AAMCO’s Tulsa, Oklahoma service centers have been recognized by the Ernest Childers Tulsa chapter of The Military Order of the Purple Heart for their dedication to the local veteran community. Owned by AAMCO’s largest franchisee, Thomas and Ronda Scott, the AAMCO Franchise in Tulsa, which is managed by Ron Smith, has been providing heavily discounted services to veterans in the community for more than a year.
“When Ron first received a call from The Military Order of the Purple Heart about a Purple Heart recipient who needed a new transmission, we knew we had to help,” said Ronda Scott, franchisee. “Since then, we’ve helped about ten other veterans in our local community who had car trouble, including replacing one car completely. At AAMCO, we are strong supporters of the U.S. military and feel it’s our duty to say thank you in any way possible to those who selflessly serve our country.”
The Military Order of the Purple Heart was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have received the decoration. Composed exclusively of Purple Heart recipients, it is the only veterans service organization comprised strictly of “combat” veterans.
The Scotts initially purchased the existing AAMCO service center in Tulsa, Oklahoma in November 2013, and acquired a second location in the market less than six months later. The entrepreneurs quickly transformed the two units into valued businesses, which are now the top performing service centers in the region. The team has received various accolades for their outstanding achievements from the company, including bottom line improvement, customer service and performance since their start with the brand in 2013. Their success is built on morale – they strive to build value in their nearly 50 employees and aim for advanced customer service throughout all of their locations.
“We’re incredibly proud of the initiative and dedication that the Scotts and their center manager Ron Smith have shown to their local community,” said Rob Rajkowski, chief operating officer at AAMCO Transmission, Inc. “Many of AAMCO’s franchise owners voluntarily give back to the communities they serve, and we’re dedicated to supporting them and their local charitable initiatives.”