April 22, 2024

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Dover’s Strafford Tire & Battery sold by Hashem family

DOVER –  Dan Hashem, 79, has invested a life time in the automotive business in Dover. He has been at the helm of Strafford Tire & Battery, Inc. due to the fact it opened in May perhaps of 1969.

Before starting his possess organization on 118 Broadway, he worked at sites like Montgomery Ward Tire Services Center on Pierce Street, the Shell Station services centre, and Gauge Hill Motor Mart in Dover. 

Although functioning at Shell, he met the supervisor at Montgomery Ward, who made available him a occupation. That led him to an job interview in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the proprietor of 22 Cambridge Tire spots. When he recalls he arrived way overdressed in a go well with and tie, it landed him the fiscal backing for his very own tire keep.

Strafford Tire & Battery, Inc. owner Dan Hashem, his granddaughter Olivia and his wife Carolyn are excited for retirement after 52 years of serving the Dover community. Olivia holds a photo of her late father, David.

“He asked me why I assumed I could make it in company, so I advised him: all I’ve ever done is operate on vehicles,” Hashem reported. “I explained ‘I’m not concerned to function.’ And so he set his hand out and shook my hand. He mentioned, ‘OK, if you’re not fearful to perform and if you can come across a put, I’ll give you what ever you want.’”