B & H Tire owner Tim Hollett

B&H Tire a family tradition

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Rick Stiebelthe chronicle

It’s been 60 years since Rex Hollett launched  B & H Tire, a family business that has seen three generations serve Chemainus and the surrounding area with much more than tires and tire repairs.

The business has been at the same location on the Trans-Canada Highway since Day 1, continuing with the traditions Hollett instilled in his family.

His son, Tim Hollett, who has been involved with the business for the past 40 years, said even the 60th anniversary celebrations include the importance of giving back.

“Dad served as the longest-serving mayor of North Cowichan, the president of the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club,” Hollett said. “He always put the community first and taught us the importance of giving back as many ways as you can.”

Toward that end, B & H Tire put on a barbecue as part of its 60th anniversary celebration last Thursday and Friday, with all proceeds donated to the Chemainus Harvest House food bank.

The business has been longtime supporters of the Rotary Club, youth and sports organizations, the She Devils hockey team and youth programs.

“We support as many local causes as we can, as well as swim clubs, hockey teams and individuals who need a hand,” Hollett said. “There’s probably too many to list.”

B & H Tire repairs and sells passenger, light truck tires and medium industrial truck tires. They also do brakes, oil changes, wheel alignments and service.

“Just about anything to do with tires,” Hollett noted. They also have two service vehicles to handle roadside service 24 hours a day, he added.

His son, Justin, and nephew, Nathan – the third generation – work at the family business as well.

“It’s good to know the company will be in good hands as we transition into the future,” Hollett said.

For more information, please visit b&htirechemainus.ca, or call 250-246-4731. For roadside service after regular hours, call 250-246-7145.


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