Federico Tire Pros Honored with John F. Clair Award
At the Monday, March 21 Painesville City Council meeting, Jim Federico Sr. from Federico Tire Pros was presented with the 2022 John F. Clair Economic Development Award for his longtime commitment and investment to the Painesville community.
Federico Sr. opened Federico Tire in April 1978 in a former Sonoco gas station at 71 S State Street in Painesville. Federico Tire has been a staple of the Painesville business community ever since, with a loyal customer-base for auto repairs and tire purchases. His son, Jim Federico Jr., grew up in the shop and now runs the family business alongside his father.
In addition to always supporting Painesville events and programs, the Federicos have recently made a major investment in the expansion of their business downtown. Their new two-story addition features office space, a beautiful show room and waiting area for customers. They chose a classic brick style façade to match the historic downtown and their investment on S State Street will be carried onto the next generation of their family-owned business.
About the John F. Clair Award
Painesville’s John F. Clair Award honors former City Councilman John Clair (1987-1999) who was a leader and visionary in the community and was passionate about the retention and expansion of the Painesville business community. Each year, Painesville’s Economic Development Department collects nominations for a local business or organization that demonstrates the value of balancing business with community service, and shows a commitment to the growth of the Painesville community.
Council President Christine Shoop and Jim Federico Sr.