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History of Modica Bros.
In 1963, J.C. Modica was attending Lamar University on a full track scholarship. When deciding what to do with his future after college, he relied on his knowledge and experience in helping his father in managing gas stations. He decided to use a closed down cafe in front of his parents truck stop on College Street in Beaumont to sell tires. Having some familiarity tending to his father’s gas stations, he decided to open J.C.’s Tire Supply.
Since he was on a full scholarship and living at home, he was able to save up most of the money he made. He saved $10,000.00 (comparable to $85,000.00 today). After finishing college and joining the Army Reserve, J.C. returned home to operate his business.
When some land behind his daddy’s 11th Street gas station became available to purchase, J.C. asked his daddy about buying it. He asked if he could use the money he had saved up and have help to finance a note on the property. His daddy agreed. In 1970, J.C., along with his older brother Tommy and younger brother Sammy, built the first Modica Brothers Store on the corner of Washington Blvd and 11th Street in Beaumont, Texas. The older tire store owners in town started calling J.C. “The Kid”, as he was young and had the newest tire store in town.
Since “The Kid” arrived on the scene, he has managed to continue to grow and serve many surrounding communities. He has since lost both of his brothers, but J.C. continues to own and operate Modica Brothers today. When you ask him what the key to success is, he will humbly tell you God above, money management, hard work, and hiring the best employees!
Modica Bros. Tire Center
has come a long way from its beginnings to be the top auto repair and service shop in Texas. When we first started out, it was a passion for a better tire buying and auto repair experience, which drove us to develop the model of Modica Bros. Tire Center and gave us the conviction to turn hard work and inspiration into to a booming tire and auto repair provider. We now serve customers all over TX and are thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
Modica Bros. was established in 1970 and has grown from that one location to ten locations throughout Southeast Texas to service your automotive needs. We do more than just tires. We are a full service shop with ASE certified mechanics who are able to service today’s automobiles. See our service pages to learn more about what services we offer. Our Mission Statement is grounded in an old fashioned work ethic.
Modica Brothers Tire and Wheel Centers is committed to our Customers, Employees, and our Community; to provide Quality Products and Services, Fairly priced, with a long-term desire to serve our Customers with Reliability and Integrity.
We hope you enjoy our services as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Sincerely,Modica Bros. Tire Center
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