1250 East Butler Road, Greenville SC - 29607 | 1428 Augusta Street, Greenville SC - 29605
Monday - Friday  
07:30AM - 5:30PM
North Hills Automotivve

Meet our team

"A company is only as good as its people." –No truer words have been spoken when it comes to North Hills Automotive.

Our entire team is dedicated to the purpose expressed in this short phrase, "Done Right, On Time, First Time, Guaranteed." That’s our pledge and why so many loyal customers trust North Hills Automotive to keep their vehicles running right. Our team is here to serve and promises to never breach that trust!

Ken Gamble

Ken is a Jersey boy but relocated to SC in 1978. After spending a few years in new car dealer service departments, he set out on his own. In 1986 he opened his first auto repair shop in the North Hills section of Greenville, SC, hence the company name, North Hills Automotive, Inc. Ken and wife Lauren were married in 1975 and have 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren. When Ken is not at the office he is reading, gardening, fishing, or relaxing with the family. Ken and Lauren are members of Greenville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where Lauren serves in the nursery and Ken teaches an adult Sunday school class. The couple love being at the coast, enjoying their family and spending time at the beach together!

Jacob Gamble

Jacob is the oldest son of company president Ken Gamble, a guy Ken wishes he could clone!

Having strong leadership skills and a tenacity that won’t quit, Jacob makes it happen every day and is especially gifted with people skills. Jacob graduated from Winthrop University in 2002 with a Business Marketing degree and immediately put his education and people skills to work. Jacob started working at North Hills Automotive at the age of 15, so assuming the role of Service Manager early on was no problem.

Married to Carrie, and has 4 children, Jack, Ella, Henry, and most recently Charlotte who they call “Lottie”. Jacob and Carrie are members of Second Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville where the two are involved in various ministries. Jacob was born to fish — offshore fishing is not only his hobby but also his passion! It’s no wonder then that Mahi-Mahi is his favorite menu item and that fishing in Australia would be his dream vacation.

Rob Gamble

Shop Manager
Rob is the youngest son of company president Ken Gamble. He grew up in the shop and started learning the basics at a young age and is the shop manager at our Augusta Street location. Rob graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he received a bachelor’s degree in advertising. Rob is married to Anna Kate and they have two girls, Mae and Annabell. Rob enjoys Gamecock football on fall Saturdays and offshore fishing with his dad and brother during the spring and summer.

Joey Pipa

Shop Manager
Joey joined the North Hills team in 2003 where he has been a steady team player. Speaking of teams; University of Alabama football is high on his list of “most favorite things”! Joey was born in Tchula, MS. but grew up in Southern California. He is married to Rhonda and the couple is raising 5 children — 4 boys and a girl! Joey does get a little free time (occasionally) and enjoys 4 wheeling and serving as a deacon at Covenant Community Orthodox Presbyterian Church where the family holds its membership. Joey received his BS in Business Management in 2014. Joey and Rhonda love to take the family camping and spending time in the outdoors. It is Joey’s smiling face that you’ll see first when entering our E. Butler Rd Service Center, always ready to go out of his way to help others.

Jay Ledbetter

Parts Manager
Jay earned his BA in History from the University of South Carolina and began work at North Hills upon graduation in 2002. Jay is from Spartanburg, SC. He and his wife Amanda have two children (Ellie and James) and are members of First Baptist Church Spartanburg. Jay loves to play golf and, besides spending time with his family, enjoys hunting and fishing. Jay loves Mexican food and dreams of fishing the waters off of Belize someday. His vast knowledge of procuring auto parts is a major benefit to having this seasoned veteran on the North Hills team.

Joseph Bowman

Parts Manager
Joseph is originally from Cumming, GA. He and his wife Emma are members of the Covenant Community Orthodox Presbyterian Church and are involved with the Rivertree Singers. As hobbies, Joseph enjoys running, hiking, listening to music, and playing ultimate frisbee. Also, his favorite car is the Ford Bronco and when it comes to food, he loves sushi! He dreams of hiking the Rocky Mountains one day.

Bonnie Parker

Service Writer
Bonnie is originally from Freehold, NJ. She and her husband Dan have a son named David and they love watching Clemson Football games. Bonnie has been a great addition to the North Hills Team! When it comes to food, she is a huge fan of Mexican and Italian food, and she would love to travel to Europe, particularly Scotland and Ireland.

T.J. Barnhart

Service Writer
TJ is originally from Streetsboro, OH. In his free time, TJ is active with the Trail Side Trotter Run Club in Greenville, SC. He and his wife Amanda have two sons named Warren and Noah, and they attend Grace Bible Church in Lyman, SC. Also, TJ loves 68 Camaros, Italian food, and Alaska would be his dream vacation.

Elijah Worch

Service Writer
Elijah is from Fayetteville NC and recently married Aliya which is what brought him to Greenville. He loves playing the violin, piano, or guitar with his family and enjoys attending church with his wife. His favorite ride is the Honda Civic SI and would love to take one for a road trip to Destin, as that’s a place he says he would love to visit. We’re glad that Elijah decided to move to Greenville as he is a great addition to our Butler Road staff. When it comes to food, he likes to keep it simple, his favorite dish is the classic breaded chicken parm!

Steven Lewandowski

Operations Manager
Steven joined the North Hills team in 2014 and loves working in the Auto Repair industry. He is married to Sarah and they have two children, McKenna, currently attending USC and Matthew. Steven and Sarah are members of Greenville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where they both serve in different capacities. Steven enjoys reading and writing, but hunting and fishing are what he loves to do when time allows. No wonder Steven says, “I would love to go salmon fishing in Alaska someday!” Professionally, Steven has been a great addition to our corporate office and is always finding ways to make us more efficient and helping wherever needed.

Lauren Canady

Office Administration & Bookkeeping
Lauren joined the North Hills team in 2017 where she is the controller. Lauren is married to Avery Canady and has two children, Avery and Preston. Lauren is from Greenville, SC and enjoys volunteering at the Greenville Humane Society when she can. She enjoys exercising and running as well as sitting down with a good book. Lauren puts family first and says that her dream vacation would be anywhere with her family, where she can relax while being in the outdoors.

Dennis Kovacs

Shuttle Driver
Dennis and his wife “Kandy” are from Fairlawn, NJ. He earned a B.S in Engineering and after a long career in Automotive Manufacturing Management (35 years) and Real Estate Sales (10 years) and retiring to South Carolina, Dennis is now enjoying his time as our Customer Shuttle Driver. Dennis makes a great conversationalist while driving customers to their destinations. His love for people is demonstrated in his involvement with Brookwood Community Church, God’s Pantry #8 and Salt and Light Ministries. When spare time allows, Dennis enjoys playing golf, walking, and landscaping. We hear he’s pretty good at Sudoku, too. Is there a European River Cruise on the Danube in Dennis and Kandy’s future? Dennis says, “That would be my dream vacation!”

Stuart Jackson

Shuttle Driver
Stuart is one of the shuttle drivers for our Augusta Street location. He is originally from Huddersfield West Yorkshire, UK., but relocated to Greenville with his wife Anne Erin and his two sons Craig and Graham. Stuart is a retired electrical engineer who also has a passion for flying. While he does not fly anymore, Stuart used to avidly fly single-engine planes and gliders. He is a member of the Carolina Soaring Association and also attends the Greenville ARP church with his wife.

Bill Lynch

Shuttle Driver
Bill is one of the shuttle drivers for our Augusta Street location. He is originally from Monaca, Pennsylvania but relocated to the Greenville area with his wife, Charlotte. Bill has two children, Jeffery and William, and enjoys photography and gardening. Bill wishes to one day travel to England, Scotland, and Ireland. Bill and his wife attend Earle Street Baptist Church.

Jim Newman

Shuttle Driver
Jim is a shuttle driver at our Butler Road location. He joined the North Hills Automotive team in 2017. His easy-going and friendly personality make him a natural for the role.

Paul Togno

Shuttle Driver
Paul comes to the North Hills auto team by way of Netcong, NJ. Paul and his wife MaryEllen have four grown children and seven grandchildren. When he’s not spending time being Grandpa, you’ll find Paul working as a customer service shuttle driver for our Butler Rd location.

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» Annual inspection - full vehicle inspections

» Diagnostics

» Engine and transmission repair/replacement

» Michelin tire dealer

» All factory recommended services performed

» Brake experts

» AC repair

» Hybrid repair - including battery replacement



1428 Augusta Street,

Greenville SC 29605

Main: 864-233-9002


1250 E. Butler Road,

Greenville SC 29607

Main: 864-234-1002

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