Two longstanding employees of Bill Hudgins GMC— Luella Manning and Ray Church—have retired from the Gloucester business.
Manning joined the auto dealership in 1988 and has spent the last 33 years working in the parts and service departments. Church joined in 1997 and has spent the last 25 years working with Manning in the service department.
When reflecting on the past years of working at Bill Hudgins Automotive, both Church and Manning expressed how close the people who work at the dealership are. They both said their long-time coworkers are family to them.
Manning said they have had a lot of great customers over the years who have stuck by the business through both good and bad times. A lot of the repeat customers she’s met have become friends. She said it’s because the business treats its customers like family which stems from the warm culture of the business.
Similarly, Church said his favorite part and what he’ll miss the most about working at the dealership is the pe...
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