The Pep Boys: Manny, Moe & Jack is commonly branded as Pep Boys. The company sells brand name and private label auto parts and provides automotive services.
Pep Boys was founded when Emanuel “Manny” Rosenfeld, Maurice “Moe” Strauss, Graham “Jack” Jackson, and Moe Radavitz pooled $800 together to open an auto parts store in 1921.
They named the store Pep Auto Supplies after Pep Valve grinding compound that they sold in the store.
In the early 1930’s Pep Boys had 40 stores in Philadelphia and had expanded to the West Coast with a store opened by Manny’s brother Maury.
In 1946 Pep Boys went public, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PBY.
Today Pep Boys operates 568 Supercenters, 225 Service and Tire Centers, 6 Pep Express stores and 8,300 service bays in 35 states and Puerto Rico.
Pep Boys is a member of the S&P 600, is #928 on the Fortune 1000, has 13,874 employees, and had $2.07 billion in revenue in 2013.
In 2015, Pep Boys was acquired by Icahn Enterprises and operates as a subsidiary.
In September 2020, the company announced their top technicans of the year.