Soon before finishing his service, Emory admitted to himself that cars, not airplanes, made him tick. He decided to use his G.I. Bill college money to attend Nashville Auto Diesel College, and he moved with his wife to Nashville, Tennessee in 1991. While in school, Emory worked for a corporate auto repair shop, and then, after graduation, he worked for an independent auto repair shop and a dealership, where he was mentored by a great technician who had also wanted to be an auto repair shop owner, but never had the opportunity. This made Emory really want to take the chance on starting his own business.
When he noticed a building in Pleasant View that appeared to be vacant, Emory found the owner, made a deal, and purchased the property. He spent a few weeks prepping the building to open for business, and, today, his dream is a 20+ year reality, with wife and kids in tow going strong as a family and an auto repair shop. Now with 33 years of experience and ASE Master certification, Emory’s dream hasn’t changed—he still has a passion for cars and a heart for quality auto repair.