Plaza Tire Service donates building to Charleston R-I School District

Friday, July 10, 2020
From left: Charleston R-I School District Board President Evin Burke, Plaza Tire Service Vice President Scott Rhodes, Charleston R-I School District Superintendent Jeremy Siebert, and Charleston R-I School District Director of Facilities / Transportation Bobby McKenzie meet in person as the recorded deed is transferred to the school district.
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CHARLESTON, Mo. – Plaza Tire Service recently donated a building and land in Charleston to the Charleston R-I School District, which serves the northern half of Mississippi County, Mo., including the towns of Charleston, Bertrand, Anniston, Wyatt and Wilson City.

The property, located on South Main Street in Charleston, includes a 2,500-square-foot building on approximately a half acre of land. The combined value of the building and land donated to the Charleston R-I School District is roughly $250,000.

“This building is well-suited to house a maintenance facility,” says Mark Rhodes, president of Plaza Tire Service. “We’re glad the Charleston school district will be able to use it to help house and maintain its fleet of vehicles.”

“The Plaza Tire Service building donation is a welcome addition because it allows us a space to store equipment and provide maintenance on special projects,” says Bobby McKenzie, director of Facilities and Transportation for the Charleston R-I School District. “This will be a great asset to our district.”

“It has been a pleasure working with the Charleston R-I School District,” says Scott Rhodes, vice president of Plaza Tire Service. “After contacting them, they quickly got back to us and we worked out the details to transfer ownership.”

Plaza Tire Service is a family-owned company based in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded in 1963 by Vernon Rhodes, the company is owned today by his sons – Mark Rhodes and Scott Rhodes. The company has grown from one location on William Street in Cape Girardeau to 67 locations in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas. The company ranks 18th on the 2019 Modern Tire Dealer 100 list of the top independent tire dealers in the United States.

The corporate office and distribution center for Plaza Tire Service are in Cape Girardeau. To contact Plaza Tire Service’s corporate office, call 573-334-5036.

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