Member Profile


Jody Jarvis

  • Owner of Jarvis Tire in Navasota, Texas &
  • 2016 President of the Texas Tire & Automotive Association.
  • Meet our featured member for this edition of the TTAA Member Profile. We here at TTAA are lucky to have such a supportive member and active President. Jody was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us so that we can all know a little bit more about him and his business.
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How many years have you been in the tire business and tell us about the number of locations of your tire business?

  • I have been in the tire business since 2009. Jarvis Tire and Wheel, located in Navasota, Texas, is the only location.
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What was your business prior to entering the tire business and what motivated you to get into the industry?

  • I worked at a John Deere Tractor dealership for 9 years prior to the tire business. I was the sales coordinator and I managed 4 stores worth of salesman. I got in the tire business because I saw an opportunity to fill a void in the market.
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What are the three biggest challenges you see for the tire industry in the next three years?

  • It seems to me that there are too many fitments; online options seem to be flooding the market and the cheap/ illegal operations are always posing a problem.
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What advice would you have for the ‘Newcomer’ to the industry?

I think they should try to pair up with an investor and create relationships with direct manufactures to really benefit their new business.

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How long have you been a member of TTAA and what do you consider the best benefit of your membership?

  • I have been a member for 5 years and counting. The most valuable thing about my membership is the borrowing of ideas and the general networking with others in the organization. Our yearly convention is a great time to meet up and learn new ideas from others in TTAA.
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What is your biggest achievement to date?

  • I’m proud to say that my biggest achievement is landing a $ 622,000.00 DEAL!
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What person has had the most influence on your business life?

  • I owe that honor to Tim Prater. He is a ferocious business man and has taught me everything that I know.
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What is something most people may not know about you?

I come from a very large family! I am the third oldest of nine children.