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Connie Liles Auto Parts
Phone: (850) 576-1941
Address: 1127 W. Orange Ave. • Tallahassee, FL 32310
M-F: 7:30-6PM • Sat: 8-2 PM • Sun: Closed
Connie Liles Auto Parts NE
Phone: (850) 877-8223
Address: 1830 Capital Circle NE • Tallahassee, FL 32310
M-F: 7:30-6PM • Sat: 8:00-2PM • Sun: Closed

Meet the Counterpros

Connie Liles Auto Parts has a great staff who keeps things running smoothly. Take a few minutes to learn who they are and what they do.

South Store

Frank Evans

Tallahassee Auto Parts Staff Frank

I moved from Naples, FL in 1984 to Gods country, also known as Sopchoppy! In 1986, I started working at Napa until 1991. In mid-1991 until 1995 I worked for corporate Carquest. In 1996 until 2000 I worked for Wakulla County as a Road & Bridge-shop foreman and Ambulance tech. In 2001, I started working here at Connie Liles Auto Parts.

In my early twenty’s I had a 67 Camaro and would love to own/build another one. I currently do not have a project car since I am working on a major house project.

My favorite part about working in auto parts is always learning new things. I started out in the automotive industry more out of necessity than anything you could say at the time. I’m a father of two girls one 20 going to the University of Florida and the other is 30 and the City Clerk of Sopchoppy. My wife has stuck by my side for 31 years so as you can see long term commitment is not a problem here.

Roger Minter

I am from San Bernardino, California. In 1993, I started working for 7 ‘til 9 Auto Parts in San Bernardino, California.

I am currently building a 1989 Mazda RX-7, which has so far remained in its natural habitat, on jack stands. My dream car would be a 1953 Split Window, VW Beetle.

I got into this industry by working construction (industrial painting/finish carpentry). Construction is transitory in nature and not at all stable work so I went to work as an automotive parts delivery driver. Wanting to make more money I moved up to the counter and found that I loved selling parts as much as I loved building cars. The ability to look up any parts and locate any parts was an additional bonus as I am always working on something.

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Nubbin Cobb

Tallahassee Auto Parts Staff Nubbin

I am from Tallahassee, Florida. In 1972, I started working for Baker Alford Company. In 1975, I started working for Keenan Auto Parts until 1991. I worked for corporate Carquest as a manager and regional manager from 1991 until 2015 when I accepted a position at Connie Liles Auto Parts.

I currently do not have a project car but would love to rebuild a 71 Mach 1.

I grew up in the automotive parts industry. I love meeting really great people over the years and building relationships that last a life time.

Tom Porter

Tallahassee Auto Parts Staff Tom

I am from Memphis, Tennessee. In 2004, I started working for Central Auto Parts in Orlando, Florida.

I have driven Jeeps all my life. I drive a Jeep daily and have another at the house I am putting back together.

I enjoy the parts business because I get to meet a diverse range of people and I enjoy helping them get back on the road. Before I was in the parts business I mostly worked as a pizza delivery guy. That meant I was constantly working on my car to keep it running for that job. After the delivery jeep got wrecked, I decided to save my next Jeep by get out of the delivery business. That’s when I applied for a job at Central Auto Parts in Orlando and I’ve been slingin’ parts ever since.

East Store

Billie Land

I am from Tallahassee, Florida. I began selling parts for the City of Tallahassee’s parts department in 2002. My love for automotive began during high school when I tool a shop class. Upon graduating high school, I attended the automotive program at Lively Technical Center between 1982 and 1983. After graduating from Lively in 1983, I accepted a job with the City of Tallahassee as a technician before being promoted in 2002. I retired from the city in 2010 but in 2011, I started selling parts for Connie Liles Auto Parts and haven’t looked back.

I love meeting new people on a daily basis and helping them solve problems with their vehicles. I not only enjoy helping people find what they are looking for but also enjoy taking the part to the customers.

Dee Thomas

Tallahassee Auto Parts Staff Dee

I was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I began selling parts in 1999 at the corporate Carquest store in downtown Tallahassee.

I love helping people find the parts they are looking for to get their car back on the road.

When I was a little girl, my dad had me hand him tools to fix his truck and mother’s car. Ever since then fixing cars has been my dream. So, I am helping others while fulfilling my dream. I know my father would be proud of what I am doing today.

Jamie Pafford

Tallahassee Auto Parts Staff Jamie

I was born and raised in Tallahassee. I began selling auto parts at C & M Core in 1991.

My dream car restoration would be a Duesenberg SJ Phaeton.

My favorite aspects of the automotive aftermarket include, meeting people, learning new things, and our valued customers.

I inherited a love for cars from my Granddad. He owned a Union 76 full service gas station here in Tallahassee. It was there that I began to learn the value of hard work and friendly customer service as a teenager. Give me a call or stop in for a visit, I would like the opportunity to assist you with your auto parts needs.

John Marlowe

Tallahassee Auto Parts Staff John

I was born in Thomasville GA. and started working in the Automotive Parts Industry in 1987 with a small family owned parts store here in Tallahassee FL. I was with them for many years until 1994 when went to work for a corporation until 2003. In 2003, I was most fortunate to get a job at Connie Liles Auto Parts and I been here ever since. My favorite Part about working in the Automotive Parts Industry is the small family owned company and loving atmosphere. We are treated as if we are all one big family.

I started in the parts business, of course, with my love for hotrods. I find building, racing, mud bogging to bring me the most joy. I have a 1954 Apache truck that I am currently working on as my dream project vehicle.

What I love most about working in this industry is the people aspect of it, such as the mechanics and talking shop. I also enjoy learning new things. I must say I am blessed to find something I love to do and be paid to do it.

Fleet Solutions

Derek Gaffney

Tallahassee Auto Parts Staff Derek

I am originally from North Dakota, I started out in 2001 in the heavy-duty truck parts industry working for a Kenworth dealer. I worked in shipping and receiving while also making deliveries. I started selling parts at an International dealership in 2003. In 2004, I decided to move to Tallahassee and took a job working with the Mack dealer in Tallahassee where I worked for 12 years before coming to Connie Liles to run the Fleet Solutions office.

As far as my favorite car to build I like all kinds of different vehicles, I would rather buy a vehicle that is less of a project and more of a driver.

My favorite thing about the industry is the different people you get to deal with past, present and future.


Jarrett Liles

Tallahassee Auto Parts Staff Jarett

I am from Dixie County, Florida. After World War II, my great grandfather, grandfather, cousin and uncle opened a family business that sold automotive parts and hardware. I started selling parts by the time I started junior high school. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1992, my mother and I opened Connie Liles Auto Parts here in Tallahassee, Florida.

My favorite parts about working in the automotive industry is helping people with project cars and seeing their finished projects. I enjoy the happiness I can bring to the customers when I find that hard to find part that others could not find.

I am currently rebuilding a 1929 Model A and 1970 Chevrolet C10.

Connie Liles

I am from Dixie County, Florida. I married into a family who owned an auto parts store and started working at the family’s business, in 1987. In 1992, my son and I opened an auto parts store in Tallahassee. We wanted to provide the best customer service and competitive prices in town while treating our customers and employees as though they’re family.

My favorite part about working in our auto parts store is working with my children, employees and the customer base we have built over the years.

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Phone: (850) 576-1941
Fax: (850) 576-5037
Address: 1127 W. Orange Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: (850) 877-8223
Address: 1830 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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