In October of 1983 Marty Lang opened The Transmission Store in Nashville after having managed a transmission center of a large franchise brand in Kentucky for a couple of years. It soon dawned upon him that there had to be a better way. It seemed like the prices were way too high in comparison to the cost of doing business there due to the large percentage that was paid out in franchise fees. After having done some research in Nashville and the surrounding area about interest from auto repair shops about a better option for serving their customers with a better price it was determined that there was a great market for this better option. Soon thereafter The Transmission Store opened it’s doors to the wholesale only community serving other shops and dealerships. A short few months later after hearing from the general public all the time about why the public could not buy direct the plan changed.
Since early in 1984 The Transmission Store has been selling to the public as well as repair shops and installing their locally rebuilt products located in the same building as when it was established back in 1983. Marty has owned and operated the shop from the beginning until the present time. Over the years he has become very involved in his community trying to make it a better place to live and do business through his involvement as the vice president of the Dickerson Road Merchants Association. He has served on a board for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and has been a top rated business member of the Nashville BBB since 1983. His goal is to continue to be a good steward for the community and to always do business with honesty and integrity as this has served him well for quite some time.