Guardian Auto Glass Acquires Atlanta-Based Automobile Glass Co.
January 4, 2011
Guardian Auto Glass LLC has acquired the assets of Automobile Glass Co. of Alpharetta, Ga. Automobile Glass has served Atlanta area customers since 1933 and was one of the first mobile auto glass companies in Atlanta, according to a statement from Guardian. The company was sold to Harmon Auto Glass in 1991, but, in 2008, the former owners of the company, which still had rights to the name, started a new business under the original name, according to information from Guardian.
The new company will operate as Guardian Auto Glass Atlanta, LLC and will continue to follow the Guardian Auto Glass’ business model. “With the launch of the Atlanta location, Guardian Auto Glass continues with its core principles that we will have locally owned and managed operations as the core of our future growth,” says Marc Talbert, vice president of Guardian Auto Glass.
Local owners/managers Mickey Eves and Peter Hicks will serve as vice presidents and managing partners of the new company. Both have extensive experience in Atlanta retail auto glass. Eves started with the original Automobile Glass in 1963 and led the sales growth of the company, while Hicks has worked as a qualified technician and store manager and will lead the operations of Guardian Auto Glass Atlanta. Guardian Auto Glass will be the majority owner of the new company.
Guardian Auto Glass was formed in October 2010 between Guardian Glass Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Industries, and LRST LLC to manage and grow the retail auto glass business of Guardian.
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