THE HISTORY OF STAN MCNABB CHEVROLET COLUMBIA
Born and reared on a farm in Murfreesboro, Stan McNabb graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. His first aspirations were to be a veterinarian. He later decided this was not the course he wanted for his life and changed his major to business management.
His love of automobiles led him to take a job selling for Joe V. Clayton, a Chevrolet dealer in Arab, Alabama. It was there that he met Jamie Stisher, who became his wife in 1977.
Stan and Jamie have three children. Their daughter, Ashleigh, graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2003 with a degree in Marketing and recently married Dan Jessup, whose family owns the Jessup Auto Plaza in Palm Springs, California.
Their second child, Trey, is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Management. Trey is currently following in his father's footsteps as the General Manager of the Chrysler Dodge Jeep store in Tullahoma, TN, and the Ford store in Lewisburg, TN.
Their third child, Trent, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics. After his graduation, he interned at Jessup Auto Plaza in Palm Springs, California and Don Moore Automotive in Owensboro, Kentucky. He has since returned to the family business and is currrently the General Manager at Stan McNabb Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
Because of his love of automobile sales, Stan and a friend, Gary Kilpatrick, went into business together in 1980, purchasing a thriving dealership owned by Joe Shapard in Tullahoma since 1945 .
When Gary Kilpatrick decided to sell his interest in 1985, Stan purchased Gary's interest become the store's sole owner.
Stan McNabb's philosophy of business ethics has gained him the excellent reputation that has made his business such a great success.
Constantly adding new car lines, he now has dealerships in several locations: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac in Tullahoma; another store in Tullahoma consisting of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram; and a third location in Columbia.
Plans for the future include a new, enlarged facility at Tullahoma, which began construction in December 2011. The newly remodeled Stan McNabb Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is scheduled to be completed in May 2012.
Because of the quality and strength of their client base, Stan McNabb has the power to finance just about anyone. This service has special appeal to college students, who must consider a pre-owned automobile as their first vehicle purchase. It's Stan's aim to assist everyone in securing reliable transportation at a price they can afford.
In addition to being recognized as one of the only full-service dealerships in the area, Stan was also honored as the Time Dealer of the Year for the state of Tennessee and recognized nationally at the National Automotive Dealers Association convention.
Stan attributes his success not only to his employees, but also to the customers who return time and time again to do business with his company. Stan and Jamie invite their customers to take advantage of the many specials that will be found on the new Stan McNabb website as they celebrate their 30th year in business.