Employee Spotlight: Matt Ellison

Matt Ellison

At Big Chief Tire, we take pride in having served the Jacksonville community for over 60 years, and we know it wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team carrying out the day-to-day operations. 

Administrative Manager Matt Ellison brings a wealth of knowledge and a genuine passion for delivering top-notch service to our customers. We sat down with him to learn more about his background and what being a part of the Big Chief family means to him.

A Glimpse Into Matt’s Life

Born and raised in the heart of Jacksonville, Matt graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville and the University of North Florida. Before joining the Big Chief team, he spent over 12 years working in physical therapy. 

His wife and two daughters, aged 12 and 7, are his world. “My family is my hobby,” said Matt. “My girls are something else, and I love watching them play volleyball and dance.” 

Joining the Big Chief Family

When he decided it was time for a career change in 2018, Matt joined the Big Chief team at our Blanding location—starting as an advisor before quickly climbing the ranks to assistant manager. Seeking new challenges, he transitioned to our Normandy location, where he was promoted to administrative manager. 

Commitment to Quality 

In his new role, Matt’s responsibilities include overseeing the company’s logistics, ensuring accurate finances, and supporting service advisors and tire techs with the products they need. “I get to be at all the stores, wherever they need me to be,” said Matt. “Whether I’m running tires from store to store or handling daily deposits, I do whatever I can to help support the management team.”

Dedication to Success

Matt’s role goes beyond just administrative duties; it’s about upholding the high standards that Big Chief Tire is known for. “I’ve got a hand in everything our company is doing,” he said. “It’s huge seeing our service advisors have everything they need.” His biggest goal is to continue growing with Big Chief, supporting its expansion and contributing to the success of each store.

The Big Chief Tire Difference

According to Matt, what sets Big Chief Tire apart is its people, service, and community culture. “We want to take care of our customers,” he said. “Not only does everyone want to take care of them, but we want to do it the right way. You don’t get that level of care and service at other companies.”

Matt encourages others to join Big Chief Tire for its family-oriented work culture. “We work hard during the week, and we’re off on the weekends,” he said. “We want our team members to have a healthy work-life balance, and we’re good to the employees who work hard for us.”

The Trusted Choice in Jacksonville, FL for Tires and Auto Care

As the company continues to expand, it’s clear that Matt is not just an employee but an integral part of the Big Chief family, steering our company toward a future of continued growth and success. “I’m happy to be here,” he said. “It’s a great feeling to know this company will take care of me.” Schedule your car repair service at Big Chief Tire today to experience a team that treats you like family.

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