Jon Shellington, owner of Allstate Glass Company, headquartered in Holbrook, Mass., has purchased A&R Auto Glass, headquartered in Southwick, Mass. The acquisition included the current A&R Auto Glass location, which will provide space in Western Massachusetts for Allstate to have a regional distribution warehouse as well as an auto glass service center, according to Shellington.
A&R Auto Glass has been providing drivers throughout the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts with auto glass repairs and replacements for more than 20 years. The company was founded by Andy Reardon who shares the operational management of the company with his wife, Patty.
“A&R Auto Glass is a great fit for Allstate, because their focus on providing the best customer service perfectly aligns with Allstate’s service model,” said Nik Frye, Allstate Auto Glass operations director. “It allows us to increase the service capabilities we offer drivers in the western part of our state.”
The addition of Allstate’s resources means that Western Massachusetts customers will receive faster service, according to the company. An increased number of certified techs, mobile vans, and a regional warehouse with hundreds of the most popular windshields will eliminate the need for ordering and receiving parts before jobs can be completed.
“Being part of a bigger team with more resources means that we can provide our customers with even better service,” said Reardon. “That’s always been our goal.”
“Andy and I both built our companies using a small business, hands-on approach,” said Shellington. “We both believe that having dependable, well-trained staff members who put the customer first is the key to offering first-in-class auto glass service. Together, we’re going to be able to do that better than ever.”