Bosselmans acquires 15 Flying J shops

| 9/1/2009

The network of Bosselman Boss Shops is growing with a 15-location acquisition of J Care Service Centers, a subsidiary of Flying J Travel Plazas. The management changeover begins Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will be completed by the end of the year.

“We’re working to broaden our footprint across the country in the truck repair business,” said Chuck Bosselman, president of Bosselman Inc. “This addition of more shops in our network will greatly benefit both existing and new customers.

“The trucking industry is constantly looking for repair facilities that they can trust to do their over-the-road work for them,” said Bosselman. “And after 61 years in this industry, Boss Shops are targeting that need through quality service and competitive pricing.”

Adding these 15 facilities to the Bosselman operations makes a total of 25 Boss Shops in 18 states, making it one of the nation’s largest service center chains. 

Current Boss Shops locations are Grand Island, North Platte, and Big Springs, NE; Rapid City and Sioux Falls, SD; Altoona, IA; Jamestown, NM; Tulsa, OK; Salina, KS; and Morton’s Gap, KY.

New locations will be Benton Harbor, MI; Black River Falls, WI; Carlisle, PA; Dallas and West Houston/Brookshire, TX; Ehrenburg, AZ; Fargo, ND; Lebec (Frazier Park), CA; Fort Chiswell, VA; Jerome (Twin Falls), ID; Ogden, UT; Gary, Indianapolis, Lake Station, and Hebron (Lowell), IN.

Boss Shops have a strong foundation in experienced service and the highest standards in the industry. Services offered include tires; quick lube oil changes; brake, electrical, drive train, air conditioning and other repairs; and roadside service. Tire lines include Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, and DynaTrac.

Also available is The Chrome Store, which carries products to trick out a truck. Beginning in 2010, Boss Shops customers can enroll in the new Boss Shops Rewards program, a card-based program that rewards points based on purchases in any Boss Shop.

The Bosselman family of companies, headquartered in Grand Island, NE, owns and operates 25 Boss Shops; eight Travel Centers; seven Grandma Max’s Restaurants and Sam Bass’ Saloon & Steakhouse; 41 Pump & Pantry convenience stores; three motels and two Motel 6 franchises; wholesale oil, fuel and propane delivery; truck, tank and trailer repairs; environmental services for the petroleum industry; condominiums and farming.