JANUARY 21, 2010

Perfection Tire’s staff is pictured at the business, located at 330 Main Street. Above them is the new sign. Shown (l to r) are Jack Willis, Dennis Anderson, Richard Anderson, Steve Callaway, Billy Pokorney, Marvin Anderson, owner, and Jason Lloyd.

Former Pierce man returns to the area, buys Perfection Tire

By Alannah Allbrett

   Marvin Anderson returns to the Clearwater Valley after living in what he calls “the desert” referring to the Tri-Cities area of Washington. He recently purchased Perfection Tire and is spiffing it up.

   He was born in Pierce where he said his dad “stacked us up like cordwood” referring to himself and his four brothers. “After a girl came along, they figured it was time to move.” His father worked in the mill in Winchester until it burned down years ago.

   Then the family moved to Genesee where his father worked for Bennett Mill for 30 years. Marvin said he was, “raised in the trees and mountains and loves to get out and do stuff” like 4-wheeling, fishing and hunting for white tail deer.

   In 1985, he became a certified master auto technician, and in 1990 went to work for Perfection Tire. He said he worked his way up, and now owns the dealerships and buildings in Richland and Kennewick, WA. His company actively participates in helping the community.  They were involved in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, and such things as decorating police cars. “We even painted the school mascot on the hood of a car which is still on display at West Richland Middle School,” said Anderson.

   He sees the opportunity of purchasing the Perfection Tire franchise in Orofino as a chance to return home. He recently put up new signs and overhead doors at the business and said the changes are “definitely noticeable.”

   In the spring he plans on putting new asphalt on the back parking lot and adding landscaping along the creek side. Anderson said his philosophy is to “buy local” and anything needed for his business will be purchased in this community. Marvin said he “hopes people will come in and give us a chance. I am sure they won’t be disappointed.”