Marty’s father, Herb, started the business after he served in WWII. Prior to that, Herb worked in the body shop of Duke Power’s transport buses (now owned by the city of Winston-Salem). At that time, auto parts were hard to come by. Herb saw an opportunity and started a salvage yard with his partner. By the early 60’s, he bought his partner out and became the sole owner.
While in high school, Marty worked part-time with his dad, Herb, but after graduating, he joined him full time. He married his wife Donna six years later, and she joined the business. As the parts business changed, so did the systems. Computers were introduced to the business in 1988, and remain even more vital to the business to this day.
After obtaining a degree in International Business from UNC Wilmington, Marty and Donna’s son, Justin, joined the business in 2012 as a Logistics Manager. Justin has now moved into a sales/general management role in the business.