Ennis Auto Recyclers, Inc. first opened for business in 1978 as Ennis Auto Salvage and Used Cars. Entrepreneur and proprietor, Byron Roberts, purchased a 100 acre tract of land on the southwest side of Ennis in 1976 with a vision to offer Ellis County and surrounding communities an alternative for used auto parts. After a year and a half of stocking the new Ennis location with salvage vehicles, Byron opened for business in 1978. Operating on approximately 25 acres, Ennis Auto Salvage had an opportunity to provide a large inventory of salvage vehicles – even to the point of offering over 2,500 vehicles to choose from. Beginning with humble facilities, a sharecropper’s house for an office and a tractor shed for dismantling, the business grew into a new 7,500 s.f. building in 1983 which still serves for the main office, dismantling bays and inventory racking. In 1989, Ennis Auto Salvage converted to a computerized inventory system that stimulated business and began a new era in auto recycling.
With the advent of the World Wide Web, the ability to locate parts across the United States grew exponentially. More and more used auto parts were shipped all across the country. This was also about the same time there was a greater recycling awareness to protect our environment. Salvage yards became “auto recycling facilities” and began putting a greater emphasis on maintaining a “green” or environmentally-friendly facility. Ennis Auto Recyclers, Inc. maintains this as our goal today and will continue to keep this a priority in the future.