The Murreys Carry On Family Tradition of Service

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For John and Ed Murrey, Murrey Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is the next chapter in the history of family traditions. A tradition of service to customers and the community that began back in downtown Pulaski in 1930 with their grandfather Erskine Sharp and his automobile sales and repair business. Son-in-law Bill Murrey, father to Ed and John, continued the business, taking it over in 1948.

“We grew up in the automotive business,” Ed Murrey explained. “It’s all we’ve ever done, it’s a family affair.”

When the opportunity to purchase the property that was once the Moon Glo Drive-in arose, Ed and John opened the new location west of town. 

“We opened this location 23 years ago and we celebrated 33 years of business on May 8 of this year,” said Murrey, “we have a very loyal customer base, we have people who have been using our service department and purchasing vehicle from us for all of those 33 years.”

Customer loyalty is not the only aspect of the business that the Murreys are proud of. 

“We have some very loyal employees as well. Doris Hughes has been with us for 33 years and  Jimmy Vernon, our parts manager, for 32 years. Loyalty like that has a lot to do with the success of a business; everyone knows them.

“We’re proud to be locally owned and operated and able to supply our customers, from everywhere, that kind of attention and service and to be able to build those kind of long lasting relationships,” Murrey said. “We are special in that we are the home of the only rental service in the area — Giles County Rent-a-Car — for those times when you might have special transportation needs.”

Community-oriented, Murrey participates as supporters of the Pulaski Exchange Club and local sports teams, including those at both Giles County and Richland high schools. They are also members of the Giles County Chamber.

“One of the services we have provided for a while now is touchless delivery,” Murrey said. “Before the coronavirus, you could go online to see the vehicles we have in stock, shop, click and drive. You never even have to come into the store. We have e-sign and then to your door delivery. If you want to come into the dealership during this time, we are being extra careful and practicing all social distancing guidelines to keep our customers and employees safe and healthy.”

Visit Murrey Chevrolet, Buick, GMC at murreychevrolet.com or at their 1500 W. College St. location in Pulaski. For more information, call 363-3555. 

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