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  • Tom Harper
    Founder

    Tom loved cars all of his life, and channeled it into the creation of Harper Auto Square, which encompassed 7 dealerships, 13 franchises, a body shop, and more classic cars than Tom would likely admit to.  Tom served as president of the Porsche and Audi Dealer Councils throughout the 1980's and 90's.

    Silent in his constant generosity, Tom loved to help people, especially those in recovery, and was so forgiving of failures. He created a culture at the dealerships that honored relationships above all else, and treated his employees as he did his family, with love and respect.   He constantly preached honesty, hard work, and doing the right thing would lead to success. Success was earned not given. He always sought the good in people and would give second, third, fourth, fifth, chances to people in his life.  That culture of genuine care stands to this day and will be his legacy.  His servant leadership stands as the example to all of the employees at Harper Auto Square. He touched the lives of so many people and never sought an ounce of credit.

    Tom will be remembered for his mastery of April Fools jokes, love of Eric Clapton, his friendship with Bill W., and his great big smile that lit up the room.

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  • Shannon Harper
    Vice President
    865-691-2834

    Shannon started at the dealerships washing cars and has worked in every possible position in the dealerships.  He has the same commitment to creating long term enthusiastic customers as his father, Tom.  Shannon is very active in the community as a member of Nucleus Knoxville, involved with East TN Boys and Girls Club and United Way, and on the board of Junior Achievement of East Tennessee and the Dogwood Arts Festival.  Harper is a proud sponsor of Ruthie's Fund, Knoxville Opera, and the Great Smoky Mountains Tremont Foundation.  He has also received an Automotive News 40 under 40 award and is an Introduction Knoxville alumnus.  

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  • Ray Gardner
    General Manager

    Ray has been with the Harper family of dealerships since May 1991.  In his free time he enjoys cycling, hiking, trail running, camping, and motorcycling with his wife and two sons.

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  • Andy Dean
    Sales Manager

    Andy has been with Harper since June 2009

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  • Ryan Hummel
    Pre-Owned Manager
    865.934.2828

    Ryan has been with Harper since September 2015

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  • Jennifer Collins
    Finance Manager

    Jennifer has been with Harper since June 2018

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  • Alison Chittum
    Comptroller

    Alison has been with Harper since October 2000

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  • Joey Collins
    Sales Professional
    865-691-2834

    Joey has been with the Harper family since the beginning in April 1982.  He has a laundry list of hobbies including: cycling, all motor sports, and a slalom and trick water skier.  He is an avid Moto GP fan and an ADV rider.

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  • Derek Bonzagni
    Sales Professional
    865-934-2828

    Derek has worked for the Harper family of dealerships since June 2013.  He moved her from Denver, CO with his wife and daughter.

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  • Trey Clayman
    Sales Specialist

    Trey brings an energetic attitude to the Harper Dealerships, and we are excited he is here!  He has been with Harper since October 2019.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, camping, and spending time with his wife and 3 daughters.

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  • Jack Slagle
    Sales Specialist

    Jack brings an amazing attitude to the Harper Porsche family and is always willing to jump in and lend a hand.  When he is not at work, he can be found playing with his 2 dogs or rolling coal in his Jetta TDI on the East Tennessee backroads.

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  • Thaddeus Rudd
    Inventory Manager
    (865) 934-2828

    With an attention to detail and a strong work ethic, Thaddeus keeps the Dealership's New and Certified Pre-Owned Jaguar inventory looking pristine.

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  • Gary Volpe
    Shop Foreman

    Volpe has been with Harper since August 1995

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  • Mark Nagle
    Service Manager

    Mark has been with Harper since April 1997

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  • Arles Stinnett
    Service Advisor
    (865) 934-2828

    Arles brings his decades long experience as both a Service Advisor and a Master technician to the Harper Jaguar team.  He has been with Harper since February 2016

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  • Darryl Cole
    Service Advisor
    (865) 934-2828

    Darryl brings decades of customer experience to the Harper Jaguar Team and is eager to take care of your Jaguar's Service needs.  In his spare time, he loves Golf and American Muscle cars.  Please give Darryl a call today at (865) 934-2828.

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  • Nick Milligan
    Parts Sales
    865-691-2834

    Nick has been with Harper since December 1997

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  • John Duckett
    Parts

    John has been with Harper since April 2012

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  • Tim Pruett
    Shipping

    Tim has been with Harper since April 2015

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  • Kinsley Vincent
    Title Clerk

    Kinsley has been with Harper since October 2017.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf, a continuation of her career as a collegiate athlete.

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  • Gary Hackney
    Service Porter

    Gary has been with Harper since November 2007.  In his spare time, he raises pet Piranha.

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