• 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 been very involved with local churches, schools, and other charitable organizations to help our local community. Our goal is not to sell you one car, but make you a customer for life.

  • Taylor Hepperly
    Vice-President/ Buyer

  • Dustin Ramsey
    Store Director- West

  • 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. 

  • Sharron Holst
    Finance Manager- West

  • Sydeny Myers
    Accounts Payable

  • Katelynn Aperauch
    Customer Service Representive

  • Jamie Johnson
    Administrative Assistant

  • Justin Johnson
    Service Manager

  • Michelle Collins
    Customer Care Representative

    Hello, My name is Michelle Collins. I am the Customer Care Representative for Hepperly Auto Sales East.  My number one goal is to give the customers the best car buying experience possible. 

    I was born in Blount county.  I am married to Eric and together we have 5 boys.  We serve and enjoy attending RIO Revolution.  I am excited to be a part of a company that strives for excellence and giving back to the community.  

  • Anita Humphreys
    Finance Manger- West

  • Ame Hazlewood
    Title Clerk

    Hello, My name is Ame Hazlewood.  I am the Title Clerk for Hepperly Auto Sales.  I am blessed to have been part of this company since 2013.  My goal is to ensure a good and smooth car buying experience for each customer.  

    I was born and raised in Blount County.  I am married to my wonderful husband Todd, and together we have 4 kids plus a few extras.  I am a proud military mom who enjoys supporting my kids.  I am a child of the King and a member of RIO Revolution Church.  

  • Nick Yates

  • Morgan Yates
    Staff Accountant

  • Glenn Loy
    Porter/ Detail

  • Ryan Massey
    Finance Director- East

    My name is Ryan Massey.  I am from Townsend, TN.  I graduated from the University of Tennessee.  I have a beautiful wife, who I married in 2013,  We have an awesome little boy named Justus.  I love motorcycles, four-wheelers, boating and all different watersports.  Above all, I love Jesus and try to live a life that shows it.

  • Craig Barger
    Porter/ Detail

  • Brian Jones
    Sales Manager- West

    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!

  • Charles Hart
    Sales Consultant- East

    My name is Charles Hart and I have been in sales and marketing since getting out of the United States Marine Corps in 2000.  Over the years I have made a name for myself by going the extra mile and giving 5-star customer service.  I am married to my wife Brandy and we have 6 kids together. In my spare time, I enjoy serving at RIO Revolution Church in Maryville, Tn.

  • Donnie Lockett
    Sales Consultant- East

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

    Personable and friendly, I am always ready to help others in need with charisma and honesty.  I have enjoyed working for Hepperly Auto Sales since 2010 and have been in the automobile business since 1999.  I enjoy making customers happy with their purchases.

    In my spare time, I like rides motorcycles and "wheels and deals" in cars and motors.

  • Jordan Sparks
    Sales Consultant- West

  • Jim Ellis
    Service Advisor

  • Justin Caines
    Sales Consultant- East

    My name is Justin Caines and my goal is to find the best vehicle for you.  I have a beautiful wife named Amanda and a wonderful daughter named Addison.  We enjoy hunting, fishing, motorcycles, ATVs, boating and Tennessee Football. My passion is to help each individual meet their needs and budget.  Look forward to working with you in the future.

  • 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.

  • Raylee Downey "RD"
    Sales Consultant- West