Nordmeyer moves after 55 years in same location

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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By Lisa Tindell

Since early 1965, Jernigan-Nordmeyer has been a fixture in the downtown Brewton area. Located for more than 55 years at its Saint Nicholas Avenue location, owner Fred Nordmeyer said the opportunity to move was one he couldn’t pass up.
“We have been in the flood zone for years,” Nordmeyer said. “When we had the opportunity to sell the property, it was just the right thing for us to do.”
The business, now known as Nordmeyer Automotive, is making their new home off South Boulevard just a few miles from their old location.
“Our address is 66 Mill Creek Road,” Nordmeyer said. “For folks who may not know exactly where that is, we are in the old Weaver’s Glass location just behind the Brewton Animal Shelter. We’re really not hard to find and we are settling in well.”
Like any move, there are bugs to work out and organization of things that are required to make a new place workable.
“It’s just like any other time you have to move,” Nordmeyer said. “You know it takes a while to find everything you moved. We’re still making space for everything and getting everything settled.”
The new building is offering some great opportunities for the business with more space and the ability to add new services.
“We’ve got a lot more room in this building than our old place,” Nordmeyer said. “We are dedicating one bay to oil changes and lube services. That’s something new we’ve been able to do and we are liking it here very much. We will continue to do everything we’ve always done and getting into the quick lube business. We are doing what we can to meet the needs of our customers.”
Jernigan Nordmeyer Tire, Inc., was the joining of partners Jim Nordmeyer and Fred Jernigan back in 1965 when the two teamed up to offer tires and service to the community.
“Back then the business was a little more than tires,” Nordmeyer said. “The location was also a bus station for Greyhound services. That was normal until about 1995 when the Greyhound company decided they would only run on the interstates and the bus station part of the business ended.”
Since the business move during the week of April 7, Nordmeyer said growth has been evident.
“We have certainly seen an increase in business since we’ve been here,” Nordmeyer said. “We have been busier than we normally are. I’m not sure why that is, but we are happy to see that folks are finding us and coming to us for their needs.”
Some things for the business will remain the same and customers can expect the same dependable, friendly, and reasonably priced services.