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How does an auto repair shop fit in the Prince William Chamber?

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Written by ST Billingsley, Owner of HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

I was cleaning out the crap in my office the other day when I came across a couple of items.

One of them was a picture of HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire’s ribbon cutting ceremony that was held with the Prince William Chamber of Commerce on November 1, 2014. 

The other was the ribbon that was signed by those who attended.

When an event is going on like that, you don’t necessarily remember those who come out to support you, such as Bennett Whitlock from Whitlock Wealth Management.

Over the years, you get to build relationships with people who participate in the chamber. 

It reminded me about what how being members of the chamber has benefited HomeTowne.

The chamber offers networking opportunities through its various meetings, Business After Hours, and events. 

This has allowed HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire to connect with other local businesses, and stay up-to-date on legislation and economic development.

HomeTowne has also been able to share its own news, such as being named “Best Tire Store” in InsideNOVA’s 2018 Best of Prince William Awards and HomeTowne’s decision to cover its employees’ health care, with other members.

Additionally, the chamber gives a voice to the business community when local officials are considering legislation that would impact it.

Over the years, due to business constraints, there have been times where I have not been very active with the chamber or very active with the chamber. 

You have to figure out what works best for you, but don’t expect things to just happen if you sign up to be a chamber member. You have to participate and good things happen to those who do.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire supports local business, community

In Community Involvement, News by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Two area businesses are supporting their community.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire recently purchased a meal package at a Boys & Girls Club fundraiser. Dyvine BBQ in Motion donated the food.

“One thing that’s very important that I’m a big believer in is supporting businesses that support our community,” HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire Owner ST Billingsley said.

He encourages others to consider doing the same.

“When you see these fundraisers or you go to them, pay attention to who’s supporting those organizations and please support those businesses,” Billingsley said.

Dyvine BBQ in Motion Owner Derrick Wood brought the meal to HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire on Friday.

Wood, who also serves as the Mayor of Dumfries, contributes to Boys & Girls Club fundraisers because the organization gives children an outlet.

He appreciates businesses and individuals who purchase the packages.

“The money actually goes to get these kids off the streets to get them recreational programming and to actually help develop and stimulate them for a lasting lifetime, to build better citizens in this community,” Wood said.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire recieves volunteer award from Prince William Salvation Army

In Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire was recently honored for the company’s work to support the Prince William County Salvation Army.

HomeTowne employees have actively volunteer for the Salvation Army over several years, providing free maintenance service for their vans and vehicles, and have participated in their Angel Tree holiday giving program and their Fill-a-Truck gift collection program.

The award was given at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner the Salvation Army hosts in Woodbridge.

“We’re very proud to receive this award. The Salvation Army here in Prince William County has done excellent work to serve those in need in our community, and we’re happy to do what we can to help them in their mission,” said HomeTowne Owner ST Billingsley.

In Prince William County, the Salvation Army provides several important services including rent and utility assistance, youth enrichment programs, and food donations that they distribute to families weekly in Lake Ridge.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire assisting Salvation Army with Angel Tree

In Community Involvement, The Salvation Army by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire assisting Salvation Army with Angel TreeHomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is stepping in to help with this year’s Angel Tree program, run by the Prince William Salvation Army.

This year, the Salvation Army is hoping to assist more than 6,200 families in the area, with holiday assistance. According to the Salvation Army, more than 14,000 children need toys, bikes, clothing and educational games this holiday season.

ST Billingsley, owner of HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, was at the Manassas Mall this weekend, manning the Angel Tree, and helping residents select tags to provide gifts to families in need. Each year, we sponsor children from the Angel Tree, as well as fill in the gaps for any items children in the program have requested.

“At HomeTowne, we’re proud to support the Salvation Army, and their effort to provide gifts with the Angel Tree program for the holidays,” said Billingsley.

To get involved, all you need to do is go to one of the Angel Tree locations and select a tag with the wish list of a child in the program, then purchase the items and return them to the tree where you selected the tag, or HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, which is a designated drop-off location.

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HomeTowne’s little free library is a hit in the community

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

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one of our customers letting her kids pick some books from our little free library

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire’s little free library has become a popular destination in the community.

Yesterday we saw a family at the little library, looking through books, and taking some home with them.

Our little free library is internationally chartered, and is part of the Greater Prince William Little Free Libraries initiative in the community.

The library is located right in front of our store, off of Route 1 in Woodbridge.

“We know that promoting literacy in the community is one of the most important things anyone can do. The HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire team enjoyed working on this project to create this little free library in order to give residents the chance to read a great book. Being on route 1 with many people walking by we thought it would be a great place to put one up,” said HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire owner ST Billingsley.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire’s little library becomes chartered, and joins international little free library group

In Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTownHomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire’s little library becomes chartered, and joins international little free library groupe Auto Repair & Tire – one of the first partners in the Greater Prince William Little Free Library initiative – has now been internationally chartered under Littlefreelibrary.org.

This means that our car-shaped library is listed on a map with thousands of other little free libraries around the world.

The HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire little library is located outside of the shop off of Route 1 in Woodbridge.

ST Billingsley, the owner of HomeTowne, received a plaque of recognition from the organization, which he has added to the little free library.

“We are so proud to be part of an international network of little free libraries. We know that promoting literacy is important to our community, and we had fun working on the project and creating our library. Now we hope residents can use our little free library to find their new favorite book,” said Billingsley.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire wins Boy Scouts award

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire wins Boy Scouts award

ST Billingsley received an award on behalf of HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire from the Boy Scouts.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire wins Boy Scouts award

Last night, HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire received an award for our involvement with the Boy Scouts’ 2015 Community Friends for Scouting campaign.

At the Community Friends of Scouting ceremony, HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire was acknowledged for our continued support and involvement with the Boy Scouts.

“At HomeTowne we’re proud that we can support local organizations like the Boy Scouts that help children and the community we live and work in,” said ST Billingsley, owner of HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire was one of the event’s Silver Sponsors, along with Management and Training Consultants, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Lake Ridge, Virginia.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire sponsors Family Shoot Out fundraiser

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HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire sponsors Family Shoot Out fundraiser

Last weekend, Hometowne Auto Repair & Tire was one of the sponsors for the Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation’s family shoot out fundraiser in Fredericksburg.

More than 77 people attended the fundraiser, doubling last year’s numbers.

According to Jerry Saggers, 80% of the participants were related to the Boy Scouts organization.

24 of the participants took part in the skeet and trap shooting portion of the day.

“One of the winners of a big prize was a girl – probably about 8-years old. She won the top gun shoot of .22 and bebe gun shooting,” said Saggers.

Many of the Boy Scouts we helped sponsor at the fundraiser were able to begin work on their rifle shooting merit badge.

“Nobody got a [merit] badge, they got partials, because we didn’t have time to do the whole entire merit badge – there are two parts to it. One is the classroom part, the otheHomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire sponsors Family Shoot Out fundraiserr one is the hands on shooting portion of it,” Saggers commented.

The Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation was able to raise $4,500 at the event, which they will use for their programs.

“The money’s going to be used for two purposes…one is for habitat resource projects, and the other is for our youth and outreach program,” said Saggers.

Boy Scouts Sporting Clays Tournament 2014

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Sporting Clays Tournament by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Inaugural National Capital Area Boy Scouts Sporting Clays Tournament

Boy Scouts Sporting Clays Tournament


Register by May 13, 2014


HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire is proud to be a sponsor of the Inaugural National Capital Area Sporting Clays Tournament for the Boy Scouts of America.

Join us on Wednesday, May 14th at Camp William B. Snyder and meet special guest Dave Butz of the Washington Redskins.

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HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire is Caring for its Neighbors

In Community Involvement, Keep Prince William Beautiful by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire wants Hometowne to be not just a name, but rather to create a sense of community with its neighbors and customers. That is why the shop has joined with Keep Prince William Beautiful to clean up the surrounding area.

HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire is Caring for its Neighbors

ST from HomeTowne Auto Repair and Tire picking up trash in front of Potomac Club

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