CAIRO AUTO SUPPLY current staff, pictured, l-r, Johnny Robinson, Brad Barber, Micah Plath, Marley Robinson, April Clinton, Tara Sadler, Tammy Wells, Tucker and Alan Wells. Not pictured is Michael Clinton.
A local, family owned business is celebrating 75 years of serving the automotive needs of customers in Grady County and beyond. Current owners Tammy and Alan Wells are the third generation in the Wells family to operate Cairo Auto Supply, located at 301 First Ave. N.E.
Brothers Billy and Leonard Wells started the business in 1945.
“It started as a small business supplying parts to local mechanics and later expanded to the local community,” states Tammy Wells.
She says their motto was, “Small But We Might Have It.”
When the brothers retired, Billy’s son, Richard Wells, and his wife, June, kept the business running.
Tammy Wells says for 39 years, June and Richard Wells continued to operate in the same manner as the founders. She says they based “their business on great customer service and going the extra mile to find what the customer needs.”
During that time, they were also active in the community, and upon their retirement, nephew Alan and his wife, Tammy, stepped in to keep the business in the Wells family for a third generation.
Tammy Wells says she and her husband have “the same conviction and dedication to the community,” as the two previous generations.
To celebrate the milestone, Cairo Auto Supply is giving away a $300 shopping spree in the store to one winner. Customers are encouraged to enter the drawing, and the winner’s name will be drawn at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.