Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., America's largest Jiffy Lube Franchisee, has announced its expansion in the New York market with its acquisition of 12 locations in the Long Island area. In February, the company completed the purchase of the locations from Suffolk Lube Centers, Inc., which owned and managed the Jiffy Lube locations.
"Last year at this time, New York became a powerful new market for us as we expanded into the area with our first Jiffy Lube locations," said Brett Ponton, Chief Executive Officer at Jiffy Lube Heartland. "Now, one year later, we're pleased to be expanding with a dozen new locations – doubling our footprint in the New York area."
The new Heartland Jiffy Lube locations in New York are located in: Selden, Riverhead, Port Jefferson Station, Huntington, Patchogue, Commack, Farmingdale, Saint James, Shirley, Huntington Station, Deer Park and Rocky Point.
All of the employees across the newly acquired stores were invited to remain in their current positions following the acquisition. In many instances, Heartland brings new health care insurance and retirement benefits to employees not previously available to them.
This acquisition is part of an aggressive acquisition strategy the company embarked on in 2011, including areas in New York, Texas and both coasts -- growing its total number of locations nationwide by more than 16 percent. The acquisition strategy is continuing in 2012, starting with this addition of 12 locations in New York.
"Our objective is to be trusted by consumers and recognized by our peers as the best place for quick, professional vehicle care within the neighborhoods we serve," said Ponton. "We strive to do this by exceeding every guest's expectation, on every visit, with consistent 'Signature Service' delivered through our committed organization of friendly, knowledgeable and professional teammates."