Aaron and Alex Telle continue the Telle tradition of building lasting relationships with its customers, by staying on the breaking edge of automotive technology and enhancing the company’s customer service experience.
2009: Aaron Telle becomes President of Telle Tire & Auto Centers.
2010: Aaron Telle officially takes over as the fourth-generation owner of Telle Tire & Auto Centers.
2011: Third-generation owner Scott Telle joins his father, Chuck Telle, in the Missouri Tire Dealers Hall of Fame. To increase service offerings within St. Louis, in May 2011, Telle Tire & Auto Service expanded operations to a second location in Sunset Hills on South Lindbergh Boulevard.
2015: Aaron begins to lead what will be many years of extensive growth through acquisition, expanding Telle Tire & Auto Service into Alton, IL and into Fenton, MO.
2016: Telle Tire & Auto Service expands into South County. Aaron was highlighted as a young leader in the industry in Missouri Tire Dealer’s On the Rise which led to distinguished opportunity to meet with Bruce Halle, Chairman & Founder of Discount Tire, the following year.
2017: Continued growth led to re-branding to capture the attention of a broader market and updates the company name for the first time in company history, from Telle Tire & Auto Service to Telle Tire & Auto Centers, capturing multi-store locations understanding along with an updated logo. Further, branding with new slogan of Driving Your Way and new website rollout. A dozen vehicles were purchased and wrapped in the company advertising to offer customer’s top of the line complimentary loaner service and valet service. An additional acquisition extends footprint into St. Charles, MO.
2018: In a year of prolific growth, Telle Tire & Auto Centers adds locations in Bridgeton, the Central West End, Jefferson City, and Eureka. The Jefferson City acquisition marks the first expansion outside of the greater St. Louis area market.
2019: Telle Tire & Auto Centers was recognized in the St. Louis Business Journal as the 24th Fastest Growing Company in St. Louis in addition to being named a recipient of the Family Business Award. Telle Tire was also identified as a 2019 Tire Business’ Top 6 National Finalist for Best Places to Work.
2020: Telle Tire & Auto Centers acquired KC Complete Auto Service, which includes five locations. This marks the first multi-store acquisition and the first expansion into the Kansas City market. Telle Tire was identified as the 67th largest Tire Dealer in National Publication Tire Business and ranked 36th Fastest Growing Company in St. Louis in the St. Louis Business Journal. An additional St. Louis acquisition in South County extends footprint in the St. Louis Area bringing total store count to sixteen.
2021: Telle Tire & Auto Centers acquired JBC Tire Complete Auto Care, including two store locations and expansion into the Springfield market. Telle Tire was recognized as one of four finalist for the The Top Shop Award which recognizes the extraordinary independent tire dealers whose business practices reflect the utmost in quality, innovation, service excellence and professionalism, and whose team members work to ensure that customers return to their dealership with confidence and trust — time and time again,” says Mary DellaValle, Tire Review editor. “We salute the past and future Top Shop winners and finalists who embody these guiding principles for success as a daily course of action.” Telle Tire & Auto Centers has 19 locations throughout the state of Missouri and 135 associates.