About Our Shop in Chapel Hill, NC

Meet Our Team!

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Read more about Tonnika Haynes and William Brown in this article from FenderBender.com

Excellence Since 1980

Brown’s Automotive was founded in 1980 by Tonnika’s father, William Brown. William grew up in Durham and Charlotte, NC. In 1980, after serving with The United States Marine Corp, he returned to the area to build his automotive business. The Brown’s Automotive was originally located in Carrboro. In 2001, William opened the doors to his dream shop, our current location.

Tonnika started out as a kid answering the phones and helping her father during summer breaks. In 2001, she took over as Shop Manager and in 2016, after the retirement of her father, became the shop owner. Tonnika holds an ASE Service Consultant Certification and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her free time, Tonnika enjoys being with her sons, Santana and Jordan, camping, traveling, fishing, watching football, and playing Team Mom for various kids’ sports.

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