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Automotive business expands into Evans

Posted: July 15, 2014 - 11:06pm  |  Updated: July 16, 2014 - 1:04am
Butler Automotive Service opened a fourth location on Washington Road near Blanchard Road in Evans.   JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Butler Automotive Service opened a fourth location on Washington Road near Blanchard Road in Evans.


A longtime area automotive business recently expanded farther into Columbia County.

Butler Automotive opened its fourth location on May 1 at 4726 Washington Road, near Blanchard Road in Evans.

“It just seemed like the natural direction to head into,” Butler Automotive co-owner Matt Rychly said. “We’ve got a lot of customers who live in Evans. We wanted to reach out and serve them, our existing customers. There’s so much growth out there. We wanted to do what we can to be a part of that growth in Evans.”

The property is the former location of Mike Gavalas Auto Service. Most of the core staff was retained.

Butler Automotive officials also plan to hire additional employees, extend hours to include Saturdays and upgrade the building and diagnostic equipment as well as offer customer service features like free pick-up and delivery, mobile battery service and towing.

Butler Automotive was founded by Bill Butler in 1975. The original location was on 12th Street in downtown Augusta. The Evans location, managed by Greg Kernaghan, makes four Butler Automotive locations also including 187 Baston Road in Martinez, 1401 Reynold St. and 3359 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta.

For more information, call the Evans location at 706-869-0003 or visit

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