Bridgestone Corporate Office

Bridgestone Corporate Office Address

Bridgestone Americas, Inc
535 Marriott Dr
Nashville, TN 37214

Contact Bridgestone

Phone Number: (615) 937-1000
Fax Number: (615) 937-3621
Email: Email Bridgestone


CEO: Gary Garfield
CFO: Ken Weaver
COO: Eduardo Minardi

Bridgestone History

The first Bridgestone tire was manufactured in 1930 by the Japanese “Tabi” Socks Tyre Division.  In 1931, founder Shōjirō Ishibashi made the company its own division called Bridgestone Tire Co, Ltd.

The company headquarters was destroyed during WWII.  After the war, the company began to produce motorcycle tires.

In 1959, the company began to sell nylon tires.

In 1961, the company went public.

In 1967, the company introduced its first radial tire, the RD10.  The company also created Bridgestone America this same year.

In 1988, the company purchased the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.  Firestone was merged with Bridgestone America in 1990 to form Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Today, Bridgestone is one of the largest automotive tire manufacturers in the world.  The company has manufacturing plants in 24 countries worldwide.

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Larry Thompson December 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

I worked for firestone for 18 years, worked like a dog for them give them the best years of my life , now there buying back pensions from recent employes but I have been trying to get somebody to call me back or send me some kind of paper work for months now I would like to know what’s up with that, I think I put enough time in for some kind of answer!!!


Gary August 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm

I purchased a new set of tires last year (June 1st, 2013) from Alyeska Tire in Soldotna, Alaska, where I was working a job 200 miles from home. One flat left me deciding to buy 4 new tires.. but I couldn’t get home to my normal dealer.
As it would happen, Alyeska Tire sold me 4 new tires.. that were 10 years old! (how would I know?). These tires became bald and show signs of belt separation .. after only 14,300 miles. It seems Bridgestone has granted Alyeska Tire a little less than 80% compensation, BUT I MUST BUY REPLACEMENTS FROM ONLY WHATEVER TIRES THEY HAVE IN STOCK OR I WILL NOT RECEIVE COMPENSATION.
Now, Id like to go back to my normal, LOCAL dealer.. but this is tying me to them, and quite frankly, Im not anxious to be tied to the company who sells 10 year old tires to me.
So, Id like to see if I can in some way shift the compensation to me.. or my normal tire dealer and NOT require me to do business with the same company that sold me the bad tires.
Its been many years since Iv had Bridgestone tires.. Mostly I deal in terms of 4×4, and Bridgestone doesn’t do my kind of tires. Quite frankly, this deal is kind of a window from Bridgestone. My wife has a Ford Focus.. the only thing bringing me to passenger tires.
Integrity means more to me than ANYTHING going.. and this will bring Bridgestone to be examined for future business.
I have not found the correct department to send this to.. but maybe you can do this for me. Or at the very lease, can you provide me an email address of the proper department ?
Thank you most graciously,
Gary Crockett
Wasilla, Alaska.


riemanwells 233 boyd rd. logansport,la.71049 August 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I had a bad experience at a firestone store in shreveport,la. a few weeks ago. We were coming back from the vet. had a sick cat in the truck and i saw that one front tire was low i managed to get to a Firestone tire store on Bert Koons Ind. Loop in Shreveport,La just wanted everyone to know not to go there for any reason. Any way i contacted a service tech. and he stated that there was a 2 hour wait time for any thing to happen to repair or even look at the low tire, now its 98 degrees F I am on oxygen and really disabled in hot weather draging a oxy bottle around in that kind if heat , they said there was a tire co. down the street . Sooooooo….. i loaded my oxy bottle back up (they did put air in the tire) went down the street to a place called Gateway Tire (they are a big busy store) I explaind while i am still in the truck ac going full bore. got escorted to a AC waiting room my wife and said sick cat they took the tire off right in the driveway could not be fixed due to running on a flat(4×4 weighs a lot) Put 2 new tires on said truck to the sum of around 456USD. NOW not only did Firestone lose that money but my futher involment with their CO. O did i mention was out in less than 1.5 hours!! R.C.WELLS RET.U.S.NAVY born DEC 7. 1938 Many,Ia.


Roger Young July 21, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I purchased a FS591 Steer Tire at the BCR in Odessa,Tx on 06-09-14. 2 Weeks later I discovered that they had installed a 11R22.5 and Not the 295/75R22.5 that my receipt shows I paid for. Now I have 2 different size front tires and can’t get anyone at GCR to CORRECT THE MISTAKE THEY MADE.Thanks, Roger


Cathy Taylor May 11, 2014 at 9:11 am

Yesterday my daughter and I worked 10 hours on the USPS food drive as volunteers. I got a bolt in my tire so I went to the Firestone in Norman Oklahoma on Main St at 5:00pm. Closing for this store was 7:00pm. I was told by the clerk that he didn’t have time to help me but I could come back tomorrow. We had already taken off then tire and had the small spare on it. There were only 2 people in the store waiting one was checking out. This is the first and last time I will ever go to Firestone. When we left we drove to Hibdons Tires arriving just after closing. Not only were we treated nice they remained open and fixed my tire for free. We were also told how much they appreciated Us for coming back to them time and time again. Thanks for nothing Firestone. I made sure to post on facebook this store and since I have family across the US it has been shared so everyone know what customer service your stores provide.


Jeff Hunt May 3, 2014 at 9:28 am

I work at the Holly Springs,Nc Firestone as a tech. Recently had a distal biceps tendon repaired under workers comp April 23 2014. 2 days prior to surgery,dr stated I would be out 1-3 months. Now at my first post p.o. visit May 2, Dr appruptly says I can return to work the following Monday with no use of my left arm. This sounds absurd! I can’t even dress myself or drive a car. I was just fitted for a splint and haven’t had my first physical therapy appt yet. Whose responsible if I slip or fall and reinjure my harm or something else? My Store manager and district are dumbfounded has well.


Robert Headley April 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Had a tire put on at your location in Panama City, Fl. They then clearly added air to all my nitrogen filled tires that are marked with a green cap on the valve stem. This needs to be rectified and corrected so I can use nitrogen in my tires only except the one that was replaced. It would be in your best interest to contact me back soon. Thank you. Robert Headley


melvin Rodriguez January 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm

I had an injury in 2006 and the person from hr and the insurance adjuster don’t want to help me who can I talk to see if Bridgestone or gcr tire center can help


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