The next Webb Outdoors Elite Tournament is on Table Rock June 8 & 9. The tournament sponsors for the event are O’Reilly Auto Parts and A-1 Guarantee Roofing. O’Reilly Auto Parts is providing the sponsorship that will allow five additional places to be paid in $300 Gift Cards to our anglers over and above the 80% payback we normally pay.
O’Reilly Auto Parts is an American auto parts retailer that provides automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States serving both the professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers. Founded in 1957 by the O’Reilly family, the company operates more than 5,200 stores in 47 states.
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. officially started in the auto parts business with one store in Springfield, Missouri, in December 1957.
Michael Byrne O’Reilly immigrated to America in 1849, settling in St. Louis, he worked his way through school to earn a law degree, and then pursued a career as a title examiner. His son, Charles Francis O’Reilly, attended college in St. Louis and went to work in 1914 as a traveling salesman for Fred Campbell Auto Supply in St. Louis. By 1924, Charles had become familiar with the Springfield area, having traveled by train to sell auto parts throughout the territory. By 1932, he had become manager of Link Motor Supply in Springfield, and one of his sons, Charles H. (Chub) O’Reilly, joined the company. Together they provided the leadership and management that made Link the predominant auto parts store in the area.
In 1957, Link planned a reorganization, which would have included the retirement of 72-year-old Charles F. O’Reilly, and the transfer of Chub O’Reilly to Kansas City. Since neither agreed with these plans, they made the decision to form their own company, O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. They opened for business on December 2, 1957, with one store and 13 employees at 403 Sherman in Springfield. Their sales totaled $700,000 in 1958, their first full year of business. By 1961, the company’s volume had reached $1.3 million — the combined volume of O’Reilly Automotive and Ozark Automotive Distributors, a division formed to serve independent automotive jobbers in the area. In March 1975, annual sales volume rose to $7 million and a 52,000 square-foot facility at 233 S. Patterson was built for the O’Reilly/Ozark warehouse operation. By that time, the company had nine stores, all located in southwest Missouri.
A-1 Guarantee Roofing was founded in 1992 by Brian Garber, a lifelong roofing industry professional and resident of Springfield. Together, Brian and his wife Sally grew the business from a single-truck operation to one of the largest roofing companies in Springfield with over 20 full-time employees.
A-1 Guarantee Roofing was the very first roofing contractor in Springfield to offer a five year warranty on nearly every job. We can do this because we have a staff of full-time professionals, not temporary help, and we’re confident in their ability to master even the most challenging jobs.
A-1 Guarantee Roofing is licensed, bonded, and insured, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, and is a member in good standing of many local business and trade organizations such as the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Springfield’s Best Locally Owned Companies, and the National Roofing Contractors’ Association.
Webb Outdoors would like to thank O’Reilly Auto Parts for their continued support and for providing the funds needed to payback 5 additional places at the Table Rock tournament. We ask all of our anglers to support O’Reilly Auto Parts and A-1 Guarantee Roofing and all of the sponsors that support you and your sport.
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