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O’Reilly Auto Parts opening 1st store in Puerto Rico

Missouri-based auto parts retailer O’Reilly Auto Parts is opening its first store in Puerto Rico, on Route 2 in Hatillo, this media outlet learned.

The store is in close proximity to two other auto parts stores that it would be competing against: Pep Boys and Advance Auto Parts.

News is my Business reached out to the company and it had no comment, said Mark Merz, vice president of investor relations, financial reporting and planning.

Consequently, there is no information yet available on when the store will open, how many jobs it will create, the investment in that property, and if there are plans for more store openings throughout Puerto Rico.

O’Reilly Auto Parts is a publicly traded company and it has not spoken on any type of expansion into Puerto Rico yet. It will release results or its second quarter at the end of this month.

According to information about the project filed at the government’s Permits Management Office, the store spans a little more than 10,300 square feet and occupies a former freestanding Walgreen’s location across the avenue from the Plaza del Norte mall in Hatillo.

“The majority of our growth involves new construction of freestanding stores on real estate we own. However, we also consider build-to-suit, ground lease or building lease options,” the company said in its website’s real estate information page.

The project owner is registered in the Puerto Rico State Department as OPA Puerto Rico LLC and lists most of O’Reilly Auto Parts top management as administrators.

O’Reilly Auto Parts was founded in 1957 as a single store in Missouri and has grown into a business consisting of 5,512 stores in 47 U.S. states and 21 stores in Mexico and more than 80,000 team members, according to information the company has posted on its website.

Author Details
Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.

Comments (11)

  1. Edwin Wlker Acevedo

    Donde puedo realizar una aplicacion de empleo para su compania. Vivo en el Pueblo de Hatillo Puerto Rico cerca del local.

    Gracias

  2. Buenos dias, donde puedo solicitar para empleo

  3. Jessica Casanova

    Cuál es la página para solicitar empleo. Gracias

  4. Angel Villafane

    Aún no sale donde se aplica para empleo.

  5. Estoy interesado, donde puedo solicitar, algún website?

  6. I used to work in auto zone in the Bronx NY I have a lot of knowledge in the business.

  7. Hi I’m interested in finding a position in your new store I’m bilingual and I need to know how I can apply online thank you

  8. I’m a former O’Reilly Auto Parts employee in Florida i want to be transfer to that store in Puerto Rico… 🙂

  9. Carlos Rodriguez Camacho

    Saludos
    Tengo un espacio en Ponce para ofrecerlo como opción de alquiler para O’Reilly. Me puedes dar la persona contacto de de O’Reilly o si tienen oficina central.

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