MONROE, CT — Daniel Boyce endured a big financial blow 22 several years back, before receiving back again on his toes, shopping for a NAPA Auto Areas shop in Stratford, and running it perfectly adequate to be in a place to get 4 extra areas, which include one at the corner of Cross Hill Street and Route 111 in Monroe.
Prior to his latest results, Boyce had owned a flourishing business, Sailways, Inc., a sailboard retailer headquartered in Fairfield. But a sale to a dot-com business fell aside for the duration of the dot-com crash.
“I lost hundreds of thousands,” Boyce recalled, then he smiled, adding, “my spouse usually explained to me I can consider a punch.”
In 2001, a good friend experienced instructed Boyce that NAPA Vehicle Sections was presenting funding for persons to open up new merchants and he took benefit of the prospect.
“I’ve hardly ever been extremely concerned with figuring out what business I was going into,” said Boyce, who only applies his expertise of how to operate a profitable business enterprise to what ever undertaking he will take on.
However he did not have a history in autos, Boyce, who grew up in Bridgeport, said his grandfather’s brothers commenced Connecticut’s 1st automobile areas retail outlet, Metropolis Auto in Bridgeport, in 1916.
“They had single digit license plates,” Boyce reported of the time time period.
He achieved with corporation associates in Atlanta to set up the financing to acquire his 1st NAPA retail store in Stratford.
Klover Inc. – NAPA Auto Parts, headed by Boyce and Dawn, his wife of 17 several years, lately bought Honest Vehicle Group and now very own outlets in Stratford, Monroe, Newtown, Fairfield and Milford.
“We experienced been chatting about expanding for many years and the chance to buy this team opened up,” Dawn stated. “We’re excited about it.”
Anthony Daub, who is engaged to the Boyces’ daughter, Allison, joined the business enterprise after selecting to go away a law firm. Daub is vice president of Klover, Inc.
“He has been a must have in the transition from 1 to five shops and has been working late several hours acquiring the Monroe site prepared to open up,” Dawn said. “We couldn’t have completed it without the need of him.”
Boyce acquired A&G Auto Parts at 75 Main St. in Monroe, shut it, and then opened NAPA Vehicle Components at 495 Monroe Turnpike, a room in which a previous NAPA retailer shut about 4 many years in the past.
He reported they were capable to employ the service of 7 workers of the A&G keep, incorporating the remaining two remaining of their own volition.
The Monroe NAPA keep is open Monday by means of Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boyce said he options to broaden, supplying later on hours and currently being open up seven-days-a-7 days, once he hires additional total-time staff.
“We’re wanting to retain the services of extra men and women at all levels,” he stated. “We want men and women, knowledgable about automobile parts, who want to have a true occupation. The men and women I received from A&G are superb and I’d like to seek the services of more people today who are wonderful.”
All those who are fascinated can prevent by the store, phone Boyce at 203-261-4444, or mail an electronic mail to [email protected]
A heat welcome
City officials collected inside of the NAPA Automobile Parts keep on Monroe Turnpike for a ribbon cutting ceremony late Friday afternoon. 1st Selectman Ken Kellogg did the honors with an oversize pair of scissors.
“We’re so enthusiastic on behalf of the town to have you here,” Kellogg informed Daniel and Dawn Boyce. “We desire you quite a few years of success.”
Monroe Chamber of Commerce President Ray Giovanni, who also serves as chairman of the Monroe Economic Improvement Commission, attended the ceremony.
“We’re really fired up about this new establishment,” Giovanni reported. “Monroe is all about family members businesses. You can see their motivation to their shoppers, their manufacturer, to each and every other and the town, so we’re really happy of that.”
William Holsworth, the town’s neighborhood and economic restoration coordinator, also took section in the celebration, together with a number of Chamber and EDC associates.
NAPA’s shelves is stocked with motor oil, motor vehicle batteries and other goods and components. In addition to customers who stroll into their shops, Dawn said they deliver areas to restore retailers, dealerships and municipalities. In point, Holsworth reported the Monroe Division of Public Functions now achieved out to the new retail store.
“We have team who are proficient,” Dawn claimed, adding it is not unheard of for employees to go out of their way for clients. For occasion, putting in windshield wipers for an individual who asks. “We attempt for that private contact,” she claimed.
“We try to handle people with respect,” Boyce reported. “We’re fascinated in providing outdated fashioned services and take care of you as if you’re a spouse and children member. That’s why we’re productive. When you arrive in this article, we’re heading to resolve your trouble proper away.”
“It’s wonderful to be in Monroe,” he reported. “This is likely to be a wonderful retail outlet in this article. We’re heading to do really effectively, mainly because there’s no a single like us.”