Ham’s NAPA Auto Parts
Ham’s Auto Parts provides quality auto parts to commercial and retail customers around middle Georgia. Our experienced team is ready to assist you in finding the right part the first time for your vehicle. Scroll down to read our story and meet our team. They’re waiting to help you out!
If you are looking for a part and would like our expert advice, don’t hesitate to call or come in to one of our 7 locations.
Community Based Since 1963
William J Ham Jr opened the first store on Main Street in Barnesville in June of 1963 becoming the first NAPA Jobber in the Ham family. He was working in a Pembroke Chevrolet dealership when he decided he was ready to go into business on his own. ‘Pops’ always had a knack for automobiles, and he had a good friend and mentor who was a NAPA jobber, so it was only fitting. He moved to Barnesville to be closer to family, and so began the Ham family auto parts business.
The Ham Family
The group of stores are now owned and operated by William J Ham III. William spent his childhood learning and working with his dad, refurbishing a string of cars and motorcycles. He studied at Georgia Tech and received his degree in Industrial Engineering. After a short stint working as a civilian engineer on Robins Air Force Base, he couldn’t stay away from the family business. He came to work for his dad full time in 1988 and took over operations of the group of stores after the elder William Ham retired in 2004. Shown here are Bill (Jr.) and wife Freida Ham, William (III), son Joel, and daughter Madison at the opening of the new location in Barnesville.
Meet our Team
Finding the parts you need everyday – What would we do without them?
Betty began working for NAPA in Griffin in 1998. She spent a short time working with the city of Griffin and is now back as our manager for the store in Griffin. She is an ASE certified parts specialists. Betty has recently started her jogging career. Though she doesn’t necessarily enjoy it, she likes being able to step up to the challenge of accepting this new hobby. She loves her husband, two sons, two step daughters, and one grand daughter
Alan is our manager in Reynolds. He began working at this location in May of 1988, and stayed with the store when the Ham family bought it in 2015. A hobby of his is drag racing, and he is on the Safety Safari crew for local drag races. Alan volunteers his time with the fire department in Reynolds and he is the volunteer fire chief in Potterville. In addition to drag racing, he likes fishing, hunting, and working on his own cars and trucks. He is married and has two sons, one daughter, and two precious grand daughters
John is the operations manager for Ham’s NAPA. His office is in Barnesville, so if you want to reach him, call our Barnesville store. John started working for NAPA in Florida in 1974, and came to Ham’s NAPA in Barnesville when he moved to middle Georgia in 1981. He is an ASE Certified Parts Specialist, with a knack for part numbers. Give him a number and he’ll likely know what part it is! He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, step-son, and three rescue terriers.
BJ is our manager in Roberta. He has been with Ham’s NAPA since 2012, and lived in Culloden all his life. BJ is a Georgia boy through and through, who enjoys hunting and fishing and will go the extra mile for his customers and friends. He loves his wife Christina and son and daughter dearly.