From The Driveway

In 1981 Paul Thomas, realizing the need for a commercial tire market, left a management position to pursue a dream of owning his own business.  Paul, along with his wife Sandra, started Thomas Tire in the driveway of their family’s home.  Having a customer-first mindset, Paul grew his dream over the years to become one of the area’s largest independently owned tire companies.  Paul believed in integrity, innovation, efficiency and community involvement and that with hard work and faith in God, anything is possible.

To The Highway

Today, J.P. Thomas & Co., Inc. is a vertically integrated company in the tire, automotive, wheel and after-market parts industry. We have gone from the driveway to the highway, selling not only throughout North Carolina, but to all 50 states as well.  As we continue to thrive and adapt to an ever-changing marketplace, we respect and preserve our foundation while renewing for the future.  At Thomas Tire & Automotive we still believe in providing excellent customer service and quality products at a fair price.  We believe our fellow employees are an extension of our family and we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the communities that we are in.  

Our Mission

We strive to build long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our customers by providing top-quality products and services.  Using a solution-based sales approach, we seek to create value for customers.  We distinguish ourselves from competitors through integrity, innovation, efficiency and community involvement.