Safelite Group Acquires Glasspro
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Safelite® Group, the nation’s leading vehicle glass services company and owner of Safelite® AutoGlass, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Glasspro®, Inc. The transaction was completed at the close of business January 4, 2019.
Glasspro is an award-winning, independent auto glass repair and replacement company founded in 1995 by Paul Heinauer, a well-respected leader in the industry and pillar of the Charleston, South Carolina community.
“I’ve always been incredibly impressed with Paul’s leadership and Glasspro’s focus on delivering excellence,” said Safelite’s President and CEO Tom Feeney. “He is a man of great integrity with actions that consistently put his people first. It is one of the deepest honors for Safelite to welcome Glasspro associates to our business and to our family.”
Glasspro operates 11 auto glass locations including North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, Georgetown, Walterboro, Bluffton, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Greenville, and Florence, and will increase Safelite’s current South Carolina footprint.
“For the past 23 years I have been blessed and privileged to lead a business that has experienced great success, thanks to the dedication and hard work of our Glasspro associates,” said Heinauer. “The decision to sell to Safelite was far from being an easy one. Our people and our customers deserve an organization that delivers excellence. Through discussions with my family and close friends, I found comfort in knowing our business philosophies align well with Safelite’s, particularly around our mission of serving our customers and taking care of our people.”
Feeney continued, “Paul’s contributions to his team and to his community are significant and his legacy will live on as we build upon the solid foundation he has established over the past two decades. I’m confident he’ll be proud of the results.”
About Safelite Group
Safelite® Group exists to make a difference and bring unexpected happiness to people’s everyday lives through an array of services. The company is comprised of three major businesses: Safelite AutoGlass®, the largest provider of vehicle glass repair, replacement, and calibration services in the U.S.; Safelite® Solutions, the nation’s leading fleet and insurance claims management service partner; and Service AutoGlass®, a sophisticated vehicle glass wholesale supply chain and distribution operation. Together, the businesses serve 10 million customers annually through more than 7,800 MobileGlassShopsTM and facilities. Safelite Group employs nearly 15,000 people throughout the United States. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the company has been in business since 1947.