Meet the Staff of Auto Solutions


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Josh
    Owner
    (865) 379-9993

    Hey, my name is Josh. Thanks for visiting our site. I'm assuming if you've reached this page you've either done business with us or are considering it now. And I want to say thank you. I grew up going to auctions with my Dad and spent many hours helping him do body work on the cars he bought there. This initially was a second job for him on the side. But, one day, after twenty years in city government, he and my Mom decided it was time for a change. They started Auto Solutions 19 years ago. Initially, they were the sole employees. It didn't take long for the company to grow and soon they had a family business on their hands. My brother and I started out washing cars, or pulling weeds, doing anything we thought they would pay us for (and some pro bono work as well). Eventually, they retired from the day to day operations and handed the reins to my brother and I. We watched them closely throughout the years and tried to replicate the things they did best. What we found, was surprising. It wasn't anything related to cars or mechanical workings or business ingenuity that made them successful. It was the relationships. How they treated customers. How they treated employees. In an industry where things tear up and people lie, we want to stand apart. Not that our cars are any better than anyone else's. And they are just that: used cars. They can be unpredictable, but we won't. We promise to be honest and transparent and run this business with integrity, and our employees do the same. Many of them are long-tenured, some have been with us for over a decade. They started as employees, graduated to friends, and now are family. And we will treat you just the same.


    Facts About Me:

    Are you an early bird or a night owl?

    Both. Early bird gets the worm but second mouse gets the cheese.

    If you could have authored any book in history what would it be and why?

    Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote it for his son but it was so incredible the public took notice and it became one of the best-selling books of all time.

    What is your favorite album?

    It's a tie between two albums for me: In Rainbows by Radiohead, and Revolver by The Beatles. 

    Make sure to click the images below to learn more about our incredible team.



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  • Hunter
    Owner
    (865) 379-9993

    Hunter oversees our entire Service Department, as well as travelling throughout the region buying only the best vehicles. He and his wife, Stacey, live in Townsend with their three daughters. In his free time, Hunter loves going to concerts, writing and performing music, watching Tennessee football, and spending time with his family. He moonlights as a rockstar, as he is the lead singer for Knoxville-based rock band Amerine. Hunter balances his angst-ridden music with playing bass at church on Sunday mornings.


    You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

    Don't Stop Believing by Journey.

    What would your dream house be like?

    A traditional farmhouse with land and horses.

    Who's the greatest band in the world?

    A Day To Remember. 

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  • Chuck
    General Manager
    (865) 379-9993

    Chuck is the GM of Auto Solutions and has been with us for 14 years. He lives in Townsend with his wife and two children.


    What are your three favorite movies?

    Top Gun: Maverick, Law Abiding Citizen, Forrest Gump.

    If you could teleport right now, where would you go and why?

    Iowa, so I could go deer hunting.

    The zombie apocalypse is coming. Who are three people you want on your team?

    Jack Bauer, Chuck Norris, John Wick.


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  • Logan
    Assistant Store Manager
    (865) 978-0866

    Born and raised here in Maryville, TN, Logan is a proud father of two. He has a daughter (Piper, 6) and son (Sutton, 4). When he's not at work, you can catch him at the flea market, garage sales, or out on the town. Logan has been here for 7 years and says he's "loved every minute of it." He considers this his career and his coworkers his second family.


    What fictional place would you like to visit?

    Hogwarts.

    Would you rather live on the moon or in the ocean?

    In the ocean. I'd like to hang out with the people from Atlantis.

    Would you rather go back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future and meet your descendants?

    I would rather go into the future to meet my descendants, just to see the potential impact I had on my family.

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  • Nicki
    Administrative Manager
    (865)379-9993

    Nicki and her husband, Jerry, have been together for 14 years. They have two children, Gracie, age 11, and Carter, 9. She enjoys kayaking, and other outdoor activities. She has a small hobby farm and enjoys gardening.


    If you were famous, what would it be for?

    My ability to stay alive - hunting, homesteading, survival.

    What is the best TV show you've watched recently?

    The Andy Griffith Show. I like that it's wholesome and promotes family values.

    If you could be friends with any person living or dead, who would it be and why?

    Dolly Parton and Adam Sandler. I feel there would never be a dull moment with either of them around.

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  • Derek
    Service Manager
    (865) 333-9442

    Derek has been with Auto Solutions for 3 years. He left a factory job where he oversaw numerous employees in order to spend more time with his family and work a consistent schedule. Since then, he has brought his leadership and communication skills to our team while quickly picking up the nuances of the car business. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Amber, whom he's been with for 11 years. They share two beautiful children together: a three year-old daughter, Blakely (their "wild child" - his words, not mine) and eight year-old son, Brentley, who loves animals and sports. He loves kayaking and river fishing, where hunting for Smallmouth is his specialty. 


    What would you like to be remembered for?

    Being the best Dad on the planet.

    If you weren't at work, what would you be doing?

    Most likely deer hunting or fishing.

    What is the best advice you've been given?

    Be humble.

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  • Austin
    Sales Lead
    (865) 640-4436

    Austin is an avid outdoorsman. He loves fishing, as well as building custom fishing rods. He bleeds red, white, and blue. Austin grew up around the car business and learned the ropes from his Dad who spent many years working on the Airport Motor Mile.


    What is your favorite item you've purchased this year?

    A mint condition 1977 Boba Fett action figure.

    Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity?

    Yes, James Corden. I'll even do Carpool Karaoke if you invite me on a  test drive. 

    If you could go back in history and watch a movie again for the first time, what would it be?

    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.


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  • Chris
    Sales
    (865) 441-5558

    Chris brings a lifetime of sales experience to Auto Solutions and you immediately see it when first meeting him. He left a sales job in a different sector which he had held for 13 years to be a part of the Auto Solutions team.


    What are your biggest hobbies?

    Fishing, football, billiards.

    If you were a wrestler, what would be your entrance music?

    The Rocky theme song.

    What is your favorite season?

    Winter.

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  • Clint
    Sales
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    Clint was a college baseball player so it's no wonder he is a great fit for our team. He has plenty of connections from growing up in the area, as evidenced by him getting us set up a with major lender only a month into his job.


    Who is your favorite sports team?

    The Tennessee Volunteers.

    What is one meal you could eat for the rest of your life?

    Snow Crab legs.

    If you had to sail the world, what would be the name of your boat?

    That's What Sea Said.

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  • Roy
    Sales
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    Standing 6'6 and able to shoot threes from anywhere on the basketball court, Roy is loved by all his customers, his most recent coming all the way from North Dakota to purchase from him. He is a lifelong resident of Blount County, where he lives with his wife Shelley.


    What is an interesting fact about you?

    I'm a diehard Green Bay Packers fan.

    Who are your favorite bands?

    Alice in Chains and Metallica.

    What is your favorite hobby?

    Golf. It's a nice, relaxing way to get really frustrated and super disappointed in yourself.

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  • Codi
    Accountant
    (865) 379-9993

    Codi oversees anything money-related at Auto Solutions. She makes sure we are compliant and above board. A graduate of Accounting from Lee University, she became a CPA in her early twenties. She left her job at a large, Knoxville-based accounting firm in 2015 to work alongside her husband. They have three children.


    Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity?

    Yes, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She plays Elaine on Seinfeld which is one of my favorite shows.

    What movie made you laugh the hardest?

    Masterminds.

    Have you ever been to a comedy show?

    Yes. I recently saw Southern Mama (Darren Knight).

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  • Tommy
    Mechanic
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    Tommy always has his nose to the grindstone. He's all business at work and he's a blast away from it. You can tell from this picture that he doesn't waste time on the clock, opting instead to be the most efficient mechanic around.


    If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

    Invisibility.

    What is one article of clothing a lady could be wearing that would make you walk out of a date with her?

    Overalls.

    Weirdest food you've ever eaten?

    Squid.

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