About Us

Complete Auto Repair & Service

Owner & Son - C. Lee Hollenshade Jr. and C. Lee Hollenshade III

In 1939, on the same spot where Starbucks currently sits at the northwest corner of York Road and Burke Avenue, across from Towson University, C. Lee Hollenshade Jr. opened a Texaco gas station. Moving from west to east across Towson over 80 years and three different locations, the family-owned and -operated auto service business remains rooted in the community it serves.

C. Lee Hollenshade III worked with his father during the World War II era while a student at Loyola High School, from which he graduated in 1944 before joining the Navy. After the war, C. Lee Hollenshade III, returned to the business and eventually inherited the station from his father. In 1972, Hollenshade’s, with the younger Hollenshade having brought two of his four children, Tom and Tim, on board as part-time workers while still students, moved to the corner of Goucher Boulevard and Putty Hill Avenue. Five years later, the expanding business headed about 2 miles northeast, settling at 1501 E. Joppa Road, where it still operates today.

Read more… The Baltimore Sun article (February 2018)

We all rely on our vehicles to support our families in many ways. We also understand that unexpected repairs and breakdowns create stress. We pledge to support drivers and families maintaining their vehicles in a manner we would desire for our loved ones. We promises to diagnose all auto repair problems in an honest and professional manner. The team at Hollenshade’s provides accurate evaluations and estimates and we always stand behind our work.

Aside from our service and repair business the Hollenshade’s brand supports a multitude of local organizations, charities, and initiatives in the greater Towson area. We support both public and private academic institutions, including The Student Support Network. We also have a long-term history supporting faith based institutions, including the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Owner & Son - C. Lee Hollenshade Jr. and C. Lee Hollenshade III

Hollenshade’s Auto Service provides drivers in the Towson area the greatest value in car maintenance and repair by identifying and completing necessary services properly the first time.

Accurate diagnosis and quality workmanship are delivered by our expert staff using proper tooling and factory specifications. When you choose to allow the team at Hollenshade’s to address your car maintenance or repair needs you will receive accurate estimates and the information necessary to make the most informed decision about your vehicle. Once approved, all maintenance and repair tasks are completed in a timely manner to get you back on the road fast and safe.

Meet Our Team


Tom Hollenshade

Tom is a third-generation owner. He has two children Tracy and Evan. Tracy is an alumni of Goucher College and now works as a science teacher at Loyola Blakefield. She is married with two children. Evan graduated from Villanova and works as an electrical engineer. He has recently completed a master of science degree in engineering. Tom is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his free time on the water. He is a seasoned fisherman and enjoys catching a Sunday night dinner out on the Chesapeake Bay. See Tom’s page HERE.


Tim Hollenshade

Tim is a third-generation owner. He has four children Danielle, Tim, Kelly, and Chad. All have graduated four-year universities and his two daughters work in healthcare as RNs. He enjoys many outdoor activities including mountain biking and landscaping. To learn more about Tim CLICK HERE!


Tim Hollenshade Jr

Tim Jr. is the fourth-generation Hollenshade to work in the service center. He is an alumni of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. To learn more about Tim Jr. CLICK HERE!



Avon has been on the team at Hollenshade’s for 25 years. He specializes in scheduled maintenance and tires. He is the proud parent of three children and has two grandsons. His youngest daughter recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, and now works at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.



Dave is the most musically inclined of the Hollenshade’s team. When not working on cars he enjoys riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and playing bass guitar in a local band. He has two children, Sierra and Kasey, who both still live locally. He specializes in drivability and performance diagnostics and repair.



Pat has been on Hollenshade’s team for 15 years and has over 30 years of automotive repair experience. He has 4 daughters and 6 grandchildren. He specializes in steering and suspension, brakes, and hydraulic systems. To see more of Pat in action CLICK HERE!!!



Ken is one of the newest members to join the team at Hollenshade’s. He is a veteran mechanic with over 25 years of experience. He has extensive knowledge of both Ford and Chevrolet makes and models. His experience is derived from time spent in dealerships for both manufactures. He is the proud parent of three girls. He enjoys spending time with his family and working on his modified Ford Mustang. To see Ken in action CLICK HERE.



Jay is one of the most experienced members on the team at Hollenshade’s. He has over 40 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. Most of his time is spent on brake and cooling system diagnostics and repair. In his free time he is an ardent fan of NHRA drag racing.



Paul is one of the newest members to join the lineup at Hollenshade’s. He is a graduate of the Automotive Technologies program at Catonsville Community College. For a hobby he is restoring a 1969 Ford Mustang. Presently he specializes in scheduled maintenance, tires, and brake repair. To see more of Paul in action CLICK HERE!



Christian is the most recent addition to the team at Hollenshade’s. He is a local Loch Raven Raider. He currently specializes in scheduled maintenance, brake service , and steering/suspension repair. As a hobby, Christian enjoys modifying two competition vehicles for drifting events. To learn more about Christian CLICK HERE!

Service Manager


John has worked side-by-side in the office with Tom for 8 years now. He has over 30 years experience in the automotive aftermarket and is an expert in supply chain management. He is a graduate of Loyola University in Maryland. He has two children Sean and Stephanie. Sean works locally as a logistics manager for UnderArmor and Stephanie is a teacher in York, PA.

Our Core Values


Our expert staff and supply chain ensures repairs are completed in a timely manner.


Accurate diagnosis and quality workmanship performed using proper tooling and factory specifications.


We give an accurate estimate and information to make an informed decision about your vehicle needs.


Identifying a problem and completing the repair properly the first time provides you the greatest value.

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