Virginia Tire & Auto Named One of the Top Multi-Generational, Family-Owned Businesses by the Washington Business Journal
Family-owned and Operated Automotive Maintenance Provider Recognized for Innovation, Ethics and Philanthropy
(Fairfax, VA – March 17, 2016) – Virginia Tire & Auto (www.vatire.com), the Fairfax-based leading full-service provider of automotive maintenance, repair and tire services, is pleased to announce it has been named one of the top multi-generational, family-owned businesses in the Washington, DC, metro region by the Washington Business Journal.
Winners of the inaugural award are recognized for their overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy.
“Virginia Tire & Auto is honored to be recognized as one of the top family-owned businesses,” said Julie Holmes, Virginia Tire & Auto, president. “My father started Virginia Tire & Auto more than 40 years ago standing on a promise to deliver exceptional customer service and dedicated, quality care. Today we continue to honor that promise. Our customers rely on our commitment to car care at our 12 locations and we are even providing that same dedicated car care commitment to second generation customers too.”
Virginia Tire & Auto is a family by birth and marriage and a family by design. Myron Boncarosky, the founder, created this familial environment because he fully believes that taking care of the employees and offering a rewarding career is one of the responsibilities of owning a business. Even as the company grew to over 400 employees he knew every one of them, knew their personal stories and served as a paternal figure to many young Northern Virginians who worked for him through the years.
This commitment to family continued even as Julie and her husband Mike assumed the leadership of the company. This past year Virginia Tire & Auto celebrated the 33 employees who have been with Virginia Tire & Auto for 15 or more years at a Years of Service Dinner. Virginia Tire & Auto creates careers and programs designed to give the predominantly hourly workforce careers and advancement opportunities.
Julie continued to say, “We are 100% focused on growing our people—offering them opportunities, promotions and a work-home for decades. And it shows as family pairings (combinations of fathers and sons, mothers and sons, brothers and sisters) are a regular occurrence at Virginia Tire & Auto.”
Currently, there are twenty family pairings or forty family members among the Virginia Tire & Auto ranks.
Virginia Tire & Auto and all the 2016 Honorees were recognized at an event on March 17 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.