The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

The 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award

We've been nationally recognized for our dedication to our community and the Subaru Love Promise.

We're honored to receive the 2022 Subaru Love Promise Community Commitment Award. This award nationally recognizes Subaru retailers who are making the world a better place while demonstrating an outstanding commitment to supporting passions and causes in local communities. These efforts are focused in important areas such as the environment, community, health, education, and pets.


What is the Subaru Love Promise?

Subaru and our retailers believe in making the world a better place and the Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.

How is Hunter Subaru dedicated locally to the Love Promise?

Our Love Promise can be seen in various partnerships with local charities and non-profits. We're grateful for the opportunity, not only to be a part of our community, but to serve it as well.

Blue Ridge Humane Society

Conserving Carolina

Hillandale Elementary School

Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County

Mad Mountain Mud Run

Did Hunter Subaru go above and beyond, provide exceptional service, or support causes that are important to you? We'd love to hear about it.

Love Promise Stories from Hunter Subaru

Subaru and Hunter Subaru believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work. We uphold that belief through our Love Promise Community Commitment. Every month, we select inspiring stories from customers and partners from around our area who strive to support our collective commitment and feature them here

I won’t hesitate to recommend Hunter Subaru - Zaibun J

I purchased Subaru Impreza in March 22 at Hunter Subaru on 280. Gala Rice was my sales representative, she was very patient, friendly and helpful in every way possible. After I took my car home she called most every week to ask if I still love my car or there is anything she can do to help with any issue I might have. I had some accessories put on my new car, unfortunately when they friend to put the back bumper plastic cover it tore. So I had to go back 2 weeks later, some mix up at the service department and it did not get put on. When no one called after a week to make a new appointment for me, I called Gala Rice and asked if she could help me with this issue. She went right to work, got service manager William involved and every thing got resolved with a week. Service manger William not only made sure the job gets done right but provided me Valet service so would would not have to drive 45 mins the 3rd time for the same job, he made sure I had the loaner so I would not be left without a car. When my car got back the next day I was surprised to see that I was washed and cleaned inside out and had a full tank of gas. William also called me with updates so I was not left to wonder what’s going on with my car. These two individuals went above and beyond to make things right for me. I am very please with the service I received and you bet I won’t hesitate to recommend Hunter Subaru to me friends and family.

 I won’t hesitate to recommend Hunter Subaru

For Their Future and Beyond - BRCC A

Recently at Blue Ridge Community College, Hunter Subaru made a HUGE investment in our students, their future, and our automotive program by donating a 2007 Subaru Legacy! Because of their consistent support and partnership, our students will be able to receive the hands-on experience and knowledge needed to prepare them for the automotive industry and this donated vehicle will be used for various classes throughout our automotive program. This exemplifies Hunter's investment in the community and commitment to making a positive impact. BRCC and the Automotive Program are very thankful for Hunter Subaru and the difference they are making in the lives of our students and those in the Henderson County community!

Blue Ridge Community College
For Their Future and Beyond

Assault on the Carolinas Cycling Event - Skip H

The Assault on the Carolinas (AOTC) is the primary fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest. Raising over $60,000 per year, it enables the club to fund grants, service projects, and scholarships to support our community in four key areas: education, health, youth, and hunger. For the last 5 years, Hunter Subaru has been our premier sponsor, leading the way and setting the bar high for the other generous sponsors who make the event possible. Our Rotary Club is able to leverage sponsor donations through this event, over tripling sponsor dollars in order to make meaningful, sustainable impact on organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, The Sharing House (providing food and supplies for our neighbors in need), SAFE (providing safe haven and support service for victims of domestic violence), and The Family place (provide support services for families in need). In addition, we are able to provide scholarships to help young people move on to higher education, or to attend trade schools to ensure their future success. On top of the charitable funding, the AOTC also brings much needed economic support to our mountain community. Every year that we host the event, our participants provide over a quarter of a million dollars in positive economic impact to our community by shopping in our stores, eating in our restaurants and staying in our inns and hotels. All of this is made possible by the generous donations and support of our sponsors, lead by our Premier Sponsor: Hunter Subaru. The Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest and the community that we support cannot thank them enough for their support and the shining example they set in our community.

Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest - AOTC
Assault on the Carolinas Cycling Event

Hunter Subaru helps bring the music back! - Greg W

Hunter Subaru generously sponsored our 2021 Summer concert series. Because of their support, we were able to book the Flashback band to perform at Blue Ghost Brewery last June. In July , Tuxedo Junction rocked the stage at the Firefly Meadow. Hunter Subaru truly helped to bring ‘live” music back to the community of Fletcher. We are so grateful to have Randy, Kate and their whole Hunter team as community partners. We are looking forward to the 2022 summer Concert series starting in June!

Fletcher Parks and Rec
 Hunter Subaru helps bring the music back!

Pisgah Project Day 2022: Thank you, Hunter Subaru! - Nina A

Pisgah Project Day returned on Saturday, April 30th with more than 350 volunteers coming together to complete 23 improvement projects across the Pisgah Ranger District, all in a single day. Bridges and stairs were constructed, non-native invasive plant species were removed, graffiti was painted over, roadside trash was collected, bat boxes were installed, sections of various trails were rebuilt or maintained, and so much more. Thank you to Hunter Subaru and the Hunter Hometown Foundation for their generous support of PPD 2022. Not only did they participate as a sponsor, but they also brought a team of volunteers, donated Hunter tote bags for our volunteers, and brought their custom-wrapped Outback to the PPD after-party. It was a great day for Pisgah!

The Pisgah Conservancy
Pisgah Project Day 2022: Thank you, Hunter Subaru!

Hunter Subaru Polar Bear 5k - Hunter J

Hunter Subaru and their team have become great community partners! This year our organization decided to switch our indoor chili cook-off, to an outdoor wintery 5k race. This event was a way to help participants start the New Year in a healthy way. With the support from Kate and her team at Hunter Subaru, Fletcher Parks and Recreation was able to generate $1,400 for park development. The funds generated for park development are used to replace existing park necessities or help with the construction of new amenities. Thank you for your continied support in the Fletcher area!

Town of Fletcher
Hunter Subaru Polar Bear 5k

Hunter Subaru Powers Great Futures - Stacie M

Hunter Subaru has again made a difference in a local youth’s life with the Youth of the Year competition at the Boys & Girls Club. Each year the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County honors a Club youth with the title “Youth of the Year.” This Club member goes on to represent the Club at the state level and, if given the state title – beyond to nationals. At its heart, the Youth of the Year program is a leadership program preparing youth to utilize their voice through essays, interviews, and speech platforms. We could not ask for a better partnership in this than Hunter Subaru. From the funds to make this competition possible to the college aid award they provide to the title winner, Hunter Subaru makes learning and leadership a priority and leads by example each day with their commitment to our community. We are so thankful for Hunter Subaru and all they do for our Club and youth each day!

Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County
Hunter Subaru Powers Great Futures

Community Celebrates 30th Annual Frostbite Races - Daphne K

The 30th Annual Frostbite Races 5k, 10k and One Mile races are the oldest set of races in Fletcher, North Carolina to still exist. Hunter Subaru has been a major part of these community events to be able to continue to take place year after year. The finishers all get finisher medals for completing the run or walk, a commemorative race shirt and a goody bag supplied by Hunter Subaru. With nearly a record number of participants for the annual races, the community has returned to racing and is making a larger effort to make health and wellness a priority. Thank you to Hunter Subaru for continuing to be part of this important event during a cold, wintry month when it is more challenging to be motivated to get exercise and move.

iDaph Events
Community Celebrates 30th Annual Frostbite Races

2021 Outstanding WIOA Henderson County Employer - Kate R

Blue Ridge Community College recently nominated Hunter Subaru and the Hunter Automotive Group for the 2021 Outstanding WIOA Henderson County Employer of the Year, citing Hunter's dedication to supporting workforce development and local apprenticeship opportunities. Hunter Subaru and the Hunter Automotive Group has served the Hendersonville area for 75 years, and has cultivated a strong presence in the community. This is why it is one of numerous automotive businesses taking part in Blue Ridge's apprenticeship program, Apprenticeship Blue Ridge. Hunter Corporation President and CEO Tom Hunter (pictured) stated "We are immensely grateful to Blue Ridge Community College for nominating us, and to Mountain Area Workforce Development Board for awarding us this honor. We work every day to improve the quality of life for everyone, and the Automotive Apprenticeship program can make a huge impact by helping local youth find sustainable career opportunities in our industry." Hunter also praised his employees and added "I specifically credit team members Kirk Firmin, William Skinner, Tim Walters, and Renay Winston who collaborated to make the program possible." Blue Ridge President Dr. Laura Leatherwood praised Hunter Automotive for its strong communal ties. "When our students work as apprentices at a business like Hunter Subaru and the Hunter Automotive Group, they're being taught how to enter a local occupation by local professionals. You can't get more 'hands-on' than that," Leatherwood said. The College offers four different apprenticeship pathways, including automotive, business and banking, manufacturing, and electrical. Hunter Subaru and Hunter Automotive is one of the longtime automotive partners helping students earn while they learn. Apprenticeship Blue Ridge is incredibly competitive, consisting of a six semester, 720-contact hour, 4,000-hour on-the-job training registered apprenticeship program. Apprentices attend class one day per week at the College, then work at their respective business the other four days, all while being paid for their time. "Our apprentices receive free tuition, and there is a multitude of stackable credentials earned throughout the program," stated Dr. Scott Queen, Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development at Blue Ridge. "Hunter Automotive Group is an exceptional partner, which is why we're so proud to nominate them for this award." Through Apprenticeship Blue Ridge's partnership with Hunter Subaru and Hunter Automotive, 24 recent high school graduates have started on an automotive career path over the past two years.To learn more about Apprenticeship Blue Ridge and its relationship with other local employers, visit

Blue Ridge Community College
2021 Outstanding WIOA Henderson County Employer

Hunter Subaru's support of the Ugly Sweater Run - Daphne K

The 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater Run took place at the Riveter near the brand new Hunter Subaru dealership off of Airport Road. The annual race takes place the first Saturday of December and doubled its attendance from its inaugural year last year. Thanks to Hunter Subaru we are able to offer some nice amenities to the runners as well as support two local charitable organizations. The Asheville Homebuilders Association Education Foundation and Catalyst Sports Asheville were both non-profit partners with this years event. We are thankful that Hunter Subaru continues to support local running, the athletic community and these organizations that care deeply for the people in our local town. Without their support these events couldn't happen! Thank you Hunter Subaru for your generosity and giving spirit.

iDaph Events
Hunter Subaru's support of the Ugly Sweater Run