Every Story Starts Somewhere
Meet Eh Tha Say
He’s just beginning his career at Chapel Hill Tire, but it was a long journey that brought him to us.
Eh Tha Say’s family immigrated to the United States when he was nine years old. They left war and genocide in Burma for a new life in the United States. They settled in Chapel Hill, and just last June, Eh graduated from Chapel Hill High School.
“I fell in love with fixing cars when I was about 10 years old, watching our family and friends work on theirs,” he said. “It’s just fun to figure out what’s wrong, fix it, and bring the machine back to life.”
As a journey becomes a career path, a passion becomes a profession
Today, Eh works full-time at Chapel Hill Tire and is pursuing his Associate’s Degree at Alamance Community College with the company’s help. Happy to be part of the Chapel Hill Tire family, his joyful smile is a day-brightener for the people he works with. And we’re happy to say he plans to make his next journey down a career path that leads to becoming a Master Technician here.
“Sure, I miss Burma,” says Eh, “because it’s where I’m from. But I wouldn’t trade America for it. Here, you have an opportunity to become what you want. There? No.”
“We service cars,” said Marc Pons, co-owner of Chapel Hill Tire with his brother, Britt. “But we serve people – our customers and each other. It’s great that we get to use our talents to help people take care of their cars, but we’re really grateful that we get to create a place where people take care of each other.”