A different kind of tire shop.
At Black Hills Tire, our number one priority is community. Building community amongst our customers and nurturing community with our staff.
We do things differently around here, and our goal is that you notice!
- Weston & Tenise Chapman
The Black Hills Tire
Newer isn’t always better and that there is something inherently good in hard work.
That friends who feel like family are the best kinds of friends and that nothing matters more than family.
In seeking the balance between hustle and rest, and striving to be passionate about both.
A leisurely first cup of coffee to start the day mindfully and then at day’s end, not clocking out from a job until you are proud.
In subtle beauty, the kind that doesn’t deteriorate with age or wear.
In doing work that we love and in choosing that, nudging others towards doing what they love.
Allison Kahler was chosen to win the Dean Penor Scholarship, sponsored by Black Hills Tire. Allison is a 2023 graduate of Bison High School and will be attending South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in the fall.
Rylan Silbernagel was chosen to receive the Build Dakota Scholarship, sponsored by Black Hills Tire. Rylan was one of our instructors for Camp DRIVE and he is excited to start the Automotive Technician program at WDT this fall.
Black Hills Tire is proud to honor Rylan Silbernagel with the Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship. Rylan is a first year Automotive Technician student at WDT.
This scholarship was established in 2021 to honor the life of Jim Schnaible and to continue his legacy of supporting automotive education. Jim was an instructor for the Automotive Technology Program at Western Dakota Tech (WDT) for 31 years. He retired in 2004. During his tenure at WDT, Jim had 434 students graduate from the program. While Jim’s passion was teaching, he was much more than a teacher to those students. He was often a counselor, mentor and friend – guiding many of his students through challenging times and teaching life lessons with a joke and a smile. The Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship is an annual, merit-based scholarship, that focuses on rewarding ambitious, driven, goal-oriented individuals with a desire to become an Automotive Technician. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to any individual with the intent of enrolling in WDT’s Automotive Technology program. The recipient will receive $5,000 each year of the program.
The Jim Schnaible Memorial Scholarship is funded by Weston and Tenise Chapman of Black Hills Tire.
For more information and to apply, check out - Scholarships | College Scholarships | Western Dakota Tech
Build Dakota Scholarships are awarded to students entering high-need workforce programs at South Dakota’s technical colleges to fill the state’s technical careers with skilled professionals. The scholarship program will grow South Dakota’s own and recruit new South Dakotans. Recipients of the full-ride scholarships will commit to living and working in the state, in their field of study, for three years following graduation. The full-ride scholarships will support tuition, fees, books and other required program expenses in the eligible technical college programs.
Black Hills Tire is proud to partner with this program and help provide a full-ride scholarship to a deserving student attending the Automotive Technology program at WDT.
For more information and to apply, check out - Build Dakota Scholarship | Scholarships | WDT
Dean dedicated his life in service to the Bison community in many capacities — as Mayor and Town Board member for many years, to the Bison Fire Department for 56 years with 48 of those years as Fire Chief, as well as 21 years on the Ambulance Service. He served on church and community boards and participated in establishing a Trap and Archery Club in Bison as well. Dean was perhaps best known for owning the Texaco Gas Station and tow truck. Dean’s passion and dedication to the Bison Community was second to none. We have established this scholarship as a way of preserving Dean’s legacy. This $2500 scholarship will be awarded each spring to a graduating senior from Bison High School who is pursuing a secondary education. The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on several criteria, with community service, volunteerism and personal character being foremost.
This scholarship is sponsored and funded by Black Hills Tire, owned by Weston and Tenise Chapman. Dean was influential in Weston’s life and helped mold Weston’s decision to become an automotive technician and start his own shop.
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Black Hills Tire is proud to have donated over $100,000
to various organizations within our local communities.
Join us at Camp Drive
Black Hills Tire is proud to introduce Camp Drive, a hands on experience to help kids discover their passion.
We're the Chapman's
We are Weston and Tenise Chapman, and we founded Black Hills Tire in November 2018. Since then, we've been working hard to become the number one recommended tire and automotive service facility in the Black Hills.
We were both taught at an early age that honesty and customer service is key to any success. Stopping by Black Hills Tire, you will experience firsthand top-notch customer service and honesty each time.
We're both proud graduates of Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City, SD, Weston with a degree in Automotive Technology and Tenise with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. Weston has also been ASE Master Certified for over 15 years.
Our BHT employees are the key to our success. They have a desire to produce quality work and fabulous service each and every day.
Our customers and community are extremely important to us and we are so proud to be part of such an amazing community!
We are proud to have been awarded the following:
Western Dakota Tech Exceptional Scholarship Partner
Black Hills Economic Development Small Business of the Year
Western Dakota Tech Distinguished Alumni of the Year
Best of the Black Hills Tire Store
Best of the Black Hills Automotive Repair
Best of the Black Hills Brake Repair
Western Dakota Tech Industry Partner of the Year
Elevate Rapid City Small Business of the Year