D-S Lawn & Automotive  - Company Information
Tomball Texas

D-S Lawn & Automotive - Company Information

  • White’s Home and Auto Store, 1970-1985

  • Western Auto Associate Store, 1986-2004

  • D-S Lawn & Automotive, May 2004 - present

 The first grand opening was September 11-12, 1970 as White’s Home and Auto Store.  The store carried appliances, auto parts, tires, batteries, hardware, sporting goods, lawnmowers and housewares.  In other words, the store offered a little of everything.  But, it served the needs of a small town like Tomball, Texas.

 D-S Lawn & Automotive began when Herman and Emily chose Tomball as the place to start their business and raise their family.  Opened in September of 1970 as White’s Home and Auto Store, the McClinton’s enjoyed the growth of Tomball during the seventies.  The business was successful and grew with the addition of a 4000 square foot service shop in 1982, for automotive and lawnmower repairs.  During the mid eighties the economy slowed down and the wholesale company, White Stores of Wichita Falls, went out of business.  This caused the first name change.  The McClinton’s decided to convert to a Western Auto store in January of 1986.

With the changing retail environment of the eighties, updates were needed in the store’s merchandise assortments and services to drive an increase in sales.  In 1984 Herman hired his son-in-law, Stephen Smith, to join the business as store manager.  Also joining the business in 1988 was David McClinton, Herman’s son.  Together, Stephen and David have owned and operated the Western Auto store since Herman retired in the early nineties.  Over the past several years, the electronics and major appliance departments have been eliminated due to weak sales, but they have strengthened and expanded the power equipment parts and automotive service departments.

As D-S Lawn & Automotive, we will continue to offer the same great service to our customers, just as McClinton’s have done since 1970.  We are proud to be from Tomball and operate our business in a small town environment.  Even as the Tomball and Magnolia area continues to grow, we will always remember our small town roots and keep an attitude of friendly customer service that brought us to where we are today.  The name might have changed for the third time in 35 years, but we are still the same folks.

 D-S Lawn & Automotive offers a complete automotive and light truck service department.  We specialize in tire and battery installation, wheel alignment, brakes, shocks and suspension, air conditioning, cooling system and engine diagnostics.  We also service and repair most brands of lawnmowers, power equipment, chainsaws, blowers and trimmers.  Our parts department offers replacement parts for most brands, including Poulan Pro,  AYP, MTD, Murray, Snapper, Dixon, Sutech, Yazoo/Kees, Redmax, Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Tecumseh, Kawasaki, Honda, Echo and Stihl.  Our two newest brands, Echo and Stihl offer the professional and homeowner the best trimmers, chainsaws and gas blowers on the market.

Thank you Tomball for over 35 years!  We hope to serve you as D-S Lawn & Automotive for many years to come.  Come see us and let us help you with your lawn and automotive needs.





D-S Lawn and Automotive
703 W. Main St. Tomball, Texas 77375
(281) 351-5951



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