Cars and people.
Two things we’re passionate about.

Meet Our Team
Simon Lawrence
Owner
Simon is a people's person. Before opening a car dealership, he worked with the Lampo Group for 5 years - AKA "Dave Ramsey's". His lifetime achievement goal is to give away 1000 cars then move to Africa with his wife Amanda and 2 boys Jordan and Canaan.
Terresa Smith
Operations & Financial Director
Terresa has over 30 yrs of experience as a sales manager and project engineer working for several well known large corporations. She's married with 4 children, and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys working with various charitable organizations, and DEFINITELY knows her numbers.
Sean Kemper
Recon Director
Mississippi born and raised, Kemper has been in the car business since age 15. From turning wrenches, to managing mechanical operations at a high volume auction, he strives to deliver awesome rides to our customers. His family has called Nashville home for 3 years and love it.
Kacey Kuhns
Director of Finance
Kacey was born in Sarasota, FL & has lived in Nashville for 2 years. She's a Hairdresser by trade, but loves customer service & people. She has a 1 year old, Sebastian, who keeps her on her toes. She came to Providence because interested in doing God's work!
Gabriel Larson
Director of Sales
Gabe was born and raised in Wyoming and has spent the last decade traveling. First in music, then in retail construction, he has since settled down in Nashville and married his wife Devon. They love experiencing all that Nashville has to offer, the people most of all.
Reggie Hamilton
Service Advisor
Reggie was born & raised in Nashville, graduating from NADC in 2010 as a technician. He's been in the car business a long 28 years, and is married. He is an automotive professional, and was PAG's Employee of the year for 2016. He will help you with anything you need!
Ann Swift
Title Clerk
Ann was born in Nashville, and has 3 boys. She was previously a supply manager, & came to PAG for the laid back atmosphere, family-like culture, and likes working for a business with morals in the car industry.
Damon Davis
ASE Certified Lead Technician
Damon was born in Tampa, FL & moved to Nashville December of last year. He was an Air Force aircraft mechanic for 12 years before being medically retired. He went to school learning to work on Harleys, and has his ASC Certification.
Austin Cantrell
Merchandising Specialist
Born and raised right here in Hendersonville, TN, Austin has always been a local here to Music City. He loves his career here at Providence and has a great sense of attention to detail. He is an avid car lover, and has a wonderful family with a wife and 3 children.
Jonathon Johnson
Sales Associate
Jonathon is our newest sales team member. New to the Franklin area, he is excited to know his neighbors and be a part of Providence. He has a passion for helping and serving others. In his spare time, he is an outdoor enthusiast, with a hunger for adventure.
Bridget Whalen
Marketing Coordinator
Bridget is a recent marketing grad from MTSU and a lover of all things creative. She runs our social media and brainstorms fun new ways to spread the word about PAG. You can find her and her cute little dog Shepherd at The Cabin in Franklin hanging with the sales team!
Mitch Whidden
Sales Associate
Mitch is our newest sales guy - he's lived in Nashville for a year now with his wife Jenna, loves making and drinking coffee (he is an ex-barista after all), and he plans to go to Seminary next year. We are so happy to have him here at PAG!
Our Story

A defining moment in our company’s history came during one of our old brainstorming sessions when Simon, Mike and I (the founders of Providence Auto Group) would sit around and ask the question: “How can Providence Auto Group really help people?” The obvious answer is to give people great deals on cars, but we were already going to do that. We wanted to do more. One night after plenty of debate and bouncing dozens of ideas off of each other, somebody came up with it:

“There are single moms struggling to get their kids to school and then hurrying to catch the bus to make it to work on time. There are young couples trying to make ends meet with a baby on the way that have a car, but it breaks down all the time and the heater doesn’t work — and it’s the dead of winter. There are people in our community that desperately need dependable transportation but they can’t afford it. Let’s buy cars for families in need!”

That was our defining moment.

To share a little bit of our personal story, we had talked seriously about starting this company for 18 months until the night we came up with the giving idea. We had even come close to signing on the dotted line for a store in Smyrna. But when the Giving Program became part of who we are, it accelerated things. We didn’t even wait to open our doors before we gave away our first car. We took the money we had been saving to start the business and bought a car for a young couple that needed to get home to Florida after their baby had been released from the NICU at a local hospital. Helping that family was awesome!

Since then, we’ve become more intentional with our giving and have partnered with Mercy Ministries,Thistle Farms and Safe Haven Family Shelter to provide worthy individuals, single parents, and families with dependable transportation. Often, it’s a well cared for trade-in from one of our great customers, like our friend Matt Grimes, who traded in his nice Honda Accord that was used for a recent give.

In a sprawling city like Nashville, the gift of a reliable car can absolutely transform someone’s life. The more cars we sell, the more we can give. Trust us, as much as we love selling cars, giving them away is the best part of our job.