Hughes opens Court House Auto Repair

Published 1:16 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2016

By Summer Jenkins

Special to The Charlotte Gazette

Brian Hughes, born and raised in Charlotte County, and his wife, Gretchen, opened Courthouse Auto Repair Monday, July 11.

Brian, a graduate of Nashville Auto Diesel College, worked for the county’s school system while his wife put in several years as a customer service representative at a Fortune 500 company. With 20 years of experience in auto maintenance and repair and business management collectively, the two returned to their roots to open a business that would support and supply the community with a much-needed service.

Court House Auto Repair is equipped to handle most of Charlotte County’s auto needs and, in the future, will provide spare tires and parts. The couple also plans to launch a pickup and delivery service that will help many of the county’s residents who are homebound or have an emergency.

They hope that their family-run business will provide a desired resource in the community. “The town needed it. We’re very passionate about the community,” said Gretchen, who runs the business end of the shop while Brian handles the repairs and vehicle maintenance.

Their shop is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.- noon at 130 Thomas Jefferson Highway, across from Parker Oil and the Red Barn convenience store. The owners can be reached at (434) 547- 0490.