Currently, Lewisville Motor Co. is owned by Marty and Donna Myers.
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 out him out, as well as other partners.
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 finds requesed parts and quickly delivers them to customers all over the world. Using eBay, they have even shipped parts as far as Australia.
In 2012, they decided to join PRP (Premium Recycled Parts), it’s a group of over 140 of the nations top auto recyclers. With the internal logistics system, it gives them the ability to locate and deliver most parts not in inventory within 2 days!
Automotive body shops and garages are a big part of Lewisville Motor Company's customer base, with individuals also making up a big part of the business with over-the-counter sales. These days, Marty stays busy buying wrecked vehicles from which to salvage parts. He also buys "New Old Stock" parts, like engines and wheels, from local auto dealers.
Marty notes that today's business is more complicated than the one his father Herb started, "because there are so many brands and models of vehicles today. I feel I have been blessed with a terrific memory to be able to recall which parts will work with other parts."
"It's very frustrating to be called a junkyard," he continues. "What we do is salvage and recycle used auto parts. We are very concerned with the environment. We salvage everything from a purchased wrecked vehicle: from the gasoline goes into our company trucks, to the oil that heats our 20,000 square foot storage space, to the antifreeze, which is reclaimed to a company that recycles it and makes it brand new."
With over 200,000 recycled parts in stock, the company has to have a reclaiming plan. "We can dismantle a vehicle, recycle fluids and have parts in our inventory in three days," says Marty. "A closed-loop cleaning system pressure-washes engines and more. We salvage motors, transmissions, as much sheet metal as we can, wheels, hub caps, some glass and computers. We always sell a lot of electronics from today's cars, too."
Lewisville Motor Company guarantees all recycled parts for ninety days, and offers extended labor warranties up to 3 years.
"The good Lord has blessed us tremendously," Marty acknowledges. "He has challenged me to help other people, and I can do that by helping when we see a need. At times we work 12 to 14 hour days, but it's worth it when I can sell a quality recycled part to a person who might not otherwise be able to afford to keep their vehicle going."
Currently, Lewisville Motor Company employees 30 individuals. It’s an incredibly fast-paced business that the Myers', and their team, excel in operating: one quality recycled part at a time.