Distributor Nears Half-century Mark in Business

Phil Leak Co. nears half-century mark in business that has grown from the kitchen table to multiple states.


Phil Leak Co. nears half-century mark in business that has grown from the kitchen table to multiple states. A chance encounter with one of his professors launched Phil Leak on an almost five-decade career in the automotive equipment distributor business. Leak is president of Phil Leak Co., in Norwalk, Ohio, a business he has built into a sizable distributorship. "It was just a lucky accident," Leak...


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Leak's ability to establish lasting business partnerships and repeat customers stems from his commitment to honesty. By recommending the right equipment and being available to service it, Phil Leak Co. garners a high degree of customer loyalty.

"Anything made by people and used by people will need to be serviced at some point and we have an excellent field service department," Leak said. "We take our service to them."

So what does the future hold for Phil Leak Co.? With the economic boom in the DIY market automotive equipment distributors may find a new aftermarket customer in car hobbyists.

'The market's a little slow right now but we're always looking for something new — new places to sell and new products to sell," Leak said.

Zach Keller of Two Rivers Marketing contributed to this report.

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