Meet the Staff of Auto Solutions

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

  • Josh
    (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 18 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.

  • Hunter
    (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.

  • Chuck
    General Manager
    (865) 379-9993

    Chuck was asked to list his hobbies as well as what he enjoys about working at Auto Solutions. Instead, he responded with the lyrics to a Hank, Jr. song. In his defense, this sums him up pretty well. Here they are:

    I live back in the woods, you see
    My woman and the kids, and the dogs, and me
    I got a shotgun, a rifle, and a 4-wheel drive
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive
    I can plow a field all day long
    I can catch catfish from dusk 'til dawn
    We make our own whiskey and our own smoke, too
    Ain't too many things these old boys can't do
    We grow good old tomatoes and homemade wine
    And a country boy can survive
    Country folks can survive

  • 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, 5) and son (Sutton, 3). 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 6 years and says he's "loved every minute of it." He considers this his career and his coworkers his second family.

  • Nicki
    Administrative Manager

    Nicki has experienced a meteoric rise through the ranks of Auto Solutions in a short time, entirely due to her work ethic and can-do attitude. Her husband previously worked here and mentioned she was interested in a part-time job. Not long after, she was running one of the most important and fastest-growing departments in our company.

    She and her husband, Jerry, have been together for 13 years. They have two children, Gracie, age 10, and Carter, 8. She enjoys kayaking, and other outdoor activities. She has a small hobby farm and enjoys gardening.

  • Derek
    Service Manager
    (865) 333-9442

    Derek has been with Auto Solutions for 2 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. Derek is our resident Jeep expert as he owns a Wrangler and loves to get a little mud on the tires.

  • Austin
    Sales Lead
    (865) 640-4436

    Austin is an avid outdoorsman. He loves fishing, as well as building custom fishing rods. Toyota Tacoma's are his specialty. 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.

  • Chris
    (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 Auto Solutions and try his hand in the car business. His reviews speak for himself. Chris is a true pro.

  • Clint

    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. 

  • Roy

    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 still lives with his wife Shelley.

  • Codi
    (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. She has three children, all of whom she birthed naturally and without medication.

  • Tommy

    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.