Meet Our Team!

Buddy Isles Jr. – Owner/Operator

Although I have been a part of this business my entire life, ownership was just passed down to me by my father in 2017. As a high school graduate and certified fabrication & welder, previously employed by NASCAR, this is truly where I am meant to be. So far, my biggest accomplishment is purchasing the new facility as the first step in the right direction to making my dreams a reality. I manage each employee throughout day to day tasks, while making myself readily accessible to help anyone in the shop, but most importantly the customers. Ultimately, my favorite thing about my job is the variety of jobs we encounter, resulting in satisfied customers.

“Passion meets perfection”

       

                   

Morgan – Accounting Clerk

I am a high school graduate, with general college level business knowledge, currently working towards a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. My favorite thing about my job is being able to help my other half make his dreams come true as he builds on the roots his dad planted years ago. By far, the biggest accomplishment to date is embarking on this journey alongside my better half and paving the way for our future. My dedication to make this an ultimate success, support throughout it all, and willingness to assist with every aspect of the business is what makes me an important part of the team.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

    Buddy Isles Sr. –

    As a father of three and the creator of this business back in 1976, I have quite a bit to be proud of. I have always had a passion for fixing cars, but it wasn’t until I returned to Littleton, NC from the Army 82nd Airborne, that I started what is now known as Buddy Isles Tire and Automotive. Throughout the years, each of my kids have played a role in the shop, but it is my son that is carrying it from this point forward. This 55,000 sq ft facility is going to be his legacy and I can’t wait to see what all he is able to accomplish with it in his future! That alone is among the most rewarding aspects of my lifelong dedication to this journey. I hope that someday, my daughters may also decide to join him in carrying out our family business. 
                “We do it all”

 

Denise – Secretary

In addition to being the long-term girlfriend to the man that started it all over 40 years ago, I am also a mother to four kids, and a grandmother to one precious baby boy. My favorite part about my job is being able to meet new people. Being a “people person”, full of enthusiasm, and a willingness to do anything asked of me makes me an asset to the team.

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. -Albert Einstein

Dee – Bookkeeper

I am a wife and mother of three, holding a B.S. in Business Management. My absolute favorite part of my job is helping the community alongside such great people for a little over a year at this point. So far, my biggest accomplishment is making the transition to the new facility as smooth as possible. I am a very hard worker that is willing to do whatever it takes to make the business successful. Overall, I am motivated the most to work at Buddy Isles Tire and Automotive because of the faith I have in Buddy Jr.

“What matters the most is how you see yourself”

Mike – Body/Paint Technician

I am a high school graduate, husband, and father of four. Throughout the 2 ½ years I have been employed here, I have strengthened my knowledge with body work and paint repairs, gained skills as a general mechanic, as well as, in the towing/recovery department of the shop. My favorite thing about my job is having the ability to turn cars into a beautiful new ride again while working in a spacious shop filled with friendly vibes.

“2 hour job…”

Patrick – Mechanic

After being employed just under a year here at Buddy Isles Tire & Automotive, I have accomplished several things, but one that I am the most proud of is becoming a more technical mechanic. Being that I take pride in my work, I strive to be a dependable, honest, and very organized member of the team as we work together to build a successful future.

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

Cory – Mechanic

I am engaged and a father of two boys. Three qualities that make me an important part of the team here are that I am a hard worker, very easy to get along with, and willing to do just about anything. I enjoy working in the new facility and having the opportunity to do new things within the automotive industry.

“Live free or die trying.”

Anttwan – Service Advisor

I am a husband and father of two. With a high school diploma, over 20 years of automotive experience, 10 of those specifically in service writing, I have become a vital asset to the team. My positive attitude, patience, and drive to do anything necessary for the business adds to my worth here. I enjoy my position because I get to help the community by making it possible for them to be on the highway.

Kerry Henderson – Detailer

I am the newest member of the team and I couldn’t be more excited to see where this journey takes me. I am a high school graduate, Military Veteran, a father, and grandfather. In terms of my position, I feel that I bring quite a bit to the team, for several reasons; I am a stickler for being on time, my military experience paved the way for me to be eager to complete a task, and the work ethic my parents distilled in me from a very young age has made me very dedicated employee. So far, I have learned a lot about buffing and polishing a vehicle, but I am confident I will continue to learn more throughout this employment.

“The best soldiers get the hardest missions”

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