Safelite Group Acquires Black Diamond Auto Glass
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Safelite® Group, the nation’s leading vehicle glass services company and owner of Safelite® AutoGlass, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Black Diamond Auto Glass. The transaction was completed at the close of business November 9, 2018.
Black Diamond Auto Glass was founded in 2001 and grew to be a respected leader in the auto glass industry throughout the White Mountains of Arizona with locations in Show Low, Taylor, Eagar, and Payson.
“This acquisition helps expand our customer reach while leveraging the tremendous talent and pride of Black Diamond associates,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. “Josh and Candace Craner have built a legacy and a commitment to customer service that nicely aligns with Safelite and our company’s purpose. We’re very excited to welcome them to Safelite and look forward to a bright future.”
Black Diamond Auto Glass 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.
“As a family-owned business, our people and our customers are a top priority making it important that they receive even greater opportunity to grow and advance while providing the level of customer service and kindness that we’re known for,” said Josh Craner,
Co-Owner of Black Diamond Auto Glass. “It quickly became clear that the leadership and culture at Safelite were the right fit for our business and it was the right time to set the company up for even bigger success moving forward.”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 over 10 million customers annually through more than 7,500 MobileGlassShopsTM and facilities. Safelite Group employs over 14,000 people throughout the United States. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the company has been in business since 1947.