O’Reilly Auto Parts, headquartered in Springfield, Missouri is an American auto parts retailer. It sells aftermarket auto parts and tools in addition to supplying equipment and accessories. It sells to both professional automotive service providers as well as end users.
O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. was established way back in 1957. It just started off as one store in Springfield, Missouri. Today it has 4,829 stores across 47 states including Alaska and Hawaii, employing over 74,000 staff members. It’s net income stands upwards of $1,038 million and its net assets at upwards of $7.20 billion as of 2016.
In 1993, this automative retail giant finished its first round of IPO (Initial Public Offering) and it now trades at NASDAQ market with the symbol ORLY. O’Reilly rose to be in the top 10 list of auto part retailers in United States after it acquired Hi/LO back in 1998. This acquisition marked a major milestone for the company as it added 182 stores in Texas and Louisiana as well as a distribution center in Houston. After its first acquisition, O’Reilly purchased Mid-State Automotive distributors, Inc. in 2001, Midwest Automotive Distributors, Inc. in 2005 and CSK Auto in 2008. It also announced its acquisition of VIP Parts in 2012 and Bond Auto Parts in 2016.
David O’Reilly is the Chairman of the Board and Greg Hensley is the Chief Executive Officer of O’Reilly Auto Parts. Their catalog includes interior and exterior accessories, air conditioning, battery and accessories, engine parts and mounts, tire and wheel, waxes and washes, filters and PVC valves, brakes, belts and hoses, ignition and tune up, oil, fluids and chemicals among a variety of other product categories. They sell auto parts from hundreds of leading brands and manufacturers such as Mobil1, Castrol, Bosch, Gates, Fulton, Delta, Chroma, and Valvoline.
The O’Reilly stores even recycle your old battery cores and used oil and filters. Then offer you a $10 gift card as a reward if you have an unbroken automative battery. They provide recycle services for free with a view to help the environment.
O’Reilly provides an excellent customer service in addition to a range of services to make auto parts shopping a seamless experience. The company offers free shipping on most orders of $75 or more. You even get on a loyalty program and earn loyalty points every time you shop. You can sign up for free and start accumulating points as you buy. You will be sent a certificate of $5 as soon as you hit 150 points.