Calhoun Automotive Works and Tire Center
Year Established: 2007
Operator name: Rocky, Wise, Cody Wise
Number of employees from Calhoun County: 7
Location: 1411 Bridge St. St. Matthews, SC., 29135
Products and Services: We offer full automotive repair, routine as well as preventative maintenance for imported and domestic cars and light trucks. We sell wheels and tires, lift kits, and lowering kits and do most any kind of custom work the customer would want. We service ATVs, SXSs, water crafts and boats also.
Why did you decide to start this type of business? My grandfather was a businessman in this community for 50 years. He owned and operated Bill Wise Printers and I got my love of community from watching how he related to people. We started this business to provide the community with a service which would be the same as they would get from larger dealerships at a third of the cost without having to drive far to get it.
What accomplishments are you most proud of as the owner of this business? I am most proud of the fact that we are pro-community and small business and the level of service we offer in a small community is such as you might find in a larger community. We provide various events for the community such as The Annual Thanksgiving Lunch which takes place the Wednesday before Thanksgiving here in our lobby. This is the 11th year to host this in appreciation of our customers support. We are a drop-off center for Toys for Tots also. We sponsor sports activities with the local schools.
What sets you apart from other businesses that people might support? We are locally owned and family oriented. Our technicians are certified and trained annually in the most up to date technology. Our equipment is state of the art. We take pride in the quality of the services we provide.
Do you have other info you want to share? We have a comfortable waiting area. Our hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday. We provide a towing service. We can be reached by phone at 803-874-1200.