About Our Columbia Dealership

Our History

Born and reared on a farm in Murfreesboro, Stan McNabb graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. His first aspirations were to be a veterinarian. He later decided to change his major to business management, because of his passion for working with people. His love of automobiles led him to take a job selling for Joe V. Clayton, a Chevrolet dealer in Arab, Alabama. It was there that he met Jamie Stisher, who became his wife in 1977. Stan and Jamie have three children.

 Stan and a friend, Gary Kilpatrick, went into business together in 1980, purchasing a thriving dealership owned by Joe Shapard in Tullahoma since 1945. In 1985, Stan Became the sole owner of the Chevrolet dealership.Stan McNabb's philosophy of business ethics has gained him the excellent reputation that has made his business such a great success. In 1988 Stan purchased the Chrysler Plymouth Dodge store in town. He was happy to offer his customers several options when looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle. 

2005 was an exciting year for Stan and Jamie, when their son Trey McNabb graduated from the University of Alabama and returned home to work at the Ford dealership in Lewisburg. Trey was no stranger to the car business, as he began working at the dealerships at the young age of thirteen. Trey learned everything from detailing cars to oil changes. In 2008, Trey became the general manager at Stan McNabb Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT and in 2010 his brother Trent decided to follow in his dad and brother's footsteps. He moved back to Tullahoma to become general manager of the Chevy store.

In 2011, Trey married his wife Dolly McNabb and in 2012 she came to work for the Stan McNabb Automotive group as Director of Marketing and Communications. Their goal together was simple: To offer the same unbeatable customer service and selection their dad had offered year after year.

In 2018, Trey's dream came to life as the owner of Lucas Chevrolet Cadillac in Columbia called to tell the McNabb family he was going to be selling his dealership. The purchase was completed in record time, and Trey and his family moved to Columbia in 2019. They believe being a part of the community is essential to owning a good business. 

Trey quickly jumped in as a member of Kiwanis and the dealership has sponsored many community events already, such as the Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade, A' Museum (Children's museum), many local middle and high school sports teams, the county fair and more. Both Trey and Dolly are involved with the Maury Alliance. Trey completed Leadership Maury last year and Dolly is in the class now. 

While moving to Columbia before a pandemic has had its challenges, they are in love with the town, and believe it is the perfect place to live and raise a family. The community has been a huge support of the dealership and they are very grateful.