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GB Auto Service Acquires Tate Boys Tire & Service, Oklahoma’s Second-Largest Independent Tire Dealer

Transaction Marks Latest GB Auto Expansion, Following August Acquisition of Arizona-based Sun Devil Auto and Sun Auto Service


GB Auto Service, Inc., a portfolio company of Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P., today announces the expansion of its brand into Oklahoma, with the acquisition of Tate Boys Tire & Service.


The transaction positions GB Auto as sixth largest independent tire and automotive service company in the United States.


Founded in 1988, Tate Boys Tire & Service currently operates seven shops in northeast Oklahoma, serving customers through two locations in Bartlesville, as well as stores in Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Skiatook, and South Tulsa.


“For more than 30 years, Tate Boys Tire & Service has built a powerful brand known for professionalism and community service,” said GB Auto Service CEO Frank Kneller. “Within Northeast Oklahoma, they have established a culture that emphasizes unconditional commitment to exceptional customer service. This aligns perfectly with the uncompromising standards we set at GB Auto.”


Tate Boys President Craig Tate further commented: “Our team is really looking forward to combining forces with the GB auto family. The accomplishments we’ve achieved over more than three decades of success will surely add tremendous value to the GB Auto portfolio.”


The addition of Tate Boys Tire & Service marks the latest expansion of the GB Auto brand, following the August acquisition of Phoenix-based Sun Devil Auto and Sun Auto Service. The acquisition also expands the geographic reach of the company, which owns brands in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and now Oklahoma.


About GB Auto Service

GB Auto Service, Inc. is a premier provider of vehicle maintenance, repair, and tire replacement serving multiple markets including San Diego and the Inland Empire (CA), Las Vegas (NV), Phoenix and Tucson (AZ), Dallas, Austin, and Houston (TX) and Tulsa (OK). GB Auto continues to expand its presence throughout the United States and is entertaining acquisition discussions with operators who wish to preserve their companies’ legacies while leveraging the benefits of shared resources and technology to grow their businesses.