Les Schwab Tire Centers is a chain of tire retail functioning in the western United States. It was brought into being in 1952. The business is named after its creator Les Schwab whose headquarters is situated in the Central Oregon city of Bend. The private corporation provides work for over 7,000 individuals in nine western states. The business is known for its client oriented recruits and merchandise certifications. Besides tires, the corporation puts on the market a range of other automobile parts and automobile associated services. In 2008, Forbes magazine graded Les Schwab as the 324th biggest privately held business in the realm.