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Smith Garage Equipment, Inc. (SGE) is a veteran-owned small business corporation (S-Corp) that was established in the state of Kentucky on February 8, 2016. SGE sells and distributes automotive service equipment to automobile dealerships, independent repair facilities, heavy-duty truck shops, municipalities, and manufacturing facilities. In addition to our corporate team in Frankfort, KY, SGE has 26 Independent Territory Sales Representatives covering territories across 15 states throughout the Southeast and Midwest.
Although SGE was established in 2016, our company history dates back to 2003 when our proprietor, Howard Smith, established Southern Automotive Garage Equipment (SAGE) before eventually incorporating and transitioning to SGE After 4 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force, Howard began his automotive career as a diesel technician and transitioned to a position with S&S Tire. Through his growth and development with S&S Tire, SAGE (and eventually SGE) was born. Nineteen years later, Howard has built SGE into an industry leader in automotive equipment distribution and cemented SGE’s position as the dominant source for Hunter Engineering Equipment.
Through over 20 partnerships with various manufacturers, we provide virtually any automotive service equipment needed to ensure your business is as efficient and profitable as possible. Leading the way for us is our partnership with Hunter Engineering. Hunter continues to be the industry leader in passenger car and heavy-duty wheel service, alignment and inspection equipment and we have been their #1 U.S. distributor since 2017. We have built and continue grow this relationship through our continued partnership with all local Hunter Manufacturers Representatives and Service Representatives.
The SGE team and our Territory Sales Representatives operate under very simple principles: to learn and understand you and your business, identify where you want your business to be versus where you are currently, and determine how we can help you attain those goals by leveraging the best automotive equipment in the world.