Why Carter County: Fisher Auto Parts
Published 8:24 am Wednesday, March 1, 2023
What made you choose Carter County and Elizabethton for your Services and Business?
Fisher Auto Parts already has stores in the Tri-Cities area and Elizabethton was a natural fit. After market studies were completed and the available local talent people completed their evaluation, the decision was made to open a store in Elizabethton.
What is your purpose as a business and what do you do?
Fisher Auto Parts provides automotive parts to the business professionals as
efficiently and as quickly as possible to help them be more profitable. We also want
to help the DIY customer get their parts and any hard to find parts for their
automotive needs. Fisher Auto Parts provides quality Name Brand Parts at a
How long have you been in Business?
Coiner Auto Parts started in 1929 by Blair Coiner in Stanton, Va. By 1983 it had grown to 60 stores and changed its name to Fisher Auto Parts. In 1985 Fisher Auto Parts became the Founding member of Federated Auto Parts Distributors, a nationwide marketing and program distribution group. Art Fisher then took the company along with his son Bo Fisher to where it is today with over 560 stores in 18 states. Fisher Auto Parts has been in business for 94 years and privately owned by the same family the entire time.
How long has your team been in the Automotive Industry?
Combined Joe Parsons, Store Manager; Randy Lyons, Assistant Manager; Brad Buchanan; Christine Terry, along with Steve Hodge, Regional Sales Manager, have over 124 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket industry. If you need an automotive part they will know what you are asking for and will have it or find it and get it to you very quickly. We have many sources available to get your parts and take care of our professional and DIY customer’s needs.
Are you part of a Franchise or an Independent?
Fisher Auto Parts has an Independent 3rd Generation owner and 4th Generation very involved in the business today.
What impact do you think your service/business will have on the Carter County Community?
Our goal is to provide automotive parts and service to our professional shops with efficiency and speed as well as take care of our DIY customers with very knowledgeable and experienced employees. We have enjoyed our first year in Carter County and look forward to many years of growth and success, as well as more involvement in the community. And as an example, this year Fisher Auto Parts donated more than $80,000 to the Marine Corps TOYS FOR TOTS campaign. We are looking forward to supporting the Carter County Car Club’s Car Shows as well as many other community events.