Safelite Group Acquires Auto Glass Specialists
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Safelite® Group, the nation’s leading vehicle glass services and recalibration company and owner of Safelite® AutoGlass, announced today an agreement to acquire Auto Glass Specialists. The transaction was completed at the close of business August 30, 2019.
Auto Glass Specialists has been in business for 16 years, owned and managed by Austin Cavender since 2006. Auto Glass Specialists earned a solid reputation through diligence and hard work by its dedicated staff. The single store location in Glenwood Springs, Colorado will expand Safelite’s brick-and-mortar footprint in the area, with the nearest Safelite location over 85 miles away.
“This acquisition helps expand our customer reach in Colorado while leveraging the strengths of both companies,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. “Austin instilled a commitment to customer service that nicely aligns with Safelite and our company’s purpose. We’re very excited to welcome his team to Safelite and look forward to a bright future.”
Auto Glass Specialists will leverage Safelite’s excellent operational systems, vehicle safety system expertise (ADAS), a world-class distribution network, global purchasing power, and strong insurance and commercial relationships.
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 recalibration 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 close to 8,000 MobileGlassShopsTM and facilities. Safelite Group employs 15,000 people throughout the United States. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the company has been in business since 1947.