john and Karen hawkins
John and Karen Hawkins reside in Hixson Tennessee, a suburb of beautiful Chattanooga.
Married since 1981 and blessed with two children a daughter Nicole and son John Lee.
Towing & Recovery
From 1976 to present, John has been involved with one industry, towing and recovery, and one manufacture, Century Wrecker now Miller Industries, (which you will easily see on it’s 44 acres facility at mile marker #10 on Interstate 75, just north of Chattanooga).
A renowned spokesman for the company and industry, he is a 2001 inductee to the Towing Hall of Fame, holder of several industries patents, designer of industry trends, world recognized, and certified Instructor for both Recovery and Towing.
The Prevost Family
John has always had a deep passion for past times, he started out boating, where he established a following on the Tennessee River in the 90’s and 2000’s with used Sea Ray yachts. He was a member of the Chattanooga Yacht Club and served four years on the BOD. It was in 2009 that he traded in his Sea Ray for a Country Coach and that was the last boat John and Karen owned!
From here, he and Karen began their foothold into the Prevost family. Attending rally’s, Nascar races, football games, and events throughout the southeast. He was a featured guest instructor at the Indy FMCA National rally. The following month FMCA carried a feature article “ Do You Know What To Do If Your Coach Broke Down”. Together they have done towing seminars for Liberty, Country Coach, Winnebago, Prevost Prouds, Prevost Owner Group, Prevost Community, East Tennessee Luxury Coach, Mountain Falls, and many more.
mountain falls ridge
Karen and John became owners at Mountain Falls, where he served on the Board as both Vice President and President during “The Ridge” development, today recognized as one of the premiere Class A Resorts.
Chattanooga Racquet Club
But in 2016, he purchased the established Chattanooga Racquet Club, with a vision of a Sales and Storage facility for coaches, trailers and boats, while maintaining it plus 200 members.
Handling one to three coaches at a time as their main focus and spending time on the road with their coaches, brought their personal touch and knowledge to each of the buses...
Now as 2019 starts, they will soon break ground on a brand new 6.4 acres acre tract just south of the I - 24 and I -75 split in Chattanooga across from the Tennessee welcome center Exit # 1, in a state of the art new 14,000 sq. ft. building with indoor sales and storage. The location will offer 54 overnight and extended stay parking, a 34,000 sq. ft. covered storage building and 3 acres of outdoor storage for both coach, trailers, and boats set in a country club background.
Both John’s and Karen’s coach background, knowledge, and instant friendship are what often close deals. “We don’t believe in high pressure sales, but rather explaining the product and how it could fit into the buyers needs and wants. Then let them make the decisions.”