Expressway Lube Centers

Posted - Oct. 30, 2003 at 7:01 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Leo, Clay and Gary Foy come from a little town called Duschene, deep in the heart of the Uintah Basin. Leo, the father of Clay and Gary, owned an auto service station in Duschene where he knew everyone and everyone knew him. Leo taught his boys motor maintenance along with the how-tos of changing oil and tires. More importantly, Leo taught a small-town attitude for running a service station. Now Leo, Clay and Gary specialize in a first-name-basis business, using liter after liter of oil to lube up our cars. They've been doing it since 1985, with the first center in Spanish Fork.

Leo, Clay and Gary were among the leaders of the pack who first began 10-minute lube centers in the U.S. in the late Œ70s. Surprisingly, there weren't any lube centers in Spanish Fork at the time. Clay tells me Expressway Lube Centers have been on the fast track ever since. The reason — honesty, through and through. True, lube centers might be greasy and dirty, but according to Clay, it's the cleanest business around.

Expressway Lube Centers in Heber, Richfield and Vernal provide oil changes, lube service and preventative maintenance. The Spanish Fork lube center also provides safety and emission testing.

Clay's daily goal is to look every customer in the eye, give good service and end up with a win-win situation. He even went as far as comparing a lube center with a grocery store, assuring me that hidden prices or costs were non-existent. I'm happy to know it.

Leo and his sons are car professionals so to speak and they run successful, service-oriented 10-minute lube centers. Now Expressway Lube thrives with 32 employees. Clay says that even if his employees' last names aren't Foy, they are still considered family because they have the same goals.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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