PIRTEK Chattanooga is open to provide onsite hydraulic hose service for a variety of industries, including industrial, construction and equipment rental. Owner Matthew Gary previously worked in two Atlanta-area PIRTEK locations before opening the mobile-only location near the Tennessee/Georgia border.
The addition of PIRTEK Chattanooga brings the total of PIRTEK locations to 89 across the country.
"This is a great location for us, about halfway between Atlanta and Nashville,” said Matthew Gary, owner of the new PIRTEK. “The population here is close to 180,000 and there are a lot of manufacturing and distribution centers in the area. Good opportunities for us to serve these businesses.”
PIRTEK specializes in hydraulic and industrial hose service through its locations across the country. Team members are also available 24/7 to provide onsite repairs to hydraulic and industrial hoses, thanks to the company’s specially equipped Mobile Service Vehicles. PIRTEK has more than 400 franchise locations in 23 countries around the world.
The new location is part of PIRTEK USA’s mobile-only Tier 2 program. Under the Tier 2 option, business owners can start a franchise at a lower initial cost. Typically, a Tier 2 franchisee will keep the inventory in a small warehouse or storage facility and lease two vehicles. The standard Tier 1 model requires a franchisee to have a full Service & Supply Center staffed with six team members and at least two Mobile Service Vehicles. Tier 2 owners are expected to advance to a Tier 1 location in three years.
Mr. Gary began his career with PIRTEK Red Oak in Atlanta, where he worked as a tech for six years. In 2018, he opened his own Tier 2 location: PIRTEK Cartersville in Acworth, Ga.
“Working at Red Oak and then opening up Cartersville has really provided me with a good background to make this effort succeed,” Mr. Gary said. “We’re expecting to do very well here and serve a wide variety of customers.”
Among the many companies with manufacturing and distribution centers in Chattanooga are Amazon.com, BASF and DuPont. Vulcan Materials has a quarry there and Volkswagen opened its Chattanooga Assembly Plant in 2011.
“There’s more than enough industry here to drive our success,” Mr. Gary said.