Buy-here, pay-here franchise chain J.D. Byrider recently opened its fifth location in Missouri; the second one in the Show-Me State to join the network so far this year.
The new location is in Rolla at 2603 N. Bishop Ave. This store is the first J.D. Byrider store for local franchise owner Lawrence West.
This facility will be part of the West Family Motors family, which has a 60-year history of community involvement and has recently supported organizations such as the Rolla Cancer Gala Fundraiser, St. James Veterans Home, Phelps County School Parent Teacher Organization, and countless other local causes.
“For more than 27 years, J.D. Byrider has built its reputation on providing quality vehicles for those who have less than perfect credit,” West said. “We are excited to serve Rolla and the surrounding communities partnering with this great company.”
The new facility will offer four service bays for on-site maintenance and $9.99 oil changes. The dealership will initially employ 10 people with room to grow.
“Lawrence West is an exceptional operator and will serve our customers well in the Rolla, Mo., market,” said Tom Welter, vice president of franchising for J.D. Byrider. “He understands the value proposition as it relates to our business model and the customers he will serve.
“This is our second opening in Missouri this year for J.D. Byrider, previously opening Joplin in January,” Welter continued. “Our customers know and trust our brand and the West family is ready to serve their automotive needs in Rolla. We are thrilled to have Lawrence and his team on board.”
Along with Joplin and Rolla, J.D. Byrider also has Missouri franchise locations in Columbia, North Kansas City and Springfield.