Member Of The Month2018-06-08T14:31:15+00:00

Member of the Month

Celebrating Ripley County Businesses

The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce would like to celebrate member businesses for the outstanding contributions they make to our communities and the local economy through their continued growth and expansion, innovation and community support.

October 2018 Member of the Month – Tom Tepe Autocenter

Tom Tepe Autocenter has been a General Motors Dealership for 25 years offering New and Used Car Sales, Vehicle Service Repair, Retail / Wholesale Parts Sales, and a state of the art Collision Repair Center.  The Dealership originally started as a carriage shop owned by the Volz Family of Milan and became a Pontiac Dealership in 1924 eventually offering the full line of General Motors automobiles.  Tom Tepe owned and operated the dealership from 1993 until selling to his son Harry Tepe in 2009 which has grown to include the Car Country Group of stores with locations in Aurora, Indiana and most recently Harrison, Ohio. The organization has an Annual Revenue of over $25 Million Dollars and employs over 80 people.


Harry Tepe believes that supporting the local community is more of a responsibility than just a simple choice, Tom Tepe Autocenter / Car Country gives tens of thousands of dollars annually to local charities, schools, sports and civic groups. The annual Tom Tepe Autocenter golf tournament at North Branch Golf Course which draws over a 120 golfers raises thousands of dollars for a selected charity which the employees choose each year such as the Bucket Buddies Mission and most recently SEI Voices for Children, Inc. (CASA).

Congratulations Tom Tepe Autocenter!

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