Skippers Central Tire is a father and son operation that started in Fargo North Dakota in 1976.

The owner Al Hanson worked for Firestone for 15 years as a store manager before starting his own business.

During those 15 years with Firestone Al accomplished many things including number one store in profits and number two in sales. When Skippers Central Tire moved to Texas they serviced, repaired and sold Off the Road tires for Texas utilities for 8 years .Al's son Smokey has been repairing Off-The-Road-Tires since he was 12 years old and has 25 years experience in the OTR industry.