The Import Service Center opened for business as "The Beedle Barn" in 1974 in a one-bay service facility located on Old Trolley Road in Summerville, South Carolina. Initially, two employees performed automotive repair work only on air-cooled Volkswagen Beetles.
Throughout the 70's our business grew along with the Summerville area. During this period we diversified along with our customer base and began servicing various other makes of imported automobiles. By 1976, the original building had become inadequate, and the business moved to a larger facility located nearby on Trolley Alley. This location was also rapidly outgrown, and in 1984, we built and moved to a much larger four-service-bay facility at the corner of Old Trolley Road and Trolley Alley. We employed six and were known as "Auto Import Service Center."
During 1994, the founder of the business, Robert Yarborough, retired. His sons Bill and Bob Yarborough carried on the day-to-day operation of the growing family-owned business. A further important milestone occurred during the late 1990's when the South Carolina Department of Transportation announced a major expansion project for Trolley Road. This necessitated yet another move for the business that by now was incorporated as "Import Service Center." We acquired a conveniently located three-acre site situated between Trolley and Ladson Roads in 1998 and began construction of a new building in 1999. The Import Service Center's customer-friendly, state-of-the-art, 9,000 square foot service facility began serving customers in January 2000 at 765 Travelers Boulevard.
Our customers appreciate the ease of access, ample parking and thoughtful design of the new service facility. Even more important, they always receive the personal attention and outstanding, affordable automotive service that has been our hallmark since 1974.
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