Safelite Expands Availability in Des Moines


DES MOINES, Iowa - Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation's leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company, has moved its Des Moines Super Center in mid-December with a target opening date of December 10, 2010.

The facility, located at 1300 Southeast Gateway Drive in Grimes, Iowa, stores the vehicle glass and parts needed for Safelite’s technicians to provide repair and replacement services to the Des Moines area. With a growing business, the move from 600 SW 7th Street, Des Moines, increases square footage from 12,000 to 25,000, allowing Safelite® to nearly quadruple stock assortment.

"The new warehouse is conveniently located near Interstates 35, 235, and 80, which will allow us to better serve our customers with our mobile technicians," said Charles Pertzsch, general manager. "We are also very proud to be located in a beautiful and growing community such as Grimes."

Currently, the Super Center employs 25 associates, with the option to grow as needed.

The new store is part of the company’s overall growth strategy. Beginning in 2009, Safelite® invested $38 million to support growth and has made similar investments in 2010. In addition to opening the new store, the company has also:

  • Opened six new warehouses, expanded five and relocated more than a dozen other existing warehouses for added inventory
  • Remodeled 34 stores
  • Opened its second-largest distribution center in Ontario, California and its largest distribution center in Braselton, Ga.
  • Expanded inventory to allow for cross-border deliveries with Canada
  • Opened its third national contact center, creating 500 immediate jobs with the potential for up to 1,000 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Safelite® customers in Des Moines and elsewhere can receive a quote or schedule service 24/7 at or by calling 1-800-800-ASAP (2727). Both in-shop and mobile vehicle glass service appointments are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

About Safelite AutoGlass®
Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation's leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs 10,000 people across the United States and serves more than 3.8 million customers each year through its company-owned operations.

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