Our People


Years of experience: 45. Year started at Sturdivant: 1969. Even though he is not on the payroll (well, he does get a check—he is the landlord) how could we leave him out? After all he is the founder of what is now Sturdivant's Tire & Auto, Inc. and is on the board of directors. His quality of work and customer satisfaction is what this company is based on. Larry is still around if we need advice or have a problem that only a man of his "old age" (experience) can handle. Larry, alone with his son Darian and grandson Justin, now own and operate D&L Farms. So if you need beef, pork, or home grown strawberries, give them a call at (919) 923-5699.



Started in 1987. Years of experience: 30. Terry wears many hats and holds many titles at Sturdivant's. Examples are "errand boy," "janitor," "check writer" (very important on payday), and a few we will not mention. On the serious side, Terry has been in the tire and automotive repair business since the early 1970s working with his uncle Larry, changing tires and oil, and performing front end repairs. After working on cars for not only his uncle but also Chapel Hill Tire, Terry decided his "talents" were working with customers and sales. After working for several other companies including Paces Tire, Rigsbee Tire, Chapel Hill Tire, and as a store manager for Merchant's Tire in Hillsborough, Terry took over his uncle's business in 1987 and the rest is history. By maintaining the high standards his uncle started, the company has now grown into a major player in the tire and automotive repair business in the Chapel Hill area. At one point in his career he hoped to own several tire stores, but now has decided that owning 1 and doing it correctly by assembling a great team of employees and keeping his hands on the business is what best suits him. As they say, money isn't everything; it's enjoying what you do for a living that matters most!



Started in 2002. 20 years experience. Danny is well...Danny! In all seriousness, Danny is a very valuable asset to our team here at Sturdivant's. Along with being the store manager, he is also the front line go-to man when it comes to waiting on our customers. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to recommendations for your vehicle's recommended services and repairs. Having worked as a technician and getting hands-on experience working in the industry from the ground up is a big asset. He has also received extensive training at Michelin's Training School in Greenville, SC, and, along with other training, he is one of the most knowledgeable tire men in the business. If he's not convinced the tire will do its job, he's not going to recommend it. His humor and wit also keeps the customers laughing and having a great experience with their every visit. He is the _____ of the Laurel and Hardy team - guess which one when you call Sturdivant's and hear that big voice.



9 years of experience. Started in 2003. Known as "Captain Talbert," Jeremy is our go-to man when it comes to high performance tires and wheels, and also vibration problems. With his keen eye and expertise, Jeremy has been able to solve ride problems on vehicles when others have failed. Jeremy is very experienced in mounting and balancing custom wheels and if your vehicle has the new tire pressure monitoring system, he's got your back on that one, too. He is also a certified NC state inspector and a reliable oil change technician. Jeremy is a man of few words with a dry sense of humor. As he says, "I don't get paid to talk."



18 years experience. Started in 2007. After considering several applicants, we knew Steve was both the right fit for our team and we were the right fit for him. Steve comes to us with years of experience in the auto repair business. His specialties include driveability problems (check engine lights), electrical, brakes, timing belts, transmission and drivetrain, and many other areas pertaining to your vehicle. If we were out fishing for a technician, Steve would definitely be "a keeper." Mount him and hang him on the wall—he's here to stay!



2 years experience. Started in 2007. Known as "Tabo" to the guys in the shop, Octavio has quickly earned the respect of his co-workers as a man ready and willing to tackle any task. Tabo is not only a hard worker, but he is also very thorough and careful when it comes to working on a customer's car. We would not hesitate to give him the keys to work on any car, even if it's a $100k sports car, as we have that much confidence in his abilities. Tabo also acts as an interpreter for our Spanish speaking clientele. With his sense of humor we just hope he's not making fun of us in the process!



Wilbur has been doing alignments since 1978, and is well-known in the area. He's been a member of our team since November 2012.

Randy Blake


30+ years experience. Started in 2014. Randy is an excellent addition to our team. He has extensive background in shop function and really takes price in his work.

Jason Crawford


20 years experience. Started in 2014. Jason has been involved in automotive repair/body repair his whole life. As a White Cross native he has worked with several big name repair stores but has decided to "come home" and work with Sturdivant's! Jason is an excellent technician and has a real talent for his profession. He also owns/operates White Cross Auto Sales so if you're looking for a great used vehicle call 919-969-1500.

Homero Lopez


5 years experience. Started in 2015. Homero has been another great addition with his tire and lube tech experience. He is a great employee and has a great work ethic!

Blaine Sturdivant


5 years experience. Started in 2015. Blaine has worked in Chapel Hill area and also in Hillsborough working as a Technician and Service Writer. Blaine is the 3rd generation of the Sturdivant family to work for this company.


You are the most important team member here at Sturdivant's Tire & Auto. Whether you are a lifelong customer or a first timer, without you we would not even exist. You can be assured when you do business with us your vehicle is in good hands. We back up our service with a local in-house 18 month, 18 thousand mile warranty along with a nationwide 12 month, 12 thousand mile warranty through NAPA AutoCare Centers. If you ever have a problem with anything we do, just pick up the phone and give us a call—it's that simple. In the almost 40 years of doing business we have never had a complaint lodged against us with the Better Business Bureau, small claims court, or any other agency. Are we perfect? No. We just simply take care of our customers, along with employing the best team in the industry! So if you've never been here before, come and see what you have been missing!