Louis Edgar Austin 8/1/1896 -
Louis opened Georgia Auto Parts Company located at 714 Marietta St NW, Atlanta,
GA in the
early 1920's. In 1932, Louis (shown on the left) moved Georgia Auto Parts
to 1036 Bankhead Hwy. Louis rebuilt engines for Sears and Roebuck, delivering them throughout the
Southeast. He is credited with being the first company to go out over 50 miles
and recover damaged vehicles.
It was customary, before that, for the owner to abandon a smashed T-model on the
side of the road and eventually, highway construction crews would plow them
under. Louis would rebuild the damaged T-models. For $ 35.00, you could trade in your
broken down T-model for one
reconditioned. Of course you had you choice of colors, since they were all
Charles Edward Austin 6/4/1920 -
Charles worked for his father, rebuilding engines.
He delivered them throughout Georgia and Alabama. Parts were delivered to the
bus stations in your hometown. Charles left his fathers business opening
an automotive repair shop. In 1947, he built and opened Austin's Auto Parts located
at 947 Bankhead Ave. In 1953, he sold the building to Dixie Auto Parts, which
today is New Dixie Auto Parts. Charles opened a new business under the new
name of Austin's Used Trucks at 966
Bankhead Ave. The business mainly rebuilt and sold used trucks, with parts playing a minor
role. Primary sales of flat dumps, which were built in the shop, was the
majority of the business. Out of every three trucks purchased, two
were rebuilt, the third sold or used for parts. Most of the business was from repeat
customers or direct referrals.
Jerry Edward Austin 1939 -
Jerry went to work for his father in 1969. Jerry
managed the sales operation until gaining partnership in 1974. In 1974, Austin's
moved to 6001 Fairburn Road, Douglasville, GA. The business grew from an
inventory of $ 50,000 to over one million dollars by 1984. Due to the
expansion of the City of Douglasville, Austin's moved to 2545 Cochran Ind Blvd,
Douglasville, GA in 1987 (present location). Jerry built a business
on trust. With referrals and repeat customers, the business grew to over
11 acres. Jerry still maintains an active role in the decisions of Austin's Used
Stephen Edward Austin 1962 -
Stephen went to work for his father in 1991.
Austin's Used Trucks became less dependent on rebuilding mid-range trucks.
In 1994, Stephen started reorganizing Austin's to a truck parts operation. The
name was incorporated to Austin's Used Truck Parts and Equipment Company, Inc.
Today, Austin's has the Hollander Powerlink computer system with over one
million dollars in parts on 14 acres. In 1997, Austin's became one of the
seven State of Georgia's vehicle salvage inspection stations. In 1999,
Austin's was rename to Austin's Used Truck and Auto Parts. We now have over 2000
salvage cars and trucks. In 2002, Austin's purchased a car crusher and started
recycling autos and trucks. We hope to further grow with the help of this web
site and Hollander's EDEN parts
locator. Now, anyone with access to a computer web browser can search our
inventory of parts.
Paul Edward Austin 1995 -
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