Hughes Automotive located at 7116 Harrisburg Road, Charlotte NC 28215 has been in business since 2004. Hughes is a family owned and operated 5-service bay facility, that has been running under new ownership with the Littlejohn Family, local to Mint Hill, NC. The shop is an above average professional facility with ASE certified technicians that are highly qualified and provide superior service that prides itself on honesty and integrity. We operate closely with NAPA Auto care as the largest repair facilities in this market. We are independently owned and managed which allows us to provide service that is flexible to our customers. We service most makes and models in a wide range of age of vehicles from Domestics to Foreign. We provide individual owned vehicle service as well as fleet service programs. Dave Littlejohn our commander and chief grew tired of corporate life, and bought Hughes Automotive to run with his sons Brad and Brandon. Dave, with the help of his family, was able to keep the company thriving through the 2020 COVID pandemic that shut down so many family-owned businesses across the country. Hughes Automotive is dedicated to providing quality automotive service to Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

Our Team

Dave Littlejohn

-President/ Sales

Dave has over 28 years of experience with fortune 100 companies developing teams to ensure we not only take care of customers but to make sure employees are exceeding their capabilities

Brad Littlejohn

-Shop Foreman

Brad, is the oldest of the Littlejohn brothers. Born with a wrench in his hands, Brad built his own 1972 Chevy C10 Pickup Truck when he was just 14 years old. He is a graduate of the T10 program at CPCC in 2009 and is an ASE Master Technician who has over 16-years of experience in auto repair. Brad honed his skills working for Toyota and when the time was right, he moved to Hughes to lend his talents. As shop foreman he provides insight on vehicle diagnosis, inspects repair equipment, he oversees repairs completed by other technicians, trains new techs, and much more. He is a proud husband, and father. Brad enjoys modifying trucks in his spare time.

Brandon Littlejohn

-Service Manager/ Sales

Brandon, the youngest of the two brothers, is our service writer. He will be your main contact during repairs, providing you with all of the information you need, and answering any questions you have. Brandon also procures our parts and handles any quotes needed by customers. Before moving to Hughes Brandon worked with his brother as a technician at Toyota. He was the first Littlejohn to work at Hughes, helping the business operate during the pandemic alongside his father, Dave. He has 6 ASE certifications and is our resident “problem solver”. His specialty is diagnosing challenging vehicles. Brandon is the proud father of our shop dog, Jack.

Thomas Bagger


Being a highly skilled technician, he was working as a Team Leader at Toyota, with Brad and Brandon under his command. Thomas has 5 ASE certifications. He has 15 years of experience at Toyota and 2 years at Cadillac, and he brought all of those skills here to Hughes Automotive Center. Thomas can fix anything! In his spare time he enjoys working on his LS Truck making it loud and fast. He is a proud husband, and proud new father!

Justin Willems


Our newest addition at Hughes Automotive, Justin is a Master Diagnostic Technician. He worked with Brad, and Thomas at Toyota for 10 years. Then, for 4 ½ years, he moved into working on heavy machinery and equipment. Along with motor vehicles, Justin can repair skid steers, tractors, mini excavators, lawn mowers, and other types of small equipment. He is a proud husband, and father!

Kim Littlejohn


Matriarch of the Littlejohn family, Kim has 35 years of making sure our family values are implemented. She is a registered nurse as well as a Real Estate Broker. Although she is an owner, she maintains full-time employment as a certified Nurse case manager

Rachel Downing

-Office Manager/ Marketing Coordinator

Rachel is our office administrator. She is the first person you see when you walk in, making sure customers are taken care of and treated just like family. She handles all customers in and out, and keeps up correspondence with our large accounts. She is recently relocated back to her home town of Mint Hill, from Georgia. Using the skills she learned from marketing her contracting company, she has brought a unique creativity to our business.”

jack our shop dog