Safelite Group Acquires AutoGlass of America
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 the assets of AutoGlass of America. The transaction was completed on Friday, March 13, 2020.
AutoGlass of America is a family-owned business in East Tennessee, co-owned by John Scharbach and his nephew, Sean Holloway. Over the past two decades, they’ve earned a strong reputation for their customer service, craftmanship and work ethic while servicing the communities of Johnson City, Morristown, Chattanooga and Knoxville. These business philosophies align nicely with Safelite’s vision of being the greatest, most trusted and admired service brand.
“It’s truly humbling when owners put their family business in our hands,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. “We’re honored that John and Sean trust us to continue their legacy and we’re thrilled to bring the AGA staff into our Safelite family.”
AutoGlass of America will leverage Safelite’s excellent operational systems, advanced safety system expertise (ADAS), world-class distribution network, global purchasing power, and strong insurance and commercial relationships.
About Safelite Group Safelite® Group is a multi-faceted vehicle glass and claims management service organization based in Columbus, Ohio, and operating company-owned facilities in 50 states. The company, which has been in business since 1947, is comprised of three major business operations: Safelite AutoGlass®, a vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration services provider; Safelite® Solutions, which offers fleet and insurance claims management services for vehicle glass and other claims; and Service AutoGlass®, a wholesale and distribution operation. The company employs over 16,000 people throughout the United States. Safelite is a subsidiary of Belron®. Safelite AutoGlass is the largest vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company under one brand in the world.
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