Briggs & Sons Tire Rolls On as Black’s Tire & Auto Service
May 26th, 2007
WHITEVILLE, NC – The similarities are uncanny. Two family businesses. Two stories that began with a small gas station and a big commitment to exceptional service that led to remarkable success. Today, these two family businesses are one. Black’s Tire & Auto Service has acquired Briggs & Sons Tire. And with this acquisition, Black’s now operates 31 locations throughout the eastern Carolinas, including tire and service centers, as well as retread plants and wholesale and warehouse facilities.
Ricky Benton began his business in 1975, when he leased a service station in Cerro Gordo from Crowell Black (owner of Black’s Tire Service) and operated the business with his wife, Dianne. In 1981, Black recognized Benton’s potential and asked him to manage the Black’s Tire store in Whiteville. In the decades that followed, under Ricky Benton’s management, Black’s Tire grew from a single store ...