O’Reilly Motors into Yoakum
Heavy equipment could be seen lining up at the former Double J Saddlery last week as the new owners began demolition. Weather permitting, construction on the new 7,500 square foot O’Reilly Auto Parts is expected to be completed by the end of June. O’Reilly, located at the southeast corner of US Hwy 77A S and West Gonzales, will open in August.
According to its web site, parent company O'Reilly Automotive intends to be the dominant supplier of auto parts by offering retail customers, professional installers, and jobbers the best combination of price and quality provided with the highest possible service level. O’Reilly was founded in 1957 as a single store in Springfield, Missouri, site of its corporate headquarters. Today it consists of 5,219 stores in 47 states with more than 79,000 team members. Prospective employees can expect to see an employment information banner outside the new building sometime during latter phases of construction.