In 1992, Roger Weaver opened a local salvage yard which soon became a well-established regional operator in the OEM recycled automotive parts industry. Over the past three decades, significant investment in processing capabilities and technology have led to regional expansion across the Southeast. With delivery routes in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, Weaver Parts was poised to expand its footprint in its current markets while adding geographic presence in other states. To accomplish this goal, Weaver Parts carefully screened multiple financial partners and joined forces with Incline Equity Partners in 2021. This partnership resulted in the creation of Road Tested Parts. Today, Road Tested Parts maintains a commitment to culture while focusing on operational excellence and disciplined growth.
As a platform for capitalizing on future growth opportunities, Road Tested Parts continues to expand its footprint by opening new facilities and via targeted acquisitions of like-minded operators. In July 2022, Lacy Auto Parts, Inc. was acquired by Road Tested Parts, becoming the second company to operate under the RTP umbrella. Similar to Weaver Parts, Lacy Auto Parts has a long history of family-owned roots dating back over 80 years, and the third-generation Lacy operators have joined the Road Tested Parts management team. Road Tested Parts continues to pursue transformational acquisitions that complement the existing network of Road Tested Parts companies.
Road Tested Parts continues to expand its presence in the industry with the several additions in 2023, including All Foreign Auto Parts in January 2023, Bessler Auto Parts in February 2023, Raceway Auto and Truck Parts in March 2023, and most recently Mulllins Auto Parts in November 2023. Road Tested Parts continues to build a brand that represents founders and innovators in the industry, and we look forward to increasing our national presence as we expand the RTP network into new markets.