Tunex on Top Gear: Cedar City Franchise is Best in the Nation for 2008

The Spectrum, Cedar City, UT

Cedar City – Based on gross sales, customer service, quality control and cost, the Cedar City Tunex, in one of the company’s smallest markets, was named as the best Tunex franchise in the nation for 2008.

Boyd Ennis, Tunex vice president, said he is impressed with the quality and numbers put forth by the Cedar City franchise, located at 1220 Sage Drive, especially since it is in the second smallest market. “They are competing against some big markets here, ” he said.

The Tunex Corporation was started in 1972 with the firs service center opening two years later in Murray in an effort to provide and recommend automobile services and repairs, according to the Web Site, www.tunex.com.

Steve Sillitoe, Cedar City Tunex owner, said although this is the first year his franchise has receivd an actual plaque for their efforts, they have been ranked as the highest in years past.

“We have been the top producer in the five out of seven years I have been here,” he said.

Sillitoe said he was excited to win the award, and knows it is based on the hard work of his employees and managing staff. “It’s based on good location, good management and good customer service,” he said. “It was a big deal to receive the plaque.”

Charles Flowers, manager for the Cedar City Tunex, said he was pleased to learn about the award and attributes it to community support. “Despite the economy, the locals have supported us quite well,” he said. “We have enjoyed the support of the community in our cause to keep the cars on the road.”

In light of the economy, the overall company is doing well, Ennis said. “People can’t afford new cars right now, so they have to make sure they are running in top shape,” he said. “We are in a good spot.”

As of October 2008, there were 27 Tunex franchise locations with seven more planned, according to the company’s Web site.