Meet the Owners

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Veteran Owned Business

Fentress & Patricia Chestnut have a combined 54 years of driver's education experience across NC.  They have an internationally diverse clientele, teaching students from ages 14 1/2 to 74 years old. 


Fentress Leon Chestnut is a certified instructor trainer in NC, having trained and managed instructors for over 20 years.  Fentress is a Regional Coordianator for Driver's Education Professional Development & Continuing Education.  He is a member of the North Carolina Driver Education Advisory Board, he's taught every facet of driver education at the high school and college level.  Fentress is well versed in Defensive Driving Instruction needed for point reduction, both DDC 4 and 8 hr. courses, as well as the hands on courses required by some insurance companies.  He has taught thousands of teen and adult students in the classroom and behind the wheel.

Patricia "Kim" Chestnut has taught over 2100 students in the classroom and over 2300 students behind the wheel.  Patricia served in the US Army for several years.  She was stationed in Germany, Ft Ben Harrison Indiana, Ft. Gordon Georgia, and Ft. Bragg NC.  Prior to teaching driver's education, Patricia and Fentress drove trucks across the Country.  They both hold Commercial driver's licenses with endorsements in all areas.

Fentress and Patricia are the parents of 7 children, 15 grandchildren, and 1 great-grand child.  Outside of driver's education, they have a passion for riding motorcycles and traveling the U.S.  The Chestnuts currently reside in Lenoir NC, they have been married for 31 years.