Tire Discounters, one of the largest independent tire and automotive service retailers in the nation, is working on the renovation of a downtown Cincinnati building to become its new headquarters.
An affiliate of Tire Discounters purchased the building at 200 W. Fourth St. from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation at the beginning of the year for $1.84 million. There, Tire Discounters plans to combine its operations from One East Fourth Street and Sharonville under one roof, making communication and collaboration easier.
“We’ve come a long way from our first store in a converted gas station to now having over 125 stores, two distribution centers and our soon-to-be new headquarters building in downtown Cincinnati,” said Chip Wood, founder and chairman of Tire Discounters. “I’m incredibly proud of what the Tire Discounters family has built over the last 43 years.”
Work on the building started in August even though Tire Discounters purchased the building in January. Existing leases in the building prohibited work from starting earlier.
To get a look at what Tire Discounters is planning for its new headquarters, click on the images above.
HGC Construction is the contractor on the renovation with SHP serving as the architect. John Timmerding, director of construction for Tire Discounters, said the company selected HGC Construction because of the firm’s experience with historical urban renovations.
“They’ve renovated several iconic Cincinnati buildings and with their commitment to safety, community and the client vision, were the perfect fit to adapt this historic building into a modern office environment,” Timmerding said.
He said SHP was selected for its track record of designing urban offices that meet “the functional needs and culture of their clients.”
The building, which was formerly home to the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, will include six floors of renovated space. Tire Discounters will also have room for additional expansion. The new design of the building will bring in more natural light and create a collaborative work environment on each floor.
Jamie Ward, president of Tire Discounters, said as the company continues to open more locations each year, the new headquarters will help the company accelerate its growth.
“The building designs enable collaboration and efficiency, so when you combine that with reuniting our offices under one roof, the productivity gains will be significant,” Ward said.
The building was originally completed in 1919. From before the 1930s to the late 1950s, the building was occupied by SP Nelson & Sons, an infant and children’s wear company.
Tire Discounters is expected to move into its new headquarters in mid-2020.
View inside of TD's new headquarters coming in 2020: