Our Company

Family Business

Born in 1973

Southern Tire Mart was founded in 1973 by Ernest Duff in Columbia, Mississippi. As a prominent lawyer in his hometown, the business was intended as a side investment. However, as it quickly grew, so did the need for dedicated management. That’s why his two sons, Tommy and Jim joined the company business after finishing their respective college careers. 

Today, as the company now has locations from coast to coast, Tommy and Jim Duff are still at the helm doing everything they can to make our team members and customers happy.

Two mechanics inspecting tires
Associate working on tire

Quality Workmanship

The Aim is Always Excellence

At each of our retail, commercial, and retread locations we continue the mission we began in 1973: serve families and businesses with the best tires and service in the market. 

We’ve spent decades delivering extensive tire installments and vehicle repairs to satisfied customers throughout the country. Anytime you step foot in a Southern Tire Mart, we focus on building a strong relationship with you and providing the highest quality of workmanship on each and every service we perform.

Proud to be #1

#1 North America Commercial Tire Dealer since 2012

#1 Truck Retreader in North America since 2007

#1 Commercial Tire Dealer in the US since 2008

Best-in-class service on America’s favorite passenger tire brands

Growing STRONG

Maintaining Our Focus on You

We are exceptionally proud of the growth Southern Tire Mart has achieved. From our retreading plants to our retail shops to our partnership with Pilot Flying J, our footprint has certainly expanded. But the best part is that our core drive and principles remain steadfast. 

Even as we’ve grown, our home and heart are still based in Columbia, Mississippi. That means we still approach each interaction like we’re helping our neighbors, we still believe our reputation is on the line with every customer, and we’ll always go the extra mile to get back on the road and back home safely.

Products & Services

Your One-Stop Tire & Auto Shop

  • Quality retail and commercial repair services from a TIA-certified tire dealership
  • State inspections, diagnostics, and preventive maintenance
  • Competitive prices on the most popular and reliable tire brands
  • Wide selection of tires, including semi-truck, farm, industrial, and OTR tires
  • Professional tire services including nitrogen inflation, computer spin balancing, TPMS service and adjustments, flat tire repairs, low-profile tire installations, and tire rotations
  • 24/7 Roadside assistance
  • Wheels
  • Retreading service
  • Comfortable waiting rooms
  • Local shuttle service at many locations
  • Available financing