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Arnie and Brian

Everyone likes to know just who they are doing business with, right? You don’t want to give your trust and hard-earned money to faceless corporations, or worse, those you know to be untrustworthy and dishonest. That’s why we’d like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves to you and give you a chance to get to know just who we are and what we believe.

Meet Brian Webb and Arnie Hernandez, the founders of Hometown Auto. Brian and Arnie have been neighbors and friends for over 10 years. As they got to know each other, they recognized a kindred spirit in each other and a shared philosophy about business, family and life. The basic principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and treating others as they want to be treated define these men. A desire to be contributing members of their community while giving back and helping others are important to them. So, it was only natural for these two businessmen to decide to partner together and create a business that reflected their personalities and philosophies. They both live in Cleveland, shop here, attend Church here, raise kids here. Why not serve this community with a dependable auto sales company? Brian has served in the auto sales and management industry for over 20 years and Arnie is a successful entrepreneur with years of knowledge in the customer service and sales sector. It was a perfect match. They are excited and proud to serve their neighbors and friends in the Cleveland area with great vehicles, excellent service and great values!

Arnie is a 10-year resident of Cleveland, TN. He is a veteran US Air Force officer, where he proudly served our country flying B-52 and F-111 aircraft. An electrical engineer by profession, Arnie has owned and operated for the last 25 years an export business that sells industrial equipment and machinery to customers overseas. Married to Ana Hernandez for 46 years, they are both native of Puerto Rico. They have two sons, one currently living in Cleveland and another in Louisville, KY. This new venture into the pre-owned auto sales business answers to his long-term desire to serve the local community and be more involved with the local business market.

Brian has called Cleveland home for more than 30 years. Brian knows the auto industry inside and out, having worked his way from sales representative to General Manager of a multiple-location enterprise. After working for the other guys over the years, Brian has always had the dream to be able to open his own business that followed his principles and his beliefs. He knows what auto buyers want and he knows how they want to be treated. Brian is married to Kay, a native Clevelander and his wife of 29 years. They have three children; Allie, who is married and living in Austin, TX and Max and Audrey, their 11-year-old twins, who attend North Lee Elementary School. Brian is very involved serving his community through Boy Scouts as Pack Committee Chairman for Pack 3217. He is also involved with Sons of the American Revolution, and his church’s children’s program and leadership roles at Westwood Baptist.

We think it’s important for you to get to know us and learn about our philosophy. So, when you need a vehicle, you’ll feel confident about doing business with Hometown Auto, knowing that we will treat you with fairness, honesty and respect. Because, to put it simply, we are here to serve you and help you find the right vehicle for you at the best value possible.

The Hometown Auto philosophy is: To empower our customers with the knowledge to make the best vehicle buying decision.

Stop by and visit us at 6878 North Lee Hwy, say hello, meet us, check out our inventory and see what we can do for you.

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