Meet the Staff of Thrifty Used Cars and Tires LLC
Henry M. Wallis, Jr. - Owner/ GM
Angela Simms - Collection Mgr, Office Mgr., Sales Mgr., Fleet Loc
Angela Sims, was the first person we hired after we opened. She started off as a customer purchasing a car from us. She then referred 10 people to buy cars from us and used her referral bonuses to pay her car note! So when we were ready to hire someone she was the natural choice. She has been w/ us for 3 years. She is married to Zac our Lead technician. She does an outstanding job and is here Tues-Sat taking care of business. She is also the person who will call you if your payment is late. She is a very sweet competent person who has the full trust of ownership. Angela treats every one w/ kindness and respect until it is not reciprocated. She works for Thrifty Used Cars and Tires and we respect all of our staff. If someone gets rude obnoxious or out of line w/ her she will be the first person to let you know you need to check yourself. She isn't here to take peoples ugliness and you will be asked to leave. Sometimes the BHPH business doesn't bring out the best in people but she is not the person you need to take it out on. I became a ordained Minister to Marry her and her husband Zac 2 years ago. You also may see her son here sometimes on weekends and summer. His name is Ryder and he has been part of the team since Angela came to work for us. Angela can handle any question you may have and knows how we want the business run. She understands the customers perspective b/c she is one and she understands ownerships side because she has worked here for 3 years. There isn't a better person to answer any question you may have. SHE IS A VERY BIG PART OF OUR SUCCESS STORY AND WE ARE VERY GLAD SHE CAME TO WORK FOR US!!!
James "Tiger" Lovett, Sr - Contract Mechanic (Suspension, Brakes, Tires, Deta
James "Tiger" Lovett has been doing contract mechanic work here for 2 years on a regular basis and one year on a part time basis. We contract Tiger and his services usually 5 days a week. He does all the dirty work and not so fun mechanic things we need done. He does all of our brake, suspension, oil change, transmission fluid, tires, detail, general labor things we have a need for. Tiger also is available to do work outside the scope of work we contract him for. Tiger is his own company and can enter into contracts as he so pleases. Tiger is contracted by Thrifty Used Cars and Tires on all work he does for the dealership. If he decides to do work outside of that contract Thrifty isn't liable or responsible for the work done. We contract Tiger for his services just like you would if you and him agree upon work. Tiger works hard and is always punctual and ready to work. You wont find a person w/ more drive to earn a dollar any where. It is his willingness to do anything and everything that makes us contract Tiger as often as we do. There is no job to Dirty or beneath him and he attacks each job w/ the same vigor. Tiger learned much of his talents from racing cars on dirt tracks in his youth. He was a one man show racer, mechanic, and car owner. Tiger is Angela's father and Zac's father in law. He is a long term resident of Kiln, MS and seems to know everyone that happens to step foot on our Car Lot. Tiger has a large family and has spent plenty time keeping his own families' fleet moving! You will see Tiger around the dealership often and will gladly answer any question or concern you may have. If he doesn't have the answer he will get it for you promptly!
Zach Simms - Contract Mechanic (Diagnosing, Motors, Transmissi
Zac Simms- Zac is Angela's husband and has been doing mechanic work off and on for us for 3yrs. We hire Zac for all motor work on our cars that needs to be done and general repairs. Zac has rebuilt cars and swapped out motors and done timing belts and put motors into time in his past experience. He also has a little experience in minor transmission rebuilds and has changed out transmission solenoids for us. We contract Zac and his services on a regular basis. If you would like to contact Zac about doing repairs for your car we have no problem w/ that. Zac is his own company that we contract to work on our cars just like you would! So any contract or work agreed upon by you and Zac is outside the scope of Thrifty Used Cars and Tires LLC. We have complete trust in Zac's ability that is why he is our go to mechanic of choice. If he doesn't think his services are what you need he is very upfront and honest w/ his customers and us. We highly recommend Zac and if we didn't have complete trust in his ability we would use someone else. He is a little on the quiet side but is very honest and truthful w/ us and our customers. You will see Zac here often b/c we contract his services on a regular basis!!
Kenneth Sprouse - Internet/Web Site Development
Kenneth Sprouse is our web page coordinator. I first met Kenneth when he came by to purchase a car w/ a friend. They didn't purchase a car but Kenneth became one of our main followers on Facebook and helped promote our dealership locally in Bay St. Louis. Keneth works at the Silver Slipper full time as a security officer. He is contracted out by Thrifty for his services. Kenneth takes all the pictures for our website. He arranges the cars on the lot for us also. Keneth has a love for the car business like very few people I have ever met. He loves all things cars trucks suvs and mini vans. He is always suggesting new ideas and is very energetic and passionate about his job and life!! We are glad to have Kenneth's services and we appreciate his hard work!!
TJ Sterling - Collection Mgr
TJ Sterling is the collection manager here at Thrifty. He is over all things pertaining to your car payment. I recruited TJ to come to work for us b/c we needed someone w/ his skill set to assist us in our Collection Department. Our dealership has seen significant growth the past 2 years and our collections were starting to fall behind. So I hired TJ to get us caught up and for him to maintain the accts at an acceptable delinquincy percentage. TJ has experience Managing a Corprate Finance Company and he was the manager at Loan Masters next to our original Location. When we first openned we started of slow and I use to sit on the porch and watch people line up along highway 90 on Fridays waiting to get into the parking lot so they could make there payment at Loan Masters. Watching this for 2 months is what gave me the final push to change our format and business plan into the current BHPH format that we have now. So TJ has seen our growth since day one and I respected how he ran his operation. I told him many years ago that one day he would be working w/ me once we were big enough. That day came and we are glad TJ came to work w/ us and look forward to many years of success together. TJ is very driven and motivated and pushes to get ahead and wants to grow with the company. His goals and ours aline perfectly. Stop by and say hi to TJ so he can put a name w/ a face!!