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Auto glass businesses have done just about everything to gain potential customer’s attention, and in Kerry Soat’s case wearing his company’s tee shirt was all it took to propel him into national television news. Soat is the CEO of Fas-Break … Continue reading
Fas-Break Glass took to its social media page to congratulate Kevin Massick, Fas-Break owner, located in Billings, Mont., on his retirement. Massick bought a distributorship and joined the Fas-Break Corporation in 1994, according to the company. “Kevin is a rock … Continue reading
Fas-Break, Inc. (Fas-Break) recently adopted AirPro Diagnostics’ technology and services platform. According to Fas-Break, it will distribute AirPro technologies and services to its network of auto glass centers throughout the United States. “We are pleased that Fas-Break will help lead … Continue reading
“The automotive glass fraud law changes of House Bill 2500 or Senate Bill 1162 were stopped in the Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee (MAPS) of the Arizona Senate on March 17, 2016.” —Kerry Soat
In a quick action that took some by surprise, the Arizona House of Representatives passed Bill 2500, “Unlawful Practices: Auto Glass Repair” on Thursday by a vote of 53 to 7.
It appears Arizona House Bill 2500, “Unlawful Practices: Auto Glass Repair” could be heading to the House of Representatives for a vote as early as next month. The bill is designed to amend the insurance statute to regulate the marketing of automobile glass.
The Arizona House of Representative Insurance Committee passed a sweeping automotive glass bill on Wednesday. The bill is designed to amend the insurance statute to regulate the marketing of automobile glass. See background on bill here. The bill, “Unlawful Practices: … Continue reading
Arizona House Representative David Livingston (R) has proposed House Bill 2500, “Unlawful Practices: Auto Glass Repair.” The bill is designed to amend the insurance statute to regulate the marketing of automobile glass, according to Dennis Hall, attorney for the Arizona Automotive Glass Association.
Kerry Soat, owner of Fas-Break in Chandler, Ariz., says that after 27 years, his business is strong. What are his biggest challenges? Finding new people and staying abreast of all the changes.
The industry showed a mixed response to the news over the weekend that Boyd Group Income Fund, parent company to U.S.-based Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America and others, is acquiring Schaumburg, Ill.-based Netcost Claims Services (NCS), an automotive glass claims administrator for insurance companies. “Seems to me that companies are doing all they can do grab some market share,” says Mark Liston, president of Glass Doctor.
“I’m hoping that with Solera Holdings, [LYNX Services] can compete with Safelite Solutions’ dominance in the third-party administrator (TPA) [of automotive glass claims’] arena,” says Henry Peralta, sales manager for Stockton Auto Glass in Stockton, Calif. Westlake, Texas-based Solera Holdings is in the process of purchasing Pittsburgh Glass Works’ (PGW) Insurance and Services Division, which includes LYNX Services, GTS and Glaxis, along with other information technology services.
Several automotive glass repair and replacement company owners are calling the judge’s decision to deny Safelite’s motion for a preliminary injunction in the Connecticut anti-steering case a “victory.” Safelite had asked the Connecticut U.S. District Court to put enforcement of PA 13-67 on hold while it challenges the new anti-steering law in the courts.