To service the trucking industry by providing professional and quality products and services to each customer to assist them with the profitable operation of their business.
To constantly find ways to exceed the needs and expectations of each customer.
The company was founded in 1932 by James H. “Bo” Shealy under the name of James H. Shealy’s Garage as a garage for truck repairs.
The original location was at the corner of Sumter and Washington Streets. In 1936 the company moved to 2123 N. Main Street and in 1940, Bo Shealy signed a dealer agreement with Mack Trucks to sell trucks within the Columbia area and vicinity.
In 1944 the franchise territory was expanded to include Richland, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Calhoun and Fairfield Counties. By 1950 the franchise area had grown to include Allendale, Barnwell, Bamberg, Newberry and Sumter Counties. Subsequently, Saluda and Lee counties were added to comprise the current thirteen counties that we consider to be our basic trade area.
Carl D. Shealy, brother of Bo Shealy, joined the business in 1947. On December 27, 1947, the business was incorporated as Shealy’s, Inc. The original stockholders were James H. Shealy, James H. Shealy, Jr., Carl D. Shealy and Clayton J. Meetze.
Bo Shealy remained President of the company until his retirement on March 15, 1972, at which time Carl Shealy was elected President. Carl Shealy also purchased all of the outstanding stock, thereby becoming the sole stockholder. Bo Shealy continued to serve as Chairman of the Board until his death in 1978.
In 1979, Carl Shealy built a new 38,640 square foot facility situated on 4.2 acres at 1340 Bluff Road.
The facility at 2123 Main Street remained open as Shealy’s Main Street Equipment, Inc., a distributor for Marmon and Iveco trucks, as well as for used trucks and parts. This store was closed in early 1984 and operations were consolidated at the Bluff Road store. Both the Marmon and Iveco lines were dropped.
Carl Shealy remained President until his death on January 13, 1984. The company stock subsequently was acquired by Carl Shealy’s sons, Bruce and David. Bruce Shealy was elected President and David Shealy Vice President of the Company.
Shealy Leasing, Inc. was formed in August 1984 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Shealy’s, Inc. for the purpose of leasing trucks and related equipment. In August 1985, the company signed an agreement with East Manufacturing Corporation of
In January 1986, Isuzu Heavy Duty Trucks were added to the product line. The Isuzu product line includes Class 3 through Class 7 vehicles.
The Mitsubishi Fuso line of trucks was added in December 1986 that included trucks in the Class 6-7 and Class 3. Mitsubishi subsequently was dropped in April 1988 in favor of the Isuzu line.
In May 1987 the name of the truck operation was changed to Shealy’s Truck Center, Inc., in order to make the name of the business more descriptive of our line of business. Shealy’s
In December 1987, an agreement was signed with Clement Industries of Minden, La. to sell steel dump trailers in
Also in December 1987, Shealy Leasing became one of the first Mack Distributor Leasing Companies to join the Mack Leasing System and expanded operation to include full service leasing and daily rental.
Western Carolina Mack Sales, located in
In June 1999, an agreement was signed with Western Star Trucks to be a full service dealer in the
In February 2003 the Shealy acquired the Volvo and GMC dealerships in the Upstate from Volvo/GMC truck Center of Greenville. Operations were consolidated at 331 Midpoint Blvd.
In November 2003 the assets of Carolina Trucks & Equipment were acquired. Service operations were maintained at the leased facility at 1515 Old Dairy Rd. under the name of Carolina Western Star.
Shealy Leasing was named the Southeast Region and National Mack Leasing Member for 2005.
Shealy’s became an “Elite Support” dealer for Daimler in February 2012 and has been re-certified each year since. For more information about Elite Support, click here!
In 2016, Bruce’s daughter, Keri S. Hogue was elected Secretary of the board and acquired a minority interest in Shealy’s Inc.
On November 14, 2016 Shealy’s Inc. opened Shealy Truck Center- WNC, a parts and service facility in Candler, NC to service Western North Carolina. The parts and service facility is located at 370 Liberty Road, Candler, NC 28715.
On June 9, 2017 Shealy Truck Center of the Piedmont became a Certified Uptime Center for Mack and Volvo. The Columbia location became Uptime Center Certified in January of 2018. Click here to find out more information about what this means for your business!
The trucking industry has changed a great deal over the years. Undoubtedly, we will see more changes in years to come. However, some things never change. Things such as the importance of the dignity of work and of caring for the business, for its people and for its customers. These are the things that have ensured our success in the past and will continue to assure our success in the future.
Shealy’s Truck Center
Toll Free Phone: 800-951-8580
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a source of concern and as the CDC has declared it as a pandemic, we wanted share some of the steps we at Shealy’s are taking to ensure the safety of our staff and our customers, as this is our #1 concern.
Our teams are working diligently to follow the guidance of the CDC and SC/NC health agencies and we are actively keeping our personnel updated on preventive practices. We are committed to helping you continue to run your operation and we will continue to monitor and adjust our business practices to do so.
Our locations are continuing to be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis, our personnel are using the CDC recommended handwashing health procedures, and we are actively cleaning common areas like counters, devices, bathrooms, steering wheels, dash controls and door handles. We do offer online opportunities for sales as well as have email loops for all parts locations (see website or ask for help if needed) to allow customers to order without having to come to stores. We will continue to offer delivery and shipping options so that you may get your parts at your convenience. We are also pre-packaging orders where you can swing by and pick up and we will bring directly to your car, so you do not have to enter the building. Our teams in our warehouse continue their daily cleaning to maintain a safe environment and our team is using extra care to fulfill your orders.
We have instructed our teams to restrict in person visits unless absolutely necessary, to refrain from shaking hands or making physical contact to maintain the recommended 6 foot distance, and to sanitize anything after every customer. We ask you to please keep others in mind as well and not ensure that if you have a fever you notify your employer and as well and not risk spreading the virus. We have instructed all employees that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, or the flu, to remain at home until they have no fever and have clearance to return to work safely. For the safety of our employees, if you are sick or have a fever please notify our staff prior to coming into building and we will try to find a way to serve you safely.
Our #1 focus is the health and safety of our employees and our customers and we realize that in our industry we must retain an “in person” environment in order to keep trucks running that are delivering all the supplies that are in shortage. When you see the stores fill back up with all the missing products, thank a trucker! And the dealerships that allow them to keep running. We are the fuel that moves the world in this industry and we will do everything in our power to continue to keep you rolling and our personnel safe so that they may continue to serve you.
We hope and pray that a cure will be discovered and that the pandemic will subside soon, so we can return to our lives as normal. Until that time we will exercise an abundance of caution in order to help prevent the spread of this virus.
As always, we appreciate your business and goodwill. We hope you and all your employees remain well during this pandemic.
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