CULLMAN, Ala. – Integrity means doing the right thing even when nobody else is looking; that is why Robert Taylor and Mike Pritchard said they chose to re-name their auto shop Integrity Auto Group, LLC. The two men have been in business as Good Hope Service Center in the city of Good Hope, but have relocated to Cullman. Integrity Auto Group is located at 1645 Second Ave. NW (U.S. Highway 31) in Cullman and opened Monday morning.
A grand opening celebration is planned for May 25, along with a cookout and vendor giveaways.
Taylor described the new expansion into the Cullman location as a “one-stop location for all car needs.”
The auto group employed six people at its Good Hope location but hopes to have closer to 30 as it expands its services.
Integrity will offer car, truck, boat and RV sales.
Taylor laughed, “We will sell just about anything with an engine.”
The business will also offer consignment sales for a minimal fee to help customers safely sell their vehicles. Besides sales, the group also offers in-house and outside financing.
The new location will allow Integrity to expand other services including a body shop, mechanic work on foreign, domestic and diesel trucks, detailing, a car wash, new and used tires, a transmission shop and accessories and other automotive needs.
Taylor also offers financing on repairs saying, “The average person can’t always afford a $3,000 repair and we want to help.”
Integrity Auto Group has maintained a Triple A rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Taylor and Pritchard stressed their desire to be great neighbors and community members, with Taylor explaining, “We are really big about being in the community and we are excited about being part of the Cullman community.”
One of the many ways they give back is every graduate from both Cullman County and Cullman City Schools will receive a $25 gift certificate good toward any product or services they offer.
“All these kids will be heading to work or school and we want to give them a little something to help,” Taylor said.
Even better for the young graduates is the one-year roadside assistance service they receive for anything over $25. Because Integrity is a member of the Tech-Net Garage Network, the roadside assistance is good throughout the United States.
Integrity also offers specials throughout the year. Last year it gave free oil changes for Mother’s Day as well as offering discounts to veterans and military families at all times. It also invites church groups and other organizations to learn about fundraiser opportunities.
Pritchard said, “The number one thing we are representing here is Jesus.”
The group hosts a men’s Bible study group each Tuesday night and has offered a gathering place for another group for Thursdays. The Tuesday group held its last meeting this past Tuesday but will begin meeting again in July.
Taylor explained, “Whether it’s working on your car or what it may be, we want to be part of this community. We want to give back to this community. We want to serve this community. We gotta make a living but it ain’t all about that. It ain’t all about the dollar. God’s going to take care of us.”
Integrity Auto Group will be open six days a week, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. For those needing assistance after hours, on weekends and holidays, Taylor encourages people to message Integrity on Facebook and it will do what it can to assist.
He said, “We don’t want to work on Sunday, but if someone needs help or is stranded we will try to help.”
Customers can call 256-735-4000 for more information.
Pritchard added, “God sent us the name Integrity because we are going to do the right thing even when nobody is watching. If we sell somebody a car, yeah we are to put a warranty with it, but if something happens we’re going to stand behind it!”
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