Tidewater Fleet Supply Opens New Richmond Store, December 2017 - Tidewater Fleet Supply opened the doors to their new Richmond Showroom on December 11, 2017 after a combined effort between employees and Manufacturer's Representatives. The 17,000 square foot warehouse/storefront with easy access to I-95, allows us to better support our customers parts needs in the Greater Richmond Area. One customer stated, "Love the location and much better parking!"
The new location can be found at 9501 Burge Avenue, Richmond, VA 23237.
Tidewater Fleet Supply plans to have their Grand Opening celebration in May 2018.
Tidewater Fleet Supply Ranks No. 2960 on the 2017 Inc. 500|5000 with Three Year Sales Growth of 113% - Inc. magazine has recognized Tidewater Fleet Supply LLC ("TFS") on its 11th annual list of the nation's 5000 fastest growing private companies. TFS placed #2960 on the list with sales growth of 113% over the three year period from 2014 through 2016. This is TFS' fifth time on the list over the past ten years. Only seven percent of the companies recognized in 2017 have made the Inc. list five times.
TFS is a distributor of automotive, truck and heavy equipment components for the transportation industry with 13 locations spanning from Jacksonville, Florida to Richmond, Virginia. TFS is backed by Falcon Affiliates, an active investor providing capital and management expertise to growing enterprises. With a partnership approach, Falcon has a history of working with dynamic companies and entrepreneurs. Falcon has offices in Richmond, Virginia and Tampa, Florida.
Please direct inquiries to the company's CEO, Allan Parrott, at (757) 436-7679.
Customer Appreciation Event, June 23, 2016 - Tidewater Fleet Supply ("TFS") hosted their annual Customer Appreciation Event on board the Spirit of Norfolk. Every year, TFS invites 200 customers to this event to say "thank you" for your business.
TFS also awards the Rep of the Year at this event. This year's winner(s) was a tie! Congratulations to Mike Behney of Tectran and Brian Leary of Continental for your outstanding service and support.
Tidewater Fleet Supply Acquires TNT Parts, Inc., February 2016 - Tidewater Fleet Supply LLC ("TFS"), a distributor of automotive, truck and heavy equipment components, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, announced today that it has acquired TNT Parts, Inc. ("TNT"), a heavy duty truck and trailer parts distributor headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
TFS and TNT have complementary geographic footprints and product lines, as well as a shared focus on carrying high quality parts and providing excellent customer service. With the addition of the TNT locations, TFS will greatly expand its footprint throughout the southeastern United States. The combined companies will operate 10 warehouse locations in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton and Richmond, Virginia as well as Atlanta, Dublin, and Savannah, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jacksonville, Florida. All branch locations will offer a wide array of light, medium, and heavy duty truck and trailer parts to support its diverse customer base. The combined companies will continue to offer the highest level of customer service to provide customers with a 'one stop shop' for all fleet requirements.
Customer Appreciation Event, June 19, 2015 - Tidewater Fleet Supply held their 10th Annual Customer Appreciation Event on June 19, 2015. They began the evening with a VIP tent set up at the Norfolk Bayou Boogaloo for some pre-cruise entertainment, hosted by FestEvents, until it was time to board the Spirit of Norfolk for their dinner cruise. They had 200 guests on board the Spirit of Norfolk, who always delivers a delicious menu and some fun entertainment.
TFS also presented their Representative of the Year award to Ty Horton from Wix Filters. This event is made possible by the sponsorship of their Manufacturers.
United Way 2015 Campaign Finale, June 4, 2015 - Tidewater Fleet Supply received the Gold Trailblazer Award at the United Way 2015 Campaign Finale. Tidewater Fleet Supply's employees have achieved 100% participation in donating to United Way for the 10th consecutive year. "Thank you to all of our employees for caring and supporting such a great cause." - John Trant, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Tidewater Fleet Supply Sponsors Boys & Girls Clubs, March 12, 2015 - Tidewater Fleet Supply sponsored a table at the annual Youth of the Year Banquet Dinner on March 12th for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia. The event was held at the Waterside Marriott. Many participants with the Boys & Girls Club performed with such talent, singing and/or dancing. The dinner is held every year to recognize high school teen members of the Boys & Girls Clubs who are making good choices and doing good work in their schools and their communities.
Tidewater Fleet Supply's Grand Opening of New Norfolk Location, May 14, 2014 - Tidewater Fleet Supply had their Grand Opening event for their new Norfolk location at 3666 Progress Road in the Norfolk Industrial Park. TFS hosted a series of technical clinics throughout the day on troubleshooting techniques and proper installation and use of various shop equipment and tools. TFS served food by Footers Sports Pub and had lots of giveaways. With the "Bad News Travels Fast" monster truck sponsored by Baldwin filters, the Wix Hummer, a Meritor race car and Whelen's lighted SUV, it was an exciting way for customers and employees alike to get to know their products!
United Way Meeting, October 2014 - Once again, Tidewater Fleet Supply's employees have achieved 100% participation in donating to United Way. They have had 100% participation for the past 9 years. Allan Parrott, President, says, "Thanks to everyone for making this year's United Way drive an overwhelming success. It really means a lot to me to have everyone participate and it shows what a great organization we all have at TFS. Very few companies have 100% participation so we are in rare company when it comes to community giving."
NEW YORK, August 2014 - Inc. magazine congratulated Tidewater Fleet Supply on its 8th annual Inc. 500|5000 ranking, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu tops this year's list. Tidewater Fleet Supply joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.
Customer Appreciation Night, June 19, 2014 - Tidewater Fleet Supply (TFS) had their 9th Annual Customer Appreciation Night aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. The Spirit of Norfolk created the perfect evening with their Full Moon Cruise, Grand Buffet, breathtaking view of the Norfolk harbor and the Navy's Atlantic Fleet, a DJ playing Top 40 hits, and an amazing wait staff. TFS offers this event every year to say "thank you" to their customers for their continued business. With over 200 customers present, Manufacturer Representatives and some TFS employees, the night was a great success! TFS also awarded their Representative of the Year, Dan Stepp from Webb Wheel. This event is made possible by the sponsorship of their Manufacturers.
Tidewater Fleet Supply Opens New Norfolk Store, July 2013 - Tidewater Fleet Supply opened the doors to their new Norfolk Showroom on July 22, 2013 after a unified effort between employees and Manufacturer's Representatives. One local customer stated, "It's beautiful and huge!"
The new Distribution Center opened August 5, 2013.
Tidewater Fleet Supply plans to have their Grand Opening celebration in the Spring of 2014.
Tidewater Fleet Supply Turns 60, April 2013 - Tidewater Fleet Supply is celebrating 60 years and still growing!
Tidewater Fleet Supply ("TFS"), originally founded in 1953 as Tidewater Battery, is celebrating its 60th year in business. TFS is a full line automotive, truck and heavy equipment parts distributor serving customers in Virginia and North Carolina.
"I am so proud of this organization and all of our hardworking employees for reaching this important milestone in our corporate history. Consistently serving our customers for 60 years is something we take very seriously and I hope we will continue to grow and prosper for another 60 years," stated company President, Allan Parrott.
TFS has experienced growth over the past few years and will be moving their Norfolk store and corporate headquarters to a new location at 3666 Progress Road in the Norfolk Industrial Park. This location will house their 83,000 square foot distribution center which will support their other nine locations.
Tidewater Fleet Supply Hires John Trant as Vice President, February 2013 - Tidewater Fleet Supply is pleased to announce the hiring of John Trant as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Trant will work closely with TFS President, Allan Parrott. "John's extensive experience with Strategic Planning, Market Identification and Operations Management will be a valuable resource for our customers and company," says Parrott.
Mr. Trant will be based out of their Chesapeake location at 1324 Lindale Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.
Mr. Trant brings with him over 20 years of experience in the parts distribution industry. He was most recently President of NAPA Detroit, a Genuine Parts Company business unit. Mr. Trant holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.