Our story starts way back in 1929 when we first opened our doors as Dunlap & Kyle to serve the wholesale tire industry and our community by bringing our hometown, personal approach to a trade where customer service wasn’t always a priority. In an industry where quality and service are often lost in the shuffle of trying to cut costs and protect profits, some might call us oddballs for taking such an approach to quality and service, but we’re OK with that. Even in today’s fast paced world, we think the personal touch makes all the difference.
In 1972 we decided to bring those same qualities to the retail tire and auto servicing industry under the banner of Gateway Tire and Service Centers. We launched our first retail shop in Batesville, Mississippi, and as expected, our fair, honest approach to customer service and community minded values were a hit, and we quickly expanded into Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio.
When expanding into new locations, through outreach and programs like Gateway Gives Back, we do everything we can to positively affect the lives of our customers and employees while striving to become pillars in each and every community that we enter.
A lot of things have changed since those early days, but some things have stayed the same. In this modern world with so much connectedness but so few real connections, you can always count on Gateway Tire and Service Centers to be the fair, honest company, and the trusted friend that we’ve been for over 80 years.