About Us

Tipton Auto Sale & Parts Inc., was officially incorporated July 1985 by Joe Tipton.  Tipton’s started out selling used cars and auto parts to the public but Joe’s roots in the towing world began years earlier when Joe began hauling cars for his future father-in-law’s business at the age of 15. 

In 1989, Joe left the auto parts business and the company became a distributor for AATAC, building and selling their brand flatbed carriers and wreckers to the Tri-State towing community. 

After about nine years with AATAC, Tipton’s became a distributor for the best in class towing equipment provider: Jerr-Dan.  For the last 20 years, we have sold hundreds of Jerr-Dan wreckers, rollbacks and heavy-duty rotator wreckers to towing companies in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. 

Our goal, since building our first tow truck, is to be the number one choice for the towing companies in the Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana Tri-State area.  Although we primarily sell towing equipment in our area, we have sold trucks to customers all over the country.  With logistics being the biggest challenge for out-of-state buyers; we have delivered long distances and have picked up clients at the Cincinnati (CVG) Airport, 5 miles from our operations, so that they can drive their new trucks home.

Look us over, if like what you see, we’d be happy to talk to you about how we can help you with your towing equipment needs.

Want to join our growing company? Check out our employment opportunities OPEN POSITIONS

Joe Tipton

President/El Jefe

Joe owns and operates Tipton Sales & Parts. 859-689-4888 joetipton@tiptonsap.com

Joyce Halcomb

Parts/Office Manager

Joyce runs the show, she's your primary contact for parts and makes sure that the lights stay on. 859-689-4888 joyce@tiptonsap.com

Alton Roberts

Louisville/Indiana Sales

Alton covers our south/southwest territory which covers southern Kentucky and most of Indiana. alton@tiptonsap.com