Meet the Owners
George Tradewell, Owner
My working career started in high school selling tires and auto service at Kieffer’s Tire & Appliance Store in North Wales, PA.
After high school I went on to Delaware Valley College and then answered the call from Uncle Sam. Apparently, “I Want You” was meant for me, and I was off to Korea. Upon release from the military I joined the sales team at Jetzon Tire Company in Montgomeryville, PA. I spent eighteen years at the tire company and eventually held the title of executive vice president. Our company grew to be the largest privately owned tire company in the United States.
In 1987 I started 5 Points Automotive under the name AAA Auto Rentals with a 125 car rental fleet. We later expanded into auto repair, auto body repair, towing, including AAA emergency road service serving Bucks and Montgomery Counties and still keep the rental business for our customers.
Happily married for 47 glorious years and the proud father of two sons who work in our auto business, daily nudging me closer to the
retirement door, we continue to provide the same high quality service which got us started in the ‘80s. My success in the business world and more importantly, my private life, I accredit to being a good leader and mentor.
We believe that the tools necessary and essential to our business are passion, hunger, ambition, optimism, good listening skills, and being open to experiment and try new things. This helps our employees work together as a team and helps us remember that achieving our goal is not an event but a team process.
Troy Tradewell, Managing Partner
Troy grew up in Doylestown, PA, and still resides there presently with his wife and two sons. He is an alumni of Gwynedd Mercy Academy, Lansdale Catholic High School, and Bucks County Community College.
Troy has been involved with 5 Points Automotive for a number of years. Back when he was only 14, he started helping his father with the shop; mostly washing their rental cars. Even though he liked working with his father, he wanted to work outside the family business in order to obtain knowledge in a variety of fields and to gain the respect of other types of employers so he could incorporate those qualities for his family business.
As he grew, he established a career in the Audio/Video field (which was a passion of his) and carried out several positions including: lead installer, sales associate and eventually management, which helped him progress into a key managing partner with his father.
Besides being the Chief Financial Officer and the IT specialist, he also takes on many roles at 5 Points Automotive and wears many hats; Troy can fill in almost any position that is needed.
He is always willing to help his employees and their customers the best way he can, which shows his excellent managerial role.
Ashley Tradewell, Managing Partner
Ashley was born in Doylestown, PA. He attended Lansdale Catholic High school and graduated in 1999. While attending classes at Bucks County Community College, he worked as the service manager at Pep Boys in Lansdale, PA. It was shortly; thereafter, when he joined Burkee’s Towing, the original towing division of 5 Points Automotive. Starting at the bottom of the ladder in his father’s company and working his way up to his current role has taught Ashley how to manage and handle all aspects of the business. He currently works alongside his father and brother at 5 Points Automotive to help make the company thrive.
In 2013, Ashley went to Palm Beach, Florida to meet with the owner and founder of RENNtech, Mr. Harmut Feyhl. They formed a partnership and now 5 Points Automotive is the exclusive dealer for the aftermarket auto performance company in Pennsylvania. In addition to being Chief Executive Officer, Ashley is now the RENNtech Senior Product Specialist and Head of Dealer Sales for Pennsylvania. His plethora of knowledge for both the automotive side and the corporate side of the business is a true testament to his father’s teachings over the many years they have worked together. In his spare free time, Ashley enjoys riding his motorcycle, racing, and working on his own car.
Both Ashley and his wife live in the Lansdale and Montgomeryville area, so he is always ready to step up and do whatever is needed to help the business and our customers.