RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express is excited to introduce their brand to Kansas City. In early 2015, Kansas City will be getting their first RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express location. New franchisees, Jason and Howard Barton, are a father-son team and new to the wheel and tire industry. Coming from a construction background, with some retail experience as well, these two decided to try something new in a field they both were interested. They’ve got a long love of cars, and they’re looking forward to getting to know this industry better. They’ve not yet decided on a specific location in the Kansas City metro area, but Jason will be hands on in operating their franchise.
The Bartons’ experience with RNR so far has been “first class,” according to Jason. “From talking to other franchisees to dealing with corporate, the whole organization has been really supportive. They’ve really bent over backward to help us get started. We love the attitude at RNR, and we’re looking forward to being a part of this team,” he added. RNR started franchising in 2003, and currently has 11 franchisees, 60 franchise locations, 10 corporate-owned locations and stores scattered across 20 states (with several more under construction).
Jason and Howard will be starting with this one location, and they hope to eventually expand throughout the Kansas City metro area. “Right now, we’re trying to focus on this first location, and we’re learning everything we can to make it successful; and if all goes well, we’d love to open more RNR locations.”
Larry Sutton, Founder and President of RNR Custom Wheels and Tire Express had this to say: “We’re excited to be moving into the Kansas City area, and Howard and Jason are going to do a great job with us! They’re hard workers, they’re enthusiastic and they’re going to do really well with their location. We think Kansas City will embrace this brand, and Howard and Jason are the perfect people to introduce the RNR way to the area.”