Nevil Tire has just built a new state-of-the-art facility and relocated the store to 173 Jimps Road, which is just off Highway 301 South at the Gateway Industrial Park.
Last year, owner Trey Baird sold the former Nevil Tire building to Bulloch Telephone. According to General Manager John Scott, Bulloch Telephone acquired the building, which is located directly across the street from Bulloch Telephone’s office on Northside Drive, to allow for future expansion. At this time, Bulloch Telephone has not finalized plans for the use of the property and building.
Nevil Tire’s new facility is smaller and designed so they can operate more quickly and efficiently than in their former location. Ricky Pearson continues to be one of the first people you see when you walk in the door of the new Nevil Tire along with a team of more than 10 employees that moved with them to their new location.
At the new location, they continue to offer all major brands of tires for cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, tractors and industrial equipment. Their roadside assistance truck continues to respond around the clock for tire repair and service wherever you need it.
Nevil Tire was founded in 1988 by Mack Nevil who grew it into one of the largest auto service centers in the area. Eight years ago, Mack passed away leaving his staff and family to run the business. The business has continued to grow and serve the needs of Bulloch and surrounding counties.
In 2015, Portal native Trey Baird purchased Nevil Tire. Baird, a graduate of GSU, is serving as the managing member of the corporation. He has spent his career in banking until this investment opportunity.
“Of course we were familiar with Nevil Tire and its great reputation in the community. I was looking to make a change from banking full-time, when I acquired Nevil Tire,” Baird said. “After acquiring the business and entered into the operation day to day, I discovered opportunities to grow the business and make our operations more efficient. This led us to make the decision to build a new facility closer to the interstate.”
With the continued growth of the industrial park and the expansion of the new industrial park, the new location seems like a great match. Nevil remains one of the few operations in town that services large commercial vehicles from tractors and tractor-trailers to cars and trucks.
The new facility will position Nevil Tire for continued growth in the commercial and agricultural sectors.