In the early 1970’s, Dennis Braun applied to franchise the Bandag retread process and set up his new business in a two-person-run, 7,400 sq. ft. facility in Brandon, Manitoba.
In 1975, Dennis started selling Bandag retreads to fleet customers out of a Winnipeg warehouse.
In 1976, Dennis’ wife, Jean, brought her financial skills to the company and took over accounts payable and receivable. Within the same year, Denray Tire ventured into the retail business, selling new tires and providing installation and repair services.