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Meet Our Owner


Ricky Oneil Young

bodypicrickyownershipYoung’s Auto Center and Salvage is individually owned by Ricky Young of Benson, NC. Mr. Young’s leadership role in the recycling industry began in 1972 after taking over the day to day operations of the family business and introducing one of the area’s first mobile crushing units. His passion for the well being of the auto salvage industry, his employees, the local communities and the thousands of Young’s customers is evident in every used part sold and every car crushed. If you were to visit Mr. Young at his Benson office and ask him the secret to his company’s success, he would reference a plaque on his wall that reads: “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those that hustle”. He lives and works by those words daily as you are equally as likely to find him filling in for Young’s loader driver, a truck driver, or a parts salesman as you are to find him performing his duties as an officer and advocate of the salvage industry in meetings with dignitaries in Washington, DC. A quick glance at Mr. Young’s Bio Sheet tells you all that you need to know about his commitment to excellence and the “Hands On” ownership support that comes with every Young’s product or service.

   SJHS, ECPI Business Degree

  • NC Auto and Truck Salvage Dealers Association
  • President 90-91
  • Chairman of Legislative Committee since 1992
  • Carolina Auto Recyclers Association
    • President.
  • Automotive Recyclers Association
    • First Vice President
    • Government Affairs
  • Benson Area Chamber of Commerce
    • President
    • Chairman Mule Days Committee, Street Dance
    • Chairman Government and Public Affairs Committee
  • Founder/Advisor SJ Academic Club
  • South Johnson HS Band Boosters Past President
  • Benson “Citizen of The Year” Award.
  • Benson Kiwanis Club – Since 1982.
    • 2 Time President/Director
    • Chairman Community Services and Government Affairs
    • 2 Time Kiwanian of The Year
    • Carl B. Hyatt Fellowship Award
    • Co-Founder Terrific Kids
  • Benson Rescue Squad Advisory Council
  • Benson PTA President
  • Standard Bank Board of Directors
  • Triangle Bank Board of Directors
  • Centura Bank Board of Directors
  • RBC Bank Board of Directors
  • New Century Bank Founder
  • Capstone Bank Founder
  • Johnston County Economic Development Commission
  • UNC Johnston Medical Center
    • Board of Trustees
    • Quality and Health Chairman
    • Audit Chairman
  • Johnston County Hospice House – Southern Chairman
  • Young’s Auto Center and Salvage
  • Young’s Car Crushers
  • Young’s Equipment Company Inc.
  • Young’s Construction Inc.
  • R and R Land Development Inc.
  • South Johnston Aviation
  • Young’s Trucking Company, Inc.
  • Terrific Cars (4 Locations)
  • Benson Capitol Partners – Co-Partner
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • National Federation of Independent Business Owners
  • National Business Owners
  • United Recyclers Group
  • Carolina Automobile Recyclers
  • Automotive Recyclers Association
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