Sark’s Automotive opened in 2013. Since then, Jeremy and Marie have performed automotive repairs and rented U-Haul trucks and trailers from their location on N. Main Street in Mauldin, South Carolina. Mauldin is a small town of 25,000 just south of Greenville. Just like most small-town entrepreneurs, Jeremy and Marie lead busy lives. They spend long hours at the shop to provide for themselves and their loved ones, pouring everything they have into their business. Several of their six children work in the family business.
Jeremy and Marie have been successful—Sark’s Automotive has grown steadily since opening. It currently has 17 employees and serves around 50 customers a day. Over the years, they have spent roughly $300,000 to make the property suitable for the business and planned to stay at the location indefinitely.
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A South Carolina town changed its zoning regulations and ordered a small automotive business to stop renting U-Hauls. The owners are now fighting back.