Nextech AutoGlass Opens in New Berlin Today

The New Berlin, WI company previously known as Paustian’s Auto Glass has a new name – and a grand opening today to celebrate.

CEO Rick Paustian, explains the new name, Nextech AutoGlass™ LLC (Nextech).

“I grew up in New Berlin, and this was a chance to be back home and help build up the community I grew up in and give back to them with auto glass,” says Paustian.

But Paustian states its location is much more than just a rebranding of his former business, as it now opens additional opportunities to service the public and expand in the future.

“I started working for a national company right out of high school. I liked interacting with customers and just being able to get out there and help by replacing windshields. Every time I was able to fix one it was like I did a good deed for the day,” recalls Paustian.

Nextech’s headquarter building is at 2275 S. 162nd Street in New Berlin.

“Long term – this new store will always serve as our first location. We want to be a staple and branch out and create more locations to better serve Wisconsin and our customers,” says Paustian.

But there are bigger things in store for Nextech, as Paustian shares his plans to further expand. In fact he’s already planning on opening a second location next year.

“I have a very large vision for this company, I’ve had it for 10 years and feel like now is the time to not only rebrand it, but to also grow. I always knew I wanted the company to be more,” says Paustian.

The company also has two new additions to help bring Nextech lasting success. John Wohlfard joined the company as its quality control manager. He previously owned Johnny Buffit’s Auto Emporium. In addition, Connie Schultz has also joined the team as its sales manager. She was previously a partner in A.S.A.P. Auto Glass.

Although the rebranded company officially kicks off today, there were concerns about its location. Paustian says it’s difficult to rebrand a shop and have cash flowing in at the start. He says the goal is to make Nextech a place technicians will want to work for and a local resource for auto glass repair and replacement.

To view its new website click here.

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