In 1928, at the age of 22, Mike opened a Sinclair Service Station on the corner of Kingshighway and Shaw. After seven years owning and operating the King-Shaw Super Station, Mike took a big risk and sold the station in order to start Community Tire Company. At its inception in 1935, Community Tire sold new and used tires, batteries, and had one mold for repairing used tires.
From its humble beginnings, Community Tire Co. continues to grow and expand. We recently moved into a new, state of the art facility (our fourth such expansion) and have made major investments in equipment to expand and improve the consistency of our product offering.
Today, second and third generation Michaels operate the business and, like their father and grandfather before, can be found daily on the plant floor. While much has changed in the 70 plus years since our founding, Community Tire Retreading remains committed to the ideals of hard work and ingenuity established by Mike when he first started patching tires.
Owned by Mike’s youngest son Phil, and his son Andy, our sister company, Community Wholesale Tire, has grown into one of the largest new tire distributors in the Midwest. For information, please visit them at www.communitytire.com.