Howard Magazine - Page 38 - Best Of Howard: Personal Services

Howard Magazine
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Best Of Howard: Personal Services

Best auto care: Hillmuth Auto Care

12411 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville;
6810 Oak Hall Lane, Columbia; 2480 State Route 97, Glenwood
410-381-1124
hillmuth.com

 

A family-owned business since its inception 40 years ago, Hillmuth Auto Care has always been big on customer care.

 

“In the auto service industry, you have to build relationships, and we’re pretty good at that,” says Billy Hillmuth, who opened the business with his brother, Doug.

 

In that vein, Doug Hillmuth has a mantra he likes to instill in employees who deal with customers: “Have you made a friend today?”

 

“It’s our way of saying you treat everybody like a friend, a neighbor, a brother,” he says. Started out of a two-bay repair shop on Dobbin Road in Columbia, Hillmuth Auto Care now has four locations, three in Howard County.