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Our History

Great Tires and Service Have Fueled Our Growth.

Founded in the early 1950s, Matthews Tire has seen many changes come to Northeast Wisconsin. Over the years, we’ve been proud to grow along with the communities we serve. Learn more about our history and growth below.

  • 1952-1954

    Matthews Tire is founded as a US Royal dealer by Fred Matthews on College Avenue in Appleton. Soon, the business transitions to the Goodyear flag and is later sold to Leon Gunderson.

    The original Matthews Tire building in 1952
  • 1985

    Dennis Rezner, a former Goodyear employee and patriarch of the current owners—the Rezner family—purchases the business.

    Dennis Rezner
  • 1988

    A second Matthews Tire location opens, located on Union Street in Waupaca.

    The second Matthews Tire location on Union Street in Waupaca
  • 1989

    A third location quickly follows with the opening of an additional Matthews Tire auto shop on Appleton Road in Menasha.

    The third Matthews Tire locations on Appleton Road in Menasha
  • 1995

    Matthews Tire purchases the current Fond du Lac location, located on West Johnson Street, from Goodyear.

    Matthews Tire Fond du Lac location on West Johnson Street
  • 1998

    A former Champion Auto store is purchased on Oneida Street in Green Bay and becomes the fifth Matthews Tire outlet.

    The Matthews Tire fifth location on Oneida Street in Green Bay
  • 2001

    Matthews Tire expands with the opening of the sixth store—the new Appleton East location—on Van Roy Road.

    Matthews Tire second Appleton auto shop and sixth location opens on Van Roy Road
  • 2003

    To meet the growing needs of commercial customers, Matthews Tire Commercial Tire Center opens, located on Bluemound Road in Appleton.

    Matthews Tire expands and opens a commercial tire center
  • 2011

    The Rezner family continues to own and operate Matthews Tire with the same commitment and dedication to serving customers. Today, President Trevor Rezner, Vice-President and Controller Debbie Duesing and Vice-President/HR Administrator Jennifer Brockman, along with Operations Advisor Pat Duesing, continue Dennis Rezner’s proud tradition.

    Matthews Tire President Trevor Rezner Matthews Tire Vice President Debbie Duesing Matthews Tire Vice President Jenny Brockman Matthews Tire operations advisor Pat Duesing

Experience Auto Excellence

Never settle for subpar, overpriced auto services ever again! The ASE certified technicians at Matthews Tire are here to bring you world-class service, dealer-level auto parts and unbeatable value on every service.

From tire installations, oil changes and alignments to full-service brake repairs, engine overhauls and more, we’ll keep you rolling.

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