• HEPPERLY SALES WEST: (865) 238-2912
  • HEPPERLY SALES EAST: (865) 238-2967


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Steve & Tina Hepperly
    Owner/ President

    This journey to become a small business owner began in the fall of 1996.  I was the used car manager at the local Ford dealership. As I was laying on the trampoline with my 7 year old daughter, looking up at the clouds, I realized that no matter what it took I was going to spend more time with my family.  I was working about 60 hours a week or more, and the pay just didn't justify me not being with my family.  On February 1, 1997 with not more than a hope and a dream, I opened Hepperly Auto Sales, LLC.  I had no idea it would ever grow to over 35 employees with multiple locations.  Over the past 20 years we have given over $2,000,000 to local churches, schools, and other charitable organizations. Our goal is not to sell you one car, but make you a customer for life.

  • Dustin Ramsey
    Store Director- West

  • Jordan Sparks
    Sales Representative
    (865) 809-5592

  • Brian Jones
    Sales Manager

    Brian Jones is our Sales Manager at our West Location on Highway 411. Brian has been with Hepperly Auto since 2012. Brian excels in customer satisfaction and many of his customers would agree that Brian takes the head ache out of car shopping!

  • Raylee Downey "RD"
    Sales Associate

  • Jack Richardson
    Sales Associate

  • Josh Shepherd
    Store Director- East

    Hello Folks, my name is Josh Shepherd.  I have worked at Hepperly Auto Sales since 2010.  I currently work at Hepperly East managing the daily operations of business.  I am very involved with every customer and work to develop life long relationships.  I oversaw our multi million dollar expansion in early 2013.  We built a band new office building and tripled the amount of inventory we were stocking.  Previously, I worked in the building material business for 10 years. I am not originally from East Tennessee, however I have lived here since summer of 2004 where I met my wife Jerica and was married in 2009.  I was born in Southwest Virginia, but moved around a lot with my family for my dad's job.  We lived everywhere from Nashville, TN., Atlanta, GA., San Antonio TX, Seattle, WA., Detroit, MI., St. Paul, MN., Minneapolis, MN., Waynesboro, VA., and Christiansburg, VA.  Thanks for checking out our web site and staff page.  We would love to assist you in your next car buying experience. 

  • Donnie Lockett
    Sales Consultant- East

    Donnie has lived in Maryville, TN since 1983. Originally from Knoxville, TN, Lockett traveled a great deal growing up, including living in Palm Springs, California; Orlando, Florida; and Macon, Georgia. 

    Personable and friendly, Donnie is always ready to help others in need with charisma and honesty.  He has enjoyed working for Hepperly's since 2010 and has been in the car business since 1999.  He enjoys making customers happy with their purchases.

    In his spare time, Donnie rides motorcycles and "wheels and deals" in cars and motors.

  • Michael Hmielewski
    Sales Consultant- East

    I was born and raised locally in Townsend, TN. I fell in love with business operations at age 12 with my first job in customer relations at a golf course and restaurant, working my way to management at another local restaurant. Graduating from Heritage High in 2011, I earned a state-wide officer position as East TN Vice President of DECA, a marketing organization. I then went to manage cabin rentals and have been working at Hepperly Auto Sales since 2012. I love helping people, and I look forward to placing my customers' interests first.

  • Jim Ellis
    Service Advisor