Volume 9, Issue 6 - November/December 2007

WGR Reports
repair news

Survey Recognizes Dr. Chip

Clearview Windshields in Sioux Falls, S.D., was not only named to Sioux Falls’ recent “Local Best List,” but was named number-one in the area in windshield repair. Clearview is owned by Gerald and Jane Zwart. 

While Clearview has been named to the list in previous years, Gerald Zwart (aka “Dr. Chip”) notes that this is the first year his company has been ranked within the subcategory of windshield repair.

“Other years they just informed the businesses that they finished in the top five but this year they told us who is number-one, number-two, number-three, number-four and number-five,” he says. “In the automotive windshield glass repair section, Clearview Windshields finished in the number-one spot.”

Zwart attributes much of his company’s success to its employees.

“To earn the number-one spot just doesn’t happen,” he says. “Our customer service reps, repair and replacement technicians know and understand what customer service is all about and do a great job of it.” 

The Local Best List, available at www.thelocalbest.com, comprises a number of local businesses for whom the public has voted. More than 2,100 Sioux Falls residents participated in the survey. Survey participants were asked to name their favorite local companies in a variety of categories, and were not given options from which to choose the companies. The survey contained a variety of categories, and subcategories within those categories. Clearview was named on the automotive list, which includes subcategories for windshield and glass repair, auto dealers (new), auto service and repair, auto body repair and painting, auto parts and supplies, tires, auto cleaning and detailing, boat dealers and motorcycle dealers. Within each sub-category, five companies are chosen as “The Local Best.”

Two Join Glass Mechanix
The Las Vegas-based Glass Mechanix has announced two new hires, Jeff Higgins and Casandra Timms. Both Higgins and Timms come to Glass Mechanix from the Eugene, Ore.-based Delta Kits.

Higgins previously served as vice president of Delta Kits and was in charge of overseeing all aspects of marketing, international distribution chains and Internet presence. In his new role at Glass Mechanix, Higgins will continue to oversee all elements of international sales, global marketing and Internet development, as well as operations and training. Higgins also will be involved in the work of Glass Mechanix’s sister company, Glass Mechanix Xpress Repair. Higgins was with Delta Kits for five years.

Timms has been with Delta Kits for one and half years and will handle order processing, customer service, public relations and general accounting in her new role at Glass Mechanix. 

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