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​McCarthy Tire Service Acquires P.J. Dooling Tire Company

August, 2017

Wilkes-Barre, PA… McCarthy Tire Service, the sixth largest commercial tire dealer in the United States, has purchased P.J. Dooling Tire Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company specializes in industrial and off-the-road (OTR) tire sales and service, with a special expertise in foam filling and pressing.

“I am looking forward to working with the Dooling Team,” said John D. McCarthy Jr., president of McCarthy Tire Service. “This acquisition is a great addition to our existing footprint. The Dooling family exhibits many of the same ‘service the customer’ philosophies that we have, so we believe it will be a seamless transition for their customers.”

Dooling Tire’s tire sales and service operations will be merged into McCarthy Tire’s current commercial location in nearby Trainer, Pennsylvania. Twelve employees, including brothers Greg and Paul Dooling, will join McCarthy Tire Service.

The Dooling brothers noted, “We are excited to continue our 110-year family tradition as part of McCarthy Tire Service.”

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

McCarthy Tire Service, in business since 1926, is the sixth largest independent commercial tire dealership in North America with 2016 commercial-related sales of $301 million. It is also ranked as the eighth largest independent retreader of light truck and medium duty truck tires, and one of the top 50 retail tire dealers in the country.

McCarthy Tire Service is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated commercial tire business based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1926 and celebrating 90 years in business, the company is the sixth largest commercial tire dealer in North America with operations serving the commercial, industrial, off-the-road (OTR), intermodal, and retail sectors of the transportation industry. McCarthy Tire operates more than 50 locations along the East Coast, including eight Bandag retread plants. It offers tire sales and service, fleet services, heavy duty truck mechanical services, 24-hour commercial roadside assistance, wheel reconditioning and retread services for commercial fleets, as well as automotive services. For more information, visit