All Star Tire & Auto Service was formed in January of 1994 by Bernie Cooper, Dave Beck and Chris Cooper, with Jack Cooper, ASE, as Lead Technician. We are an Affiliated Dealer of the Bridgestone-Firestone Tire Company.
We are a successor company to Tire Service Company, founded in 1940 by my father, Irvin J. “Red” or “Coop” Cooper. In 1987 The Stewart Family assumed control and managed the business under their name until late in 1993. They reorganized their company and left the downtown area at the end of their lease when the present management took over.
While Tire Service Company was operated as a medium truck tire sales and retread service facility that also sold tires to consumers, All Star Tire operates as a tire sales and vehicle maintenance facility exclusively for consumer vehicles and smaller commercial trucks.
We have seen the metamorphosis of downtown Indy from the essential central core of the city through the decline as the population migrated towards the suburbs. And now downtown is back to way more than it ever was when I traveled on the bus or streetcar with my mother to go shopping at Ayers, Blocks, Strauss, Wassons and Emroe Sporting Goods.
Yes, we now have a Downtown Mall, but in my youth, downtown was THE MALL, (whatever a mall was. Glendale must have coined the word)
Well that was then and now is the future we were planning yesterday. Chris is my son and he manages the sales side and takes care of the built in 1910 building and grounds. Dave is my nephew and manages the service department. Jack is not related but in addition to being Lead Tech has the unenviable job of managing Chris and Dave. I gave up a long time ago.
Finally, our market is the “Village” of downtown INDY. Of course everyone is welcome but we are not only in the transportation service business, we are in the convenience business.
So if you are downtown to live, work, play, vacation, convention, passing through, politicking, legislating, athletic playing/supporting, researching, matriculating, first responding, health serving, teaching, clerking, shipping, computing, or just hanging out, and your vehicle needs attention
Remember—for your convenience, we have a FREE downtown shuttle!
"WE WORK ON YOUR VEHICLE,
WHILE YOU WORK AT YOUR OFFICE"
(OR WHATEVER IT IS YOU DO, please refer to the last paragraph above.)
Family, since 1940!