Safelite Group Acquires Turner’s Custom Auto Glass in South Carolina
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Safelite® Group, the nation’s leading vehicle glass services company and owner of Safelite AutoGlass®, has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all of the auto glass assets of Turner’s Custom Auto Glass based in Florence, South Carolina. The deal was finalized at the close of business on November 13, 2015.
Turner’s Auto Glass has been owned and operated by Danny Turner since 1984. It is headquartered in Florence, SC, with additional locations in Camden, Little River, Manning, Myrtle Beach and Sumter.
Turner’s will continue to operate commercial glazing business out of Florence but he also will be closely involved helping transition the auto glass associates and business as a consultant.
“We are pleased to welcome Turner’s Auto Glass employees to the Safelite team,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. “As new associates, we are happy to offer them all the resources they need to succeed. Additionally, we are delighted to be able to continue to provide local customers access to the best value and service in the industry.
The acquisition is the continuation of Safelite’s mission to grow in the U.S. and to become the customer’s “natural choice” for vehicle glass repair and replacement services. The acquisition will position Safelite to be the clear leader in the area and allow Safelite to expand service coverage to better serve customers and meet insurance client needs in South Carolina.
While Safelite’s goal is to be the leading brand in the VGRR industry, the company recognizes the strength and value of the Turner’s Auto Glass brand name and will operate under a co-branding strategy until further plans are made.
Customers can continue to schedule appointments by contacting Safelite at 800-800-2727 or visiting www.Safelite.com.
About Safelite® Group
Safelite® Group is a multi-faceted vehicle glass and claims management service organization based in Columbus, Ohio. The company, which has been in business since 1947, is comprised of four major business operations that include Safelite AutoGlass®, a vehicle glass repair and replacement services provider; Safelite® Solutions, which offers fleet and insurance claims management services; Service AutoGlass®, a wholesale and distribution operation; and Safelite® Glass Corp., a manufacturer of aftermarket windshields. The company employs more than 12,000 people throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.safelite.com.