Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to earn your business. We know that whether it is your first car or truck or one of many purchases you have made, you are looking for the best vehicle at the best price. We want you to feel at ease in our showroom while you are gathering information about your vehicle. Since 1974 the Tindol Family name stands for a friendly sales staff, family atmosphere, and honesty you can depend on.
Earl Tindol, our founder, bought the Ford dealership from Buddy Lewis in 1974. Earl has been in the car business his entire life, beginning in Savannah, Georgia where he started as a lot porter and car washer on the used car lot at Bowyer Motors. He quickly worked his way up to salesperson and then Used Vehicle Manager by the time he was in college. He met my mom at the Savannah Chamber of Commerce while collecting Toys For Tots for the Air National Guard, they married soon after, and he took a dealership manager position at a Ford dealership in West Palm Beach, Florida. From there, he became the New Vehicle Manager at a Ford store in Orlando, Florida where we lived for several years. When the Ford store in North Carolina became available, Earl brought our family to good ole Gastonia, and the rest is history! Here we are over 40 years later, still loving what we do!
Natalie Tindol, his daughter, started in the business working after school and on Saturdays while in middle school and high school. She did filing, answered the phones, completed odd jobs, and pretty much any gopher duty you could think of....which she loved! She attended Gardner Park, Holbrook, Ashbrook (roll wave!) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and spent three summers waiting tables and working at a resort in south Florida. Her dream was to be a Cruise Director, but after graduation, she worked for Dad for a few months helping him get "organized" and fell in love with the car business all over again! Now she is the owner and carrying on the