Troy Lu Pung celebrated his sixth year as the owner and operator of GSI Auto Group on August 25. What started as a small auto repair shop continues to grow and expand services to meet the needs of customers across Western North Carolina.
“We started off with sales and service, added motorsports in 2015,” said Lu Pung. “We have primarily been focused on “Premium Auto Care” where we strive to provide the utmost best service possible.”
- After graduating from Western Carolina University where he studied Business, Lu Pung combined his education with his love of all things automotive and established GSI Auto Group in Franklin. Devin Nordan serves as the shop manager and has 12 years of experience as an expert in repair.
Not just your average automotive repair shop, GSI specializes in the maintenance and repair of German and Japanese automobiles, as well as domestics. They are also a performance shop, allowing them to cater to all of their customer’s high-performance needs.
This Spring, right as COVID19 became known as a Pandemic, GSI Auto Group embarked on yet another expansion project to better serve the region. Lu Pung and his team added a body shop in March, expanding his expertise from mechanical repair to the aesthetics of vehicles. From repairing scratches and dings from fender benders to new paint jobs, GSI’s newest expansion has allowed Lu Pung and the team to be a one-stop-shop for automotive care.
“We have always pitched ourselves as a one-stop-shop offering sales, service, and motorsports,” said Lu Pung. “We thought in order to live up to that expectation we should have a body shop as well. We did minor body repairs in the past and now that we have a body shop we can offer major body repairs such as collision, restoration, and more.”
With the addition of services came a need for a comfortable space for clients to wait while their car is being worked on, so Lu Pung redesigned GSI Auto Group lobby to make it a relaxing and inviting space.
“In Spring we finished expanding our lobby at GSI,” said Lu Pung. “A comfortable waiting area for our guests to enjoy a cup of coffee, tv show, or work using our guest WiFi while we get their vehicle back to running as good as new.”
They don’t just repair and restore vehicles at GSI Auto Group. GSI also has a unique sales collection catering to car enthusiasts. Focusing on unique vehicles the team dreams about owning themselves, GSI Auto Group sells vehicles too. All vehicles sold by GSI are hand-selected and endure a rigorous vetting process before being offered to customers for sale.
GSI Auto Group is located at 5084 Georgia Road in Franklin. Call 828-349-1688 to book an appointment for your next automotive or bodywork needs!