoy supporting the Foundation because we know they provide essential services to families across the region, services that are not available anywhere else. At the same time, we wanted to raise the money in a way that would be fun, and would get people excited about the campaign. I think we found the perfect audience in the fans of the Thunderwolves - no other team in the OUA comes close to the level of attendance for a game played on home ice!"
Hunter is hoping to get more local and regional business involved for the 2006-2007 season, and invites anyone who is interested to contact the Foundation for more information.: "It was a great feeling to attend the games and cheer on our local boys, knowing that the better they perform, the more money we raise for the Foundation.
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
www.chroniclejournal.com, 1 Oct 2003 [cached]
"It allows us to serve the customer the way they deserve to be served," Fountain Tire owner Darcy Hunter said.
It all began about four years ago for the 42-year-old businessman from Alberta, when he took over a Goodyear Tire centre on Bay Street.
The 4,800-square-foot shop that serviced only tires had 14 workers who braved summers without airconditioning.
It was also too small for larger commercial trucks.
"I got to appreciate the patience of our customers because of the inadequacies (customers) put up with," Hunter said.
To help alleviate the situation, he took over a Good Year Certified Auto Centre on Memorial Avenue about a year later.
The full-fledged service shop that worked on everything from tire changes to engine tune-ups added 6,700 square feet and five workers to his Fountain Tire family.
"The only problem was we could only handle some vehicle problems at the Bay Street location," Hunter said."They had to send them to Memorial to finish them off."
Unhappy with the arrangement of the two existing shops, he plunked down more than $200,000 to fold them over into one grand location on Central Avenue.
"We are now a one stop shop for any fleet or person," Hunter said of the new 24,000-square-foot location that started July 1.
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It expects to earn $6 million in sales revenue this year alone, helping Hunter achieve his long-term goal of retiring a rich man.
"That's the intention," he said.
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