Born in 1917 in Bend, Oregon, Les Schwab came from humble beginnings. He was a self-made man and believed in old-fashioned hard work. Les built his business from one store to hundreds of locations across the western states, making Les Schwab one of the largest independent tire businesses in the United States.
He didn't do it alone. Les valued partnership he was married for over 70 years after all and provided his employees with training and opportunities to grow and succeed, both financially and personally. Les believed in treating customers like family.
Although Les passed away in 2007, his vision remains at the core of the company's culture: give people more for their money...reward employees for their expertise and hard work...earn people's trust and everyone benefits. Today, the 7,000+ employees of Les Schwab Tire Centers are proud to carry on this legacy.