About Indian Land Imports

The story of Indian Land Imports:

Terry started his career working for Toyota more than 20 years ago after graduating with a degree in automotive repair. He worked alongside his father at the dealership before his father retired. Terry expanded his knowledge base to include Lexus when he went to work for a dealership nearby and was employed there for seven years. He always dreamed of owning his own business so that he could provide that one-on-one relationship with his customers. He always wanted to be “Your Hometown Mechanic”. After years of dreaming about it, he finally opened Indian Land Imports March 1, 2010.

Indian Land Imports Dogs

Indian Land Imports Dogs

He began to build his business from the ground up and word spread quickly about the quality of work he provided, his “downhome” feel, and especially his trustworthiness.  Terry has always known how important customer satisfaction and honesty is from his early beginnings working in the dealership and he has continued to strive to make everyone he meets a happy customer. He has always thought that it was important that each customer feels confident in his performance and just as important that the customer has a clear understanding of what may be wrong with their car. He explains the diagnosis, the needed repair(s), and the cost associated with those repairs. Terry wants each person to feel like they are family when they bring their vehicles in to Indian Land Imports and he wants everyone to call him their “Hometown Mechanic”.

Terry is excited to announce that the shop will be moving to Van Wyck within the next few months to a new location that will provide more space and the ability to add more staff and more vehicles to their repertoire. It is an amazing design that he believes his customers can enjoy and the community can be proud of.

Terry has been married to Gina for more than 20 years and they have 2 children, Jake (Brianna) and Brynna. They also have 3 dogs, Beau, Riggs, and Willow, whom you will more than likely meet at the shop. Terry is originally from Stanfield, North Carolina and Gina is from Fort Mill, South Carolina. Terry and Gina have lived in Indian Land for more than 20 years and have watched the growth of the area blossom into what it is today.  Gina is a forensic nurse who works with victims of crime in multiple areas of the state. Terry enjoys NASCAR races, camping, antique shopping, grilling, and spending time with his family.

“We are blessed and grateful beyond measure for the support of our families, staff, and customers for being such an integral part of our family and our dream. Without that support, we would never be where we are. We will strive to be the best of the best for all of our customers and for our community.” Terry and Gina


Chris Hamilton: Office Manager

Chris joined the Indian Land Imports Team in June of 2016 as Office Manager.  Her favorite part of her job is meeting with our wonderful customers and assisting with their vehicle needs.  Chris has been married to her husband, David for 30+ years. They have two grown sons, Ryan & Austen.  Chris’ hobbies include, thrift store shopping, spending time with her family. Chris & David are also avid cruise ship addicts.  Chris looks forward to meeting you here at Indian Land Imports!

Mark Stinson-Technician

Mark is from Lancaster, SC. He joined Indian Land Imports in 2022 starting off doing oil changes but has progressed to more detailed repairs and services.  Mark has known that he wanted to be an automotive technician since high school where he was in the automotive repair curriculum.

Mark loves spending his free time with his family and friends. A new found enjoyment is riding 4-wheelers at Carolina Adventure World.  Mark loves animals, especially his beloved dog, Buddy.  He also loves fishing, riding 4-wheelers and firearms.  Mark is also currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree.

Jerry Pellegrino-Technician

Jerry started working for Terry in November, 2022. Jerry has had a love for cars since he was 15 years old. Throughout the years he has owned approximately 75 cars and trucks purchased with the intention of repairing and selling for another car project, attended technical institute in the late 70’s for Electrical / Mechanical Engineering, worked for 20 plus years in the electronics industry then moved on to the industrial Engineering field designing machinery to help employees perform their jobs duties in a safe and efficient environment, he continued education in HVAC and computer programming, he worked in this field for 18 years then retired for several years and met up with Terry Goss, he started out with small repairs, oil changes etc. He now works on cars that require longer time for repairs due to electrical issues or special modification add on’s , he enjoys challenging projects and gets satisfaction working on projects like this, Jerry has a good bond with Terry and appreciates what he does for Indian Land Imports, Jerry married to Alicja since 1986 and has one child Mathew along with two terrific grandchildren Nora and Kaylen, his hobbies are, travel, gardening, and woodworking.

Jonathan “Ed” Edling: Shop Foreman:

 Jonathan Edling (a.k.a. “Ed”) started working with Terry in 2011. He was nineteen and attending York Technical College for the automotive program. He started at the shop doing oil changes and small things under the apprenticeship of Terry and slowly worked his way to bigger jobs while also attending school. Jonathan takes pride in his work and delivering quality services to each customer that brings their car to Indian Land Imports. He continues to further his education about automotive technology by attending workshops and classes yearly.

Jonathan is married to his high school sweetheart, Addie. She teaches eighth grade mathematics and Algebra I at a local middle school. They have been married four years and together for eleven. They have two children, Lilah, who will start kindergarten this year, and Hudson. Jonathan loves to play cornhole, watch and attend NASCAR and go kart races, and turkey hunt in his free time.

Jonathan has developed a close friendship with Terry and a deep appreciation for his work at Indian Land Imports. He is proud to work for such an awesome business!


Jake Dyer: Lead Technician

 Jake Dyer grew up with a natural love for cars, working at Indian Land Imports during the summer.  Jake graduated from the BMW-ADP Program at CPCC in 2019, specializing in BMW mechanics. After graduation Jake worked at BMW of Columbia for a few years, up until recently, when he decided to rejoin the Indian Land Imports crew, permanently. He is married to his best friend, Brianna Dyer. Brianna is a School Therapist in York County. Together they have two very spoiled pups, Nala and Leighla. Jake enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing golf. Jake is grateful to be a part of the Indian Land Imports family and looks forward to providing quality service to each customer!

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