J.E. Hitt – Experienced Auto Repair Center Since 1946
Serving the Weston, WV, Community For Over 77 Years
J.E. Hitt Garage, LLC, has been a family-owned and operated auto center committed to customer satisfaction since 1946. With 77 years of experience, we are the professionals to call for any auto service you may need. From hail damage repair to towing services, auto detailing, and everything in between, we offer the best of the best when it comes to reliable repairs and cosmetic upgrades.
Four Generations of History at J.E. Hitt Garage
J.E. Hitt Garage was established in 1946 by James E. (Red) Hitt. He started the business as a salvage yard and used parts center located in Shady Brook of Weston. In the early 1950’s, he purchased land for the developing business in Deanville of Weston, the current location of the garage.
In 1971, Red handed the company down to his son, James E. (Jim) Hitt. Jim expanded J.E. Hitt Garage by adding 24-hour towing services, a mechanic shop, and a body shop. Jim operated the business until his retirement in 1992.
Upon retirement Jim’s son, Timothy N. (Tim) Hitt, became the third-generation owner. Under Tim’s stewardship, the business continued to grow with the addition of the top-of-the-line alignment shop, an upgraded body shop to include a state-of-the-art paint booth, and the addition of a full-service auto detail shop.
Currently, J.E. Hitt Garage is owned and operated by Tim’s daughter, the fourth-generation owner, Cortney (Hitt) Harris and husband, David. Cortney and David carry on the J. E. Hitt Garage tradition of quality work and excellent customer service.
J.E. Hitt Garage Company Milestones and Community Awards
In January 2000, J.E. Hitt Garage received the governor’s millennium small business award for demonstrating leadership and success in West Virginia’s small business community. In January 2001, J.E. Hitt Garage earned the certificate of achievement of 55 years of continued growth and customer satisfaction. In November 2007, the garage became a Limited Liability Company, employing over 10 employees.
In 2020, Tim Hitt was named Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year. In 2020, 2021, and 2022, the Lewis County Choice Awards named J.E. Hitt the #1 Auto Body Shop. Over the years, J.E. Hitt Garage has become the one-stop shop for all auto repair and servicing needs. We continue to take the time to ensure the safety and satisfaction of its customers.