Today, glassBYTEs.com takes a look at top auto glass retailers this year compared to AGRR’s 2020 list. Who remains on top? Were there any major changes?
In the number one spot this year and in 2022, Belron and Safelite remain with more than $2 billion in retail sales. The Boyd Group continues to hold number two this year with $100 to $200 million in sales.
Driven Brands, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., most recently acquired 30 All Star Glass stores in the southwest in April and 79 Auto Glass Now stores at the end of 2021. Driven Brands, whose history goes back to 1972 with the opening of Meineke in San Antonio, Texas and Maaco in Wilmington, Del., superseded Binswanger out of the number three spot.
Founded in 1872, Binswanger is at number four, and has more than 50 locations employing 800 in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas. Binswanger offers auto and architectural glass and remains in the $50 to $100 million category.
“We are honored to be recognized as a top retailer in the glass space, a focus area of growth for Driven Brands,” says Michael Macaluso, Driven Brands executive vice president of Paint, Collision, and Glass Group. “We see an incredible opportunity to apply the scale and expertise of our proven playbook to the glass segment, providing customers with the highest level of repair quality and service experience.”
Number four in 2020 with $50 to $100 million in retail sales, Clairus Group of Quebec, Canada was founded in 2018. In November 2019, Driven Brands acquired Clairus Group, and added 240 service locations, 330 mobile locations and 22 distribution centers to the Driven Brands family.
All Star Glass was in the number five spot two years ago, and remains there with $25 to $50 million in retail sales. Founded in 1977 in San Diego, All Star Glass became part of the Driven Brands family in April.