Meet the Staff of TennMotors

Brent Bishop – Sales/ Customer Service

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Brent has been around cars all his life. He has experience from working in the parts department of a major Mercedes Dealer. He has mechanical, detailing, and lot management skills that are extremely valuable to Tennmotors and their customers.

Brent is a true car enthusiast. He enjoys driving sports cars and learning about them. Brent is a family man that likes spending time with his kids and wife.

Scott Culver – Sales Manager

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Scott was in the communications industry before getting in the car business. After 3 years of working for a franchise lot he joined Tennmotors and has been with Tennmotors from the beginning. His dedication and commitment to our customers has always been a big part of Tennmotors success.

Scott enjoys spending family time at the lake. He also likes golf and is a big Tennessee fan as well as Titans fan.

Steve Ivey – Owner


Steve has several years automotive experience with large automotive dealership groups in all areas of sales and finance operations. Steve also had 20 year career in real estate sales and financing. In addition he served in the Submarine Service in the U.S. Navy. He resides in Johnson City and is very much a part of the tri-cities community.

The motivation to start Tennmotors was to treat it’s customers the way Steve would want to be treated. Provide great dependable vehicles at great pricing without all the fees and games in the most honest way possible.

” Our number #1 asset is our reputation to our customers “, as Steve always says. If you want straight answers to your questions, Steve is your guy.

Martin M. – Owner

After serving in the U.S. Navy Martin wanted to open up a dealership.  The best way to learn is by doing, so Martin started as a green pea car salesman.  Soon after got promoted to internet salesman and then moved into management.  After 6 years of working for large franchise dealers Martin started Tennmotors with the intentions of doing things better and providing good quality vehicles.

“I truly enjoy what I do, I love people and I love cars”

Amanda Messick – Bookeeping/ Titles

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Amanda has been with Tennmotors for 2 years and has been an important part of the operations. She assists customers with their titles and anything clerical and she is also very helpful to everyone around the office.

Amanda is very involved in the community. She loves to travel and enjoys meeting people and being part of the team.

Amanda loves cracking jokes at the owners.

TennMotors – Friendly Staff


From the moment you step on our lot until the time you drive away in your next car, your buying experience with TennMotors is our number one priority. We encourage you to use the expertise and resources of our sales staff; they are here to help you find the right car at the right price. Call us today at 423-397-2472 to schedule your test drive!