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In 1929, when our country was entering the great depression, Blair Coiner founded his company with high hopes, perseverance and determination. He started by selling auto parts to car dealers, service stations and garages. A Model T 1-ton truck ran a sales route from Winchester, VA into North Carolina, “rendering dealer service of the highest character at all times.”
In 1933, the company offered “door-to-door” service with a fleet of 6 specially constructed trucks that carried hundreds of parts and offered mobile machine shop services. Our salesmen traveled delivery routes that kept them out for up to a week at a time, servicing remote rural areas where replacement parts were hard to come by.
By 1941, the company had grown to 18 employees and serviced approximately 800 “wholesale only” accounts. Training and education were extremely important, even then, to providing quality service. Employees and customers loaded onto buses for trips to manufacturer’s facilities for up-to-date training.
After growing to 60 stores and 300 employees, Coiner Parts changed its name to Fisher Auto Parts in 1983. Art Fisher continued the company’s dedication to providing the professional installer with quality service that was second to none. Giving our customers name brand parts at competitive prices and the fastest, most accurate delivery service available was, and still is, the focus of Fisher Auto Parts.
And now, over 90 years later, Fisher Auto Parts is still dedicated to the professional technician. Bo Fisher, Mr. Coiner’s grandson and C.E.O. of Fisher Auto Parts, continues the commitment to “rendering dealer service of the highest character at all times. Our goal is to provide customers the best overall value in the automotive aftermarket.”
We strive to serve our customers by:
- Exceeding expectations in value, quality and service
- Offering fast, dependable delivery service
- Providing quality name brand parts at affordable prices
- Saving customers money by saving them time through express delivery
- Pleasing each customer with service they deserve
- Providing employees with the opportunity to advance and treating them with respect
The Automotive Aftermarket has seen many changes since 1929, but our commitment to the professional installer has remained constant throughout. When time counts, professional technicians count on Federated Auto Parts.