As a second generation 'car guy', I have been around the automotive industry in many
different levels for most of my life. I started washing cars at a large local dealership
when I was thirteen. While I attended the University of Tennessee, I began selling
cars and when I graduated from UT in 1991, I made the automotive industry my career.
In 1992, I was selling cars for Rocky Top Chevrolet here in Lenoir City when I was
given the opportunity to move into management as the service manager. While working
at the dealership, I graduated from the General Motors College of Management at Emory
University in Atlanta. I feel very fortunate to have worked at a small town dealership
where customer satisfaction was a very high priority. When the dealership sold in
2002, I was not sure where my career path would lead.
Fortunately, the many customers I had come to know so well helped to guide me to
where I am today. So many customers suggested that my wife Kristi and I open our
own service center that we decided to make the leap of faith. We started out in an
old and very small building and with the
overwhelming support of our loyal customers, we quickly out grew that facility. In
2005, we finished construction and moved into our new facility where we are today.
It is my goal to continue to build long term relationships based on high quality
work, competitive prices, and courteous, honest service.
Barry Plumlee - Owner
Lynn White - Shop Foreman
Lynn White our shop foreman has been our lead technician since we opened our doors
in 2002. Lynn has been a life long resident of Loudon County where he and his wife
Misti have three children in local schools. Lynn started helping his father work
on vehicles soon after he could walk and he has never stopped.
His formal career as an automotive technician began when he started working for
a local new car dealer. At the dealership, he was offered the opportunity to participate
in many different kinds of training classes and programs. Taking full advantage
of the opportunity, Lynn received many certifications and gained a wealth of experience
while working at the dealership.
Since leaving the dealer and starting with Automotive Solutions Lynn has continued
to focus on training. He has made it a top priority to keep up with the changing
technology and equipment required to be a professional in the automotive repair
industry. Lynn's experience, training, and hard work ethic have made it possible for
him to become one of the few certified ASE Master Technicians in our area. Lynn
takes great pride in providing quality and professional service for our customers.