gattos-tires

EXECUTIVE NAME AND TITLE: Pam Gatto, President

FOUNDED: 1972 

LOCATIONS: Merritt Island, Cocoa, Suntree/Viera, Lake Washington, Melbourne and Palm Bay

WEBSITE: Gattos.com

DESCRIPTION:

A true family business, Gatto’s Tire & Auto Service was started by Mike Gatto and is now run by his daughter Pam Gatto, along with her sons Mike McHenry, Scott McHenry and son-in-law Mike Nevin. The company works every day to reach the goal of “safety and peace of mind” for its customers, hiring the best employees who become the “go-to guys” for customers.

“Remember that your success is tied directly to the health and well-being of your people, your industry and your community,” Pam said. “The harder you work to benefit all these, the more successful you’ll be.”

Pam is very involved in the community and her dozens of accolades are FLORIDA TODAY’s Volunteer of the Year (2000) and Citizen of the Year (1998), and SpaceCoast BusinessMost Admired Businesspeople (2012). Nationally, she served as the president of the Tire Association of North America.

 “My legacy is not to run the largest dealership in the country,” she said. “But to run a good business that did something for its customers and community.”