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The big 3-0
Matlock Tire marks 30 years


Matlock Tire is celebrating 30 years serving the Farragut area.

“Our Farragut customers are the reasons the we’ve been able to be here 30 years,” Matlock Tire manager Tim Williams said.

“We’ve been blessed to be here that long.

“There have been a lot of other businesses to come and go,” he added.

Matlock Tire has been at its current location, near the intersection of Kingston Pike and Lovell Road, since 1995.

Matlock first opened down the Pike in 1980, then moved to the Lovell-Kingston Pike intersection, but across the street, where Walgreens is now.

“When we first moved here, there was the Lone Star Texaco and the A&P behind where Walgreens was, and that was about it,” Williams said.


“It was lots of farmers and lots of bigger properties. ... I think it was one red light down at Concord Road,” he added.

Williams said Farragut has changed a lot in the past 30 years.

“There’s been a vast expanse of growth. It’s changed dramatically,” Williams said.

“And it can only get better with growth yet to come,” he added.

Williams said the town of Farragut had done a great job of encouraging community-mindedness in its development.

“Farragut had intentions of having a strong community base, and they’ve really developed it very well. It’s a success to see the intention of community-minded growth,” Williams said.

Williams said that Matlock Tire has only been successful because of its loyal customer base.

“They’re our friends and customers, and we appreciate the opportunity we’ve had to serve them for 30 years,” Williams said.

In fact, he said he was beginning to see third generation customers.

“If it wasn’t age going along with it, I could forego that one,” Williams joked.

“We appreciate the loyalty of the community,” he said.

Matlock Tire, in addition to fixing vehicle tires, performs scheduled and preventative maintenance to vehicles, as well as general repairs.

“It’s a gamut of things,” Williams said.

Matlock Tire, 10730 Kingston Pike, is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays. The business is closed Sundays.

The business will have an open house beginning at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14.

For more information, call 865-966-0425.

 

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