Mack started his career in the auto body repair business at the age of 17 in 1958. His first job was sanding cars for $5.00 a day. The owner of the shop was nice enough to "let him work" 7 days a week. His days work was not complete until he finished the car he was assigned for that day. No matter what time he finished he still had to be back to work at 7am the next morning. Mack later worked at Mitchell Motor’s Ford, where he worked on some of the very first Mustangs.
Mack ended up at Peek’s Oldsmobile Cadillac on Lee Street in Decatur until he went into business on his own in 1968 when he was 27 years old. Mack’s Paint and Body Shop was started where it now stands in downtown Hartselle in 1980. We will be celebrating our 34th year serving the community in 2014. Our work area has grown from a very small building where our office is presently located to our present size which covers approximately a ½ block area.