The Tri-City Transmission Story
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Back on March 20, 1972, the partnership of Leon Bouchy and Michael Young realized a dream with the grand opening of Tri-City Transmission Service. They knew their strong work ethic and ability to communicate with people would serve them well in their new positions as local business owners.
Leon and Mike rented four bays of a seven bay garage on North Hayden Road in Tempe, Arizona. It was behind the Gas-n-Go service station -- and you couldn't even see the front of our building from the street at that time! They were given their first stock order of parts on consignment and a $5,000 loan was secured with a handshake and a promise, using some used equipment as business assets.
Fortune smiled as Tri-City Transmission opened it's doors that first day. There were actually customers! In time, the business attracted fleet accounts such as SRP, APS, the U.S. Postal Office, and the Scottsdale Police. Leon and Mike worked long and hard -- and hundred hour weeks were common. The increased business prompted the hiring of their first employees and the renting the other three bays of the building.
Two of those employees are still with us today!
Growing With Our Customers
By 1977, they were looking for a larger facility and the adjoining property at 203 North Hayden Road went up for sale. With Hayden Road frontage, they had finally found the perfect site! The land was purchased and a 2700 square foot building was built to keep up with the ever-increasing customers of Tri-City. Doors opened December 20 1978.
Tri-City Transmission Today
Tri-City Transmission has now been in business for over thirty-four years. We have endured the flooding waters of the Salt River that washed out three bridges over a road that has been reconstructed at least five times. We have seen the construction of ASU Golf Course and the completion of the Town Lake. We now have been annexed into the city of Tempe and are part of a redevelopment project called Tempe Market Place. The redevelopment resulted in the relocation to our current 9000 square foot facility at 2005 E. Rio Salado Parkway.
Tri-City Transmission will continue our deep dedication to the community around us, providing the same personal service and honesty our customers have come to expect since we opened out first shop in 1972.
Tri-City Transmission is an Active Member of the Following Organizations:
- Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- Automotive Service Association (ASA)
- Automatic Transmission Rebuild Association (ATRA)