(2013-11-24 10:51 AM)
I delivered the Bend Bulletin, npewpaesr to Les and his wife Dorothy when I was a young man. I went to school with his Daughter, Margie and worked with his son, Harlan in his giant tire shop back in 1972. My brother and I unloaded truck trailers of anti-freeze and we also unloaded train boxcars of tires in the summer for Les Schwab Tires while we were in school. I even rode around one day in Les' jeep with Les, my dad, brother and another man and his son and called it deer hunting on a ranch that Les bought from my Grandfather. He jokingly told my dad at the end of that day that he and I were going to deliver my npewpaesrs in his jeep. When I quit working for Les Schwab Tires in 1973, my last paycheck was turned over to the Les Schwab store where I had an account. I called Les at home that night to voice my concern over not having my paycheck to pay my obligations and he told me not to worry about it. The next day, That Les Schwab store called me and my pay was returned. Les did not have to do that for me, but he took the time out of his busy day to take care of my concerns. I doubt that either Les or Dorothy would know me today, but my prayers are with them in their painful rememberance of their two lost children. This is a family that, in spite of their wealth, has been desimated with the tragic deaths of both of their children. Money did not change this family. Les is one of the nicest and honest people you would ever want to meet and he did business that way. What I have been reading here about Les Schwab Tires is the absolute truth. You can't find a better company to buy your tires from. When you buy tires from Les Schwab Tires, you are rewarding honest business practices. I have never seen Margie's children, but I known Harlan's wife and it is my belief that she has raise them to mirror the Les Schwab way, so I have every confidence that the company will remain the great company that it is today. Buy tires from some other store? I wouldn't for half the price. I am a loyal Les Schwab customer.