Our History

 

 

The following are some significant dates in OK Tire / OK Automotive history:

 

January 1960: OK Tire Store Incorporated in Fargo

• May 1961: John and Rose Ohnstad acquire OK Tire Store

• June 1966: Jim Ohnstad begins his employment

• June 1979: OK Tire Store starts its first branch operation in Bismarck

• February 1983: Acquired our Carrington retail and commercial center

• May 1987: Acquired the Minot OK Automotive parts store

• April 1995: Tire Store in Minot opens

• April 1997: Open commercial center at I-29 and 12th Ave N in Fargo

• January 2000: New Bandag shop on Fargo Main

• July 2000: Motley, MN wholesale warehouse opens

• May 2002: Bismarck commercial center opens

• May 2003: Grand Forks OK Automotive parts store opens

• July 2008: Minot Tire Store moves to new location

• April 2010: We celebrated our 50th anniversary

• August 2010: Bismarck OK Automotive parts store opens

• January 2011: Moved Bismarck retail store

• September 2013: Watford City retail and commercial center opens

• December 2013: Bismarck distribution center opens

• January 2014: Became an ESOP

• December 2015: Warehouse at Fargo commercial center added

• May 2017: Wahpeton retail and commercial center opens

• January 2018: Opened our TIA certified tire technician training center

• September 2019: New Fargo Retail store.

• December 2019: 100% employee owned

• 2020: OK Tire's 60th Anniversary

• June 2020: Elite Tire & Service added