Safelite Group acquires Auto Glass Pros
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 vehicle glass repair and replacement assets from Auto Glass Pros, which provides service in eastern Nebraska. The transaction was completed at the close of business April 28, 2017.
Auto Glass Pros is a family-owned operation that has been in business since 2007. The company was started and led by Adam Hunt. He felt selling the business to Safelite AutoGlass was in the best interest of their employees and customers. Safelite AutoGlass offers a caring and stable work environment that will afford employees growth opportunities.
“We are very eager to join forces with the Auto Glass Pros team,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. “Together, we can offer the best vehicle glass repair and replacement service to eastern Nebraska customers while growing a successful, caring business.”
This acquisition positions Safelite AutoGlass to be the clear leader in the region. Leveraging the strengths of the combined companies puts it in an optimal position to better serve customers in insurance, fleet, commercial, consumer and wholesale. Auto Glass Pros offers a well-established history of quality work, store locations and a commitment to the customer experience. Safelite AutoGlass provides excellent operational systems, a world-class distribution network, global purchasing power, and strong insurance relationships.
“I believe selling Auto Glass Pros to Safelite Group is a great opportunity to continue to serve the tri-city area customers, while providing our employees the additional support and benefits that come with being a Safelite AutoGlass technician.” stated Auto Glass Pros owner Adam Hunt.
With Safelite AutoGlass, the Auto Glass Pros team will find a home with a four-generation, family-operated parent company, Belron®, who is passionate about, and has the resources to further invest in its vehicle glass businesses.
Of the three Auto Glass Pros locations, Safelite AutoGlass will continue to operate the Hastings facility while relocating the Grand Island employees to the nearby Safelite AutoGlass store. Safelite AutoGlass and Auto Glass Pros will operate co-branded for the near future.
About Safelite Group
Safelite® Group exists to make a difference and bring unexpected happiness to people’s everyday lives through an array of services. It is comprised of three major businesses: Safelite AutoGlass®, the largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement 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 9,200 MobileGlassShopsTM and facilities. Safelite Group employs nearly 14,000 people throughout the United States. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the company, which has been in business since 1947.