In 1924, Norman L. Bergey opened an automotive repair shop in picturesque Franconia, Pennsylvania. Using a businessman's savvy and a gentleman's code, he founded the Bergey way of doing business.
From the very start, Norman established a method of treating customers that was based on the Golden Rule -- everyone who walked through the door was treated the way he wanted to be treated. Over 85 years later, with 30 locations and more than 750 employees, we honor our founder's business philosophy every day.
Today our family of automobile, truck and tire companies stretch into eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. We're confident that whichever location you visit, you'll discover why we're known as "a most trusted name since 1924."
Bergey’s Tire Timeline
1923 - Norman L. Bergey purchased a horse-shoeing shop and converted it into a 2-car garage.
1924 - Norman L. Bergey opened Franconia Garage an auto repair shop with 3 employees.
1936 - Norman L. Bergey acquired a dealership from General Tire & Rubber Co.
1947 - Norman L. Bergey ventured into the tire retreading business.
1956 - Norman's sons became part owners of business and changed the name to Bergey's Garage.
1957 - A lawn mower shop in Lansdale is purchased and converted into a tire store.
1962 - An addition was added to the Lansdale tire store for front-end alignments.
1964 - The Franconia facility is expanded for auto work and diesel overhauls.
1966 - A tire store is purchased in Doylestown.
1977 - A new tire store is opened in Silverdale.
1978 - Perkasie Vulcanizing is purchased in Sellersville.
1982 - A Rubber Recycling Plant is opened in Sellersville.
1983 - A commercial tire store is opened in Hatfield.
1992 - A commercial tire store is opened in Easton.
2002 - Bergey's Commercial Tire opens a tire store in Broadway, VA.
2002 - Bergey's Commercial Tire is awarded a Marangoni Ringtread franchise in Perkasie, PA.
2003 - RBL Tire expands with a new warehouse in New Berlinville.
2005 - Bergey's Commercial Tire opens a tire store in Thorofare, NJ.
2006 - Bergey's Commercial Tire expands Marangoni Ringtread operation.
2008 - Bergey's Commercial Tire opens a tire store in Harrisonburg, VA.
2012 - Bergey's Commercial Tire adds ContiLifecyle retreading process