Jimmy Brower, Owner and a mechanical engineer, getting his degree from NC State in 1981 Jim Brower, Founder of company in 1970

SILER CITY AUTOMOTIVE is a family-owned business that has been serving Siler City since 1970. Owner JIMMY BROWER took over in 1996 from his dad, "BIG JIM" BROWER, who founded the business and still comes into the shop every day to keep an eye on things. The Browers have lived near Siler City for generations. "I'm living on the same land my great-grandpa did," Jimmy says. He started out as a mechanical engineer, getting his degree from NC State in 1981 and going off to work in the Texas oilfields. It was an exciting job, but he missed North Carolina and was ready to come home when his dad called and asked him to join the business. They built the current building in 1988 and have grown from one employee to nine. Jimmy presides from behind a built-up desk overlooking the auto bays. When a neighbor came in for an oil change, he stopped to reminisce about how her husband used to drive him to Boy Scouts and Little League games. On the wall beside the desk hangs their creed: "Our mission is to maintain your vehicle in "Like New" condition. Please let us know if you want anything less."

  ROBBIE MAYER, has the duties of service manager.  He bounced around the East Coast before settling in Siler City 13 years agoKrissy ManessSteve Brown

MILTON TREJO, a native of Mexico who had lived in Chatham County since 1989, has worked at the shop for four years. He took automotive classes at community colleges in Burlington and Sanford and specializes in electrical systems, brakes and inspections