Business Revs Up for Oklahoma Auto Glass Shops After Recent Storms
May 11, 2010
In addition to the dangerous tornados that ripped through parts
of Oklahoma yesterday, a major hail storm has left many auto glass
shops in the state busy tackling the damage.
"It's crazy," says a representative of City Glass OKC
Inc. in Oklahoma City. "We have four phone lines and it's been
ringing all morning non-stop. Most are windshield and backglass
replacements. We had one vehicle in here, a van, that had all of
its windows broken out."
Chris Grubb, owner of Stop a Crack Windshield, is seeing the same.
"We're swamped up to our necks in auto glass," he said.
"We're really hammered right now."
Some of the hail that has fallen in recent days has been reported
to be the size of a baseball. Due to the magnitude of the storm,
Mel Roberson of Mr. Windshield Repair in Oklahoma City says he's
seeing a surge in replacements-but not windshield repair.
"All I do is rock chip repair," says Roberson, "and
hail does so much damage, it's way out of line
but I do know all the glass replacement companies around here are
Daniel Diaz, co-owner of Duncan Glass in Oklahoma City, is a residential/commercial
glass company that has had to turn several customers away, as the
business doesn't do any auto glass work.
"Last night alone I received about 20 calls for automotive
work," says Diaz. "
Many have forecasted more storms for this evening.
HERE to read more about the recent storms, including video footage.
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