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Auto Glass Companies Remain in Franchise Top 400

Several auto glass companies rose in ranks on the Franchise Times Top 400 for 2021 list. Rankings are based on sales in 2020 by companies with franchised locations. Glass Doctor is ranked at number 238 with 191 locations, including 179 … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Announces New location in Hay River, NWT

NOVUS Glass, a provider of automotive glass repair and replacement services, launched a new Canadian location in Hay River, in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Owner Mike King sees the new venture as an opportunity to expand his current tire sales … Continue reading

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New Orleans Without Electricity After Hurricane Ida

The hurricane season hit the auto glass industry in New Orleans on Sunday with the second most intense hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana. Reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the state in August 2005, auto glass shops and other … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Plants its Flag in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec

NOVUS Glass, an automotive glass repair and replacement brand, has reinforced its presence in Canada with the opening of a location in Quebec’s St-Hyacinthe region. NOVUS Glass St-Hyacinthe marks a milestone in entrepreneur Real Arcand’s aftermarket career. Arcand, who has … Continue reading

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Fix Network Appoints Scott Meehan as Regional Vice President for Quebec

Fix Network, a global automotive aftermarket franchise network for collision, glass and mechanical repair services, has announced the appointment of Scott Meehan as its regional vice president for the Fix Network Quebec. Meehan joins the company with over 20 years … Continue reading

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Fix Network World Expands Into Spain

Fix Network World, a global automotive aftermarket franchise network for collision, glass and mechanical repair services, announced the launch of the first six Fix Auto-NOVUS Glass locations across the country. The six new locations—Barcelona North, Arganda del Rey, Leganes, Madrid … Continue reading

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Adhesive Manufacturers Talk Adhesive Supply Chain

Last week, glassBYTEs reported that suppliers have begun notifying their customers of anticipated shortages of some adhesives. Courtny Squibb, director of national product sales and distribution at NOVUS Glass, weighed in on SRP’s supply-chain management during COVID-19. “Given that our … Continue reading

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2021 Auto Glass Week Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Automotive Glass Technician Competition (AGTO), Delta Kits Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) and the grand champions of the Calibration and Customer Service (CSR) competitions were announced Wednesday night at Auto Glass Week™ 2021 in … Continue reading

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Tech Change is the Theme at Auto Glass Week Close

“The car is a computer on wheels, and you need to be educated on its software and technology,” was the ominous warning issued by the closing speaker as the Auto Glass Week education program concluded in Orlando. Frank Terlep is … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Welcomes New Location in Richmond, BC

NOVUS Glass, an international name in automotive glass repair and replacement services, now has a new location in Richmond, British Columbia. Owner operator Victor Law has been in the automotive business for more than 25 years, beginning with operating a … Continue reading

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NOVUS® Glass Welcomes New Franchisees Joshua Gille and Mark Kim

NOVUS Glass announced the addition of new franchisees, Joshua Gille and Mark Kim, to their NOVUS franchise network. Joshua and Mark are the new owners of the NOVUS Glass franchise in San Gabriel, Calif. “NOVUS Glass has a world-class repair … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Welcomes New Location in Truro, Nova Scotia

Mark Weeks, regional vice president – Atlantic for Fix Network, welcomed NOVUS Glass Truro into its network, introducing advanced glass repair and replacement services in the Nova Scotia town of Truro. “We’re delighted to welcome NOVUS Glass Truro and its … Continue reading

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Registration Still Open for Auto Glass Week™ Windshield Repair Competition and the Chance to Take Home $5,000

Check all that apply . . . You are great at your craft. You have a bit of a competitive streak. You like to help others. You can always use some extra cash. Do these apply to you? Then you … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Companies Named in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Ranking

Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its 42nd annual list of top 500 franchises, and five companies related to the auto glass industry landed a spot this year—Matco Tools, MacTools, Novus Glass, Ziebart and Glass Doctor. No. 50 – Matco Tools Initial … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Takes Automotive Glass Franchise Top Ranking

Novus Glass has taken the number one ranking for Auto Glass Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2021 Annual Franchise 500 listing. The company also came in fourth for automotive service franchise, and 140th for overall franchise. Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 listing … Continue reading

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Fix Network World Adds 60 New Locations in 2020

Despite the pandemic, Fix Network World has steadily grown the footprint of its collision, glass and mechanical business which includes Fix Auto, ProColor Collision, NOVUS Glass, Speedy Auto Service and SRP, according to the company. In 2020, the network added … Continue reading

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Fix Network World Appoints New Sales Vice President

Mondofix Inc. (Fix Network World) has appointed Scott Bridges as its sales vice president for its collision and glass business in the United States. In this newly created role, Bridges will be responsible for maintaining Fix Network’s relationships with key … Continue reading

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Fix Network World Appoints New Marketing and Communications Director

Mondofix Inc. (Fix Network World) today announced the appointment of Alan Gajewski as its marketing and communications director in the United States. In this position, Gajewski will drive all aspects of marketing and communications in the US, including for ProColor … Continue reading

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Several Industry Companies Make List of Largest Franchise Systems

Companies in the auto glass industry and related sectors have made the Franchise Times Top 200+ list, an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the U.S. based on the previous years system-wide sales. To qualify, franchisees must … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Welcomes New Location in Quebec City

Yves Roy, Fix Network in Quebec regional vice president, recently welcomed Novus Glass Quebec/Armand-Paris to the network. The location is owned by the Tondreau Group and offers body shop services in the same facility under the ProColor Collision brand. This … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Welcomes New Nova Scotia Location

Mark Weeks, Fix Network Atlantic regional vice president recently welcomed NOVUS Glass Bridgewater to the network. OwnerGlenn Toope has been in the automotive aftermarket industry for 35 years as an entrepreneur and educator. He started Bridgewater Auto Repair in 2019, … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Companies Make Global Franchise Listing

Entrepreneur Magazine ranked the top global franchises and several auto glass companies made its 2020 listing. Novus Glass, Ziebart, Glass Doctor and SuperGlass Windshield Repair made it on to the magazine’s Franchise 500. The Annual Franchise 500 ranks franchise companies … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Welcomes First Exclusively Mobile Franchise in Canada

Daryll O’Keefe, regional vice president for Fix Network Ontario, recently welcomed Steve Ramdan and Brian Ganase as the first franchise strategic partners to offer auto glass repair and replacement services using the NOVUS Glass mobile van. The van is prepared … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Shares Update on Franchisees After Cyber Attack on Payroll

Last fall glassBYTEs reported on a cyber incident that disrupted payroll for certain Novus Glass (Novus) franchisees. Several things have changed since Novus initially responded to the incident, and glassBYTEs reached out to the auto glass company for an update. … Continue reading

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Fix Network Supercenters Are Open in Quebec

Valérie Véronneau, Véronneau Group general manager, and her teams have opened the first two Fix Network Supercenters comprised of Fix Auto, NOVUS Glass and Speedy Auto Service in Coaticook and Sherbrooke East, Quebec. The new service centers bring Fix Network … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Responds To Payroll Issues Some of Its Franchisees Had

“We’ve offered all of the assistance on our part to try and resolve the situation. In addition to that we’ve already partnered with a new payroll company for the franchisees that is rolling out this week,” said Ted Andersen, Novus … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Franchisee Picks Up the Pieces Following “Unexplained Payroll Shutdown”

“It happened so quickly, and now we’re just trying to regroup,” said Matt Anderson, Novus Glass Spokane Valley, Wash. owner, of a cyber incident that robbed his employees of their paychecks. The incident, that happened earlier this month, to one … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Named Top Affordable Franchise Opportunity

Entrepreneur Magazine features NOVUS Glass as one of the top franchise opportunities available for less than $100,000. It earned the 23rd spot. Multiple strategies for market entry allow franchisees to start a business at the investment level that makes sense … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Gets New Location

Tom Maple, Fix Network British Columbia regional vice president, welcomes NOVUS Glass Coquitlam. According to the company, this location will be the largest of the Skidmore Group’s locations and will serve as their flagship facility and head office. It’s located … Continue reading

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Creative Extruded Products LLC Celebrates 40 Years

Creative Extruded Products LLC is celebrating 40 years in business this year. To commemorate this milestone, Creative held an Open House and Celebration on Friday, June 21, from noon to 4 p.m. for employees, customers and guests. The open house … Continue reading

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Novus® Glass Lends a Helping Hand at the Ronald McDonald House

Novus Glass Corporate of St. Paul, Minn., headed to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest (RMHC-UM) for a day of volunteering on June 19. The Novus Glass team assisted with a variety of tasks at the RMHC-UM … Continue reading

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Noah Stommel Named as New Franchise Development Director

NOVUS Glass recently announced its new franchise development manager, Noah Stommel. Since joining NOVUS in 2016 as a training and development coordinator, Stommel has played an integral part in the success of the training department and the NOVUS organization as … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Welcomes New Franchisees

Novus Glass announced the addition of its new franchisees, Walt, Mary Ann and Connor Michlanski to its franchise network. The Michlanski family are the new owners of the Novus Glass franchise in San Diego County, California, formerly operated by 39-year … Continue reading

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NOVUS® Glass Welcomes New Franchisees

NOVUS Glass welcomes new franchisees, Zach and Sarah Dowd. The Dowds are the new owners of the NOVUS Glass in Douglas County, Colo., formerly operated by Bill Gohl. “I like being able to help customers turn a negative into a … Continue reading

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NOVUS® Glass Welcomes New Franchisees

NOVUS Glass welcomes new franchisees, Zach and Sarah Dowd.  The Dowds are the new owners of the NOVUS Glass in Douglas County, Colo., which was formerly operated by Bill Gohl. “I like being able to help customers turn a negative … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Gets New National Sales Director

NOVUS Glass recently announced Steve Thompson is its new national sales director. In this role, Thompson will lead the company’s sales initiatives with both private and public insurers and brokers. According to the company, Thompson has worked in the industry … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass To Enter Into Spanish Automotive Aftermarket

Fix Network World, parent company of NOVUS Glass has announced plans for NOVUS Glass to enter the Spanish automotive aftermarket. Fix Auto acquired the global rights to NOVUS Glass last year and the decision for NOVUS to enter into Spain … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Adds New Franchisees

Novus Glass welcomes new franchisees, DJ & Becky Dannar. The Dannars are the new owners of the Southwest Nebraska franchise, formally ran for the past 25 years by the Ross family. “We want to continue the same great service that … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Holds 2018 Conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nev.

Novus Glass recently held its biennial conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nev., drawing its franchisees, business partners and vendors from around the world. Fix Auto World president Steve Leal gave the keynote address and talked about the conference theme, “Driven … Continue reading

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Six Auto Glass-Related Companies Make Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List

Entrepreneur Magazine has released its 39th annual list of top 500 franchises, and six companies related to the auto glass industry landed a spot this year—Matco Tools, MacTools, Ziebart, Glass Doctor, SuperGlass Windshield Repair and Novus Glass. No. 36 – … Continue reading

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Skidmore Group Announces Acquisition; Fifth NOVUS Glass Location in BC

Skidmore Group announced that it has acquired Crown Glass Ltd., an auto, residential and commercial glass shop, located in the Kitsalano neighborhood of Vancouver, BC. This acquisition marks the company’s fifth NOVUS Glass location in BC, with the other locations … Continue reading

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Fix Auto World Intends to Regain Trademark, Enter U.S. Market

Steve Leal, president of Canada-based Fix Auto World, announced yesterday his plans to regain the rights to the Fix Auto trademark in the United States from Fix Auto USA, with intentions to directly enter the U.S. market by the end … Continue reading

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Fix Auto World Acquires Global Rights to Novus Glass

Fix Auto World is purchasing the assets of 11 glass and automotive aftermarket companies, including Novus Franchises Inc. from the Skidmore Group. Through this acquisition, Fix Auto World is purchasing the assets of Novus Glass Inc., Novus Franchising Inc., Speedy … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Plans to Roll Out Pilkington ADAS Recalibration Tool

NOVUS Glass is currently conducting a joint field test with Pilkington of the Opti-Aim ADAS recalibration tool in strategic locations throughout North America. Continue reading

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Novus Glass Opens British Columbia Location, More Coming

Novus Glass has opened a corporate store in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading

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Novus Glass in British Columbia Raises Funds for Local Charity

The teams at the Novus Glass locations in British Columbia, Canada, donated their time and resources earlier this month to support the White Rock Princess Party Charity event sponsored by the White Rock Firefighters Charity Association. The event raised $34,000. Continue reading

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Novus Glass Names New Colorado Franchisees

Lynn and Lorenzo Washington will be joining Novus Glass as franchisees in the Denver, Colo. area. Continue reading

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Novus Glass Revamps Structure, Processes

Novus Glass is adapting its structure and processes in order to grow the brand. Continue reading

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Novus Names San Francisco-Based Franchisee

Frank Aguero has joined Novus Glass as a franchisee is the California Bay Area. Continue reading

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Fix Auto Canada Acquires Owner of Canadian Novus Master Franchise Rights

Fix Auto Canada is acquiring Prime CarCare Group, Canadian owner of automotive brands Speedy Auto Service, 5 Gears Auto Care, Minute Muffler and Brake, and the Canadian master franchisor for Novus Glass. Continue reading

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AGRR Companies Help Denver Dig Out from Freakish Hail Storm

In some neighborhoods the hail was so bad in Denver last week that snow plows had to help clear the streets. “My house got hit and two of my cars were damaged as well as my camper,” says Mike Brown, a Novus Glass franchisee in Longmont, Colo. “And we were just on the fringe of it.” Continue reading

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Automotive Glass Companies Ranked in Annual List

Entrepreneur Magazine has released its list of top 500 franchises for 2015 and five companies that offer AGRR services are on the list—Novus Glass, SuperGlass Windshield Repair, Ziebart, Techna Glass and Glass Doctor. “The process began in July 2014, when … Continue reading

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Novus Glass Adds First British Columbia, Canada, Franchise

Aldergrove A1 Glass Ltd. has become the inaugural British Columbian franchise for Novus Glass. The company serves the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading

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Kiplinger Names Novus Glass as a Top Low-Cost Franchise with Great Growth Potential

Kiplinger recently named six “Low-Cost Franchises with Great Growth Potential” and reaching the top of the list is Novus Glass. Continue reading

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City Auto Glass Becomes Novus Glass Franchisee

Novus Glass has announced South St. Paul, Minn.-based City Auto Glass as its newest franchisee. Continue reading

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Prime CarCare Group and Novus Glass Announce Master Franchise Agreement for Canada

Prime CarCare Group Inc., parent company to Speedy Auto Service and Minute Muffler and Brake brands, has signed an agreement with Novus Glass, granting the company master franchise rights to Novus Glass in Canada. Under the agreement, Prime CarCare Group … Continue reading

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TCG International Names Garry Skidmore President, COO

Garry Skidmore has been named president and chief operating officer for TCG International (TCGI), parent company to Speedy Glass, Novus Glass and others. Continue reading

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Automotive Glass Companies Ranked in Annual List

Several automotive glass companies have been ranked on Entrepreneur magazine’s 35th Annual Franchise 500. The top 500 companies were determined based on financial and statistical data from July 2011 through July 2013.
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