January 21, 2017

Challenger Spotlight: Jeff Hunt, Hunt’s Garage

“A business in a small community can be an important thing,” says Jeff Hunt. Jeff bought a building in the Scott County town of Dungannon, Virginia (pop. 250), where he grew up.  For years he held a full time job and operated his welding shop in the prominently located structure.  Once the site of a sewing factory, the building of hand-made blocks is now the site of Hunt’s business vision.

“It’s always been an ambition of mine to open a full time garage and welding shop. I want to expand into mufflers and tires, and hire other employees,” says Jeff.  That’s only part of the goal of Hunt’s Garage though. “I want to show the younger generation that there is opportunity in this little community.”

The community is poised for more visitors as strategies like the Clinch River Valley Initiative and Spearhead Trails progress.”We’re poised to be part of regional success,” says Melissa Hunt, Jeff’s wife, business partner, and a Dungannon Town Council member. “More people will be visiting our area.”

“A business like mine will make people feel more secure about getting quality care for their vehicles in case something happens,” says Jeff. He’s also hoping to provide limited mobile service when it’s needed, presenting a friendly face and a Southwest Virginia welcome.

Hunt’s Garage is located at 19070 Veterans Memorial Highway in Dungannon.