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About Our Company


Established in 1945 by the late Richard English Hunter, a Navy pilot mechanic in World War II.

Originally located at the 2200 block of Brevard Street, Mr. Hunter provided towing and mechanical services for the local community. Equipped with only one wrecker, Mr. Hunter worked tirelessly day in and day out to assist Charlotteans.

Thomas Richard Hunter, eldest son of Mr. Hunter began driving and operating a wrecker at the age of 12 (no license were required). He took dispatch instructions from his mother, Helen Talbert Hunter, who worked as the company secretary, treasurer, and dispatcher.

English Carroll Hunter, the younger son of Mr. Hunter, also began driving and operating a wrecker, as well as running the salvage/parts operation.

Hunter Auto & Wrecker Services became incorporated in 1952.

As the number of vehicles on the roadway rapidly increased, the need for towing and repair services increased. In August of 1956, the company built a new base of operations and opened a body shop at our current address, 1114 North Davidson Street.

The body shop was managed by Thomas Richard Hunter with a crew of four body men and two painters. The body shop remained operational through the 1970s, but it was then closed as the company began making towing, recovery, and salvage its primary businesses. By 1976 Thomas Richard Hunter Jr., (Rick) the son of Thomas Hunter, began operating a wrecker and learning the family business, today he is the Vice President of Hunter Auto and Wrecker Service, Inc. Lura Hunter-McKegney, the daughter of Thomas Hunter Sr., is the Secretary and Treasurer and Clayton Hunter, grandson of Thomas Hunter Sr., is the Office Manager.

Today with over 25 wreckers and 40 plus employees, Hunter Auto and Wrecker Service, Inc. is the leader in providing quality service to Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. With over 65 years experience Hunter Auto and Wrecker Service, Inc. stills understands the value of providing dependable quality service to every one of our customers.

Parts Department is ran by Carroll Hunter, President, and his son Tommy Hunter runs our Parts Dept. on David Cox Road.

Community Involvement

• City of Charlotte Community Improvements

• Habitat for Humanity

• Works with CMS Schools to deter Drunk Driving

• Donates vehicles to Charlotte Fire Department and

• CMPD for Training