New take-off OEM rims, factory original reconditioned wheels, stock steel and alloy used rims, OEM replacement replica wheels, PVD chrome, and powder coated wheels are what we do, and we do it well! However, no matter the product, without the people we have nothing. So, with one of the largest original equipment wheel inventories in the U.S.A., it’s really the PEOPLE THAT COUNT! Excellent employees working with valued vendors are what make for more than satisfied customers, and a great company. Every day we strive to fulfill the responsibilities that make a company great.
Our founder sold his first OEM wheel in 1975 at his father’s tire store in Montebello, California and in 1987 he and a few others started up USED RIM, Inc. doing business out of Pico Rivera. We launched our current company in 2007. At that time there were just two of us with zero wheels and zero customers, but that’s when the fun began. We grew quickly on our own and have grown even more quickly with the help of many great people. This was in part achieved through the acquisition of some legendary companies and the retention of many great individuals who came along with that. It is an honor to have been entrusted with serving the customers of those companies.
Companies whose assets we have acquired in whole or in part
2009 – 50+ year old Acker Wheel of San Jose, CA shipped used OEM rims into the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland, Oregon, Washington, and was also well known all over the U.S.A. and Canada as a top factory original replacement wheel provider.
2014 – Founded in the 1970’s, D & B Wheel, which began as Wheels & Accessories, was a giant in original wheels that did business out of Ontario/Pomona (Inland Empire, CA). With deep family roots in take-off tires/wheels and especially stock steel wheels, they shipped trailer loads all over the country and into Canada.
2015 – Since 1955 Capital Original Wheels of Gardena, CA had been a factory wheel dealer delivering into Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. Starting as an auto salvage yard, OEM chrome wheels became a specialty and were shipped all over the U.S. and Canada.
2015 – Our joint venture with Bill Riddle Jr. – He and his father, Bill Sr., did their tire and OEM used wheel business in Santa Ana/Anaheim (Orange County, CA) and later nationally. Bill Sr. started in 1958 and soon figured out that money could be made in take-off wheels and tires as the car culture was being born right here in Southern California. Bill Jr. worked with us in a joint venture for just a year, but what a year it was! For those of you that know, you understand when we say that working with Bill was quite the adventure! On a side note, and as we remember it, some of the first OEM take-off wheel people were Bill Sr., Bob DeBerry of Wheels & Accessories, Lenny Levine of Jocko Wheel, and Carl Atkinson of Wheels, Etc. We have deep respect for those who have paved the way!
2016 – A hubcap and stock wheel distributor in Tucson, Arizona conducted its OEM wheel business mainly in the Southwest from Nevada to Texas.
2017 – Founded in the 80’s, Culver City Hubcap also sold stock wheels and served West Los Angeles and the South Bay. The company was one of three remaining dealers in a hubcap collaborative. This Southern California collaborative, founded by the Ribis/Lombardi family, the Nunes family, and friends, at one time also had locations in Canoga Park, Van Nuys, Alhambra, Hollywood, Glendale, Ventura, and a large OEM wheel wholesale operation in Huntington Beach (Orange County, CA). Much of this group first united in Canoga Park under the tutelage of Jack Ribis. They became a force in, at first, hubcaps, later factory original wheels, and still later alloy wheel repair, especially in the San Fernando Valley.
2019 – 40+ year old Terry’s Wheels, was big in replacement OEM wheels and stock rims in the Santa Ana – Anaheim (Orange County, CA) areas. Terry started in take-off wheels when the only take-off was an OEM steel wheel. Terry’s Wheels commonly shipped truckloads to Canadian and Unites States customers.
So, we now proudly lay claim to having over 150 years of combined OEM wheel experience and a whole lot of good people. It is gratifying that after starting our current business, our old friends from tire stores, collision repair shops, insurance companies, and auto salvage yards do business with us once again!
Our Credo? “People first!... Customers, employees, vendors… And, in no particular order, they’re all people” . . .Feel free to let us know how we’re doing on that!