At my tire shop, we’re focused on creating a memorable experience for our customers today, but the Kenwood Tire story started in 1963.
Ken Wood, a post-war entrepreneur, got tired of selling tires from the back of his truck and started looking for somewhere to install tires. He bought a piece of land and the ex-West Bridgewater Public Library, which was due to be demolished.
He bought the historic building, built in the 1850s for $1, but it needed to be moved.
December 28, 1962, was moving day – Students, business people, and other curious onlookers lined the Rt.104 as the building slowly made its way, about 1/2 mile, to its new location at the corner of South Main and Ash Streets in West Bridgewater.
As you can see, we’re not your average tire store.
Ken Wood showed me the tire business, but more importantly taught me customer service; he always believed in “treating customers as he would want to be treated” and almost 60 years later that’s how we roll!
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