QUALITY, BRAND INTEGRITY
Since 1952, Les Schwab has worked to set a higher standard in the tire industry, striving for the personal service of a neighbor down the street. Today, the company operates 442 locations across eight western states. When Les Schwab planned 72 new sites in California, Oregon and Colorado, it engaged Howard S. Wright as the general contractor. The owner’s top priorities: keep construction on schedule, and maintain a uniform look and quality to preserve brand integrity at every store.
ONE MAJOR PROVIDER, ONE PHONE NUMBER TO CALL
As planning got underway, Howard S. Wright was introduced to the Building Solutions team at CRH. CRH works closely with general contractors to understand their needs and connect contractors into the wealth of products and product experts within CRH. Howard S. Wright was intrigued by the idea of having one major provider for all stores as he wanted greater product consistency, less risk, simplified procurement and one phone number to call.
EXPEDITING CONSTRUCTION BY 3 WEEKS PER STORE
On each store, a direct relationship with CRH helped keep projects on schedule and shaves three weeks off total construction time. The owner, Les Schwab, benefits from earlier store openings. And Howard S. Wright estimates it saved hundreds of man-hours on project management, enabling the contractor to be more competitive.