Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


September 7, 2012

O'Reilly open for business

Donates to Hospital Foundation

Greensburg — O'Reilly Auto Parts, a new addition to the Lincoln Street business district, hosted a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning courtesy of the Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, "officially" opening its doors to the public in grand fashion.

O'Reilly has been servicing customers since late July, but Wednesday's ribbon cutting served as the store's "Grand Opening."

The store presently employees eight individuals who collectively told the Daily News the business is primarily focused on customer service and satisfaction.

Abe Wisler, who lives in Columbus, has taken the reins as store manager, overseeing the business.

Wisler stated he was "really excited" about the prospect of managing his auto parts store in the Tree City and mentioned Greensburg has the potential for "a lot of growth."

"I think Greensburg is a great town," said Wisler, who previously served as store manager at the O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Rushville.

Mayor Gary Herbert represented the Tree City at the ribbon cutting and complimented the new business for choosing to set up shop in Greensburg.

"I think it's great," said the Mayor. "It's good for commerce Ñ just look at the jobs created here."

The Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce was represented by executive director Jeff Emsweller and members Lisa Tressler and Melissa Bruns. The three were happy to accept O'Reilly as a Chamber member, a new addition to a group that now includes more than 350 area businesses.

Hospital Foundation director David Fry and Decatur County Memorial Hospital board member Cleo Duncan were on hand to accept a check for $200, which is a traditional measure taken by O'Reilly when it opens a new store, according to district manager Greg Sims. Sims oversees 12 different O'Reilly locations throughout the state.

Fry was happy to accept the donation, noting, "It's always nice to have new businesses." He went on to describe the monetary gift as "fantastic."

Sims called Greensburg "a great market" in which to conduct business.

"We feel like we can be beneficial to the community and offer our services to them," said Sims.

Sims also emphasized his store's ability to expediently deliver hard-to-find auto parts, which, in some instances, can be delivered the same day a customer requests them.

Others on hand included commercial salesman Roger Marquardt, Motorsports Division marketing and advertising representative Rick Wilson, and store associates Cody Frazee and C.J. Root. The store also employs associates Dustin Baker, Tony Hubbard and Jordan Shipley.

Wisler and his crew told the Daily News their emphasis on customer satisfaction is the primary way O'Reilly attempts to set itself apart from its competitors.

"Customer service is number 1," said Wisler. "Taking care of the customer ... that's what it's all about."

O'Reilly Auto Parts is located at 1607 North Lincoln in Greensburg. The store can be reached by phone at 812-527-8100.

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056

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