O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., a leading retailer in the automotive aftermarket, celebrated the opening of its 4,000th store, located in Tampa, FL, by hosting a day-long celebration of philanthropy, community and customers, on Jan. 19.
The community event began with the Tampa Chamber of Commerce overseeing a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony. O’Reilly also presented a charitable donation to the Ronald McDonald House. In addition, O’Reilly senior management hosted a customer appreciation cookout for lunch, a Dollar Stretching Deals sales event, and O’Reilly’s motorsports truck and trailer display, which includes a racing simulator.
“It is a testament to our Team Members’ commitment to our customer service culture that, ten years ago we operated less than 1,000 stores, and today we are opening our 4,000th store,” commented Greg Henslee, President and CEO. “This milestone is a reflection of our growth strategy, and we are excited to continue this growth in Florida with the opening of a distribution center in Lakeland, in early 2014, which will support our existing and future Florida stores.”