TP Brake Muffler - We ll Keep You Safe Auto specialists in mufflers, brakes and tires. Family owned locations in Rome and Utica NY - With this family owned business, the people are treated like family. The average employee has been working there for 10 years and some have been at TP for over 40 years. It's no surprise that the improvements and changes that the current owner, Charles' son, Ken Tillson Sr. talks about are things like employee benefits, vacation and personal time, Christmas bonuses and year-end bonuses. It's easy to see why TP Brake and Muffler has both loyal customers and loyal employees. What's in store for the future? Just as Ken took over for his dad when he retired, Ken's two sons work for him in the Rome shop, so another generation is poised to keep TP Brake in the family. TP is consistently making state-of-the- art improvements to keep up with the requirements of today's more technically advanced vehicles, and to insure the generations of satisfied customers continues for many years.