NOVUS Glass Celebrates 35 Years of Innovation

Company widely known as the ''Windshield Repair ExpertsTM'' recognizes a significant milestone

SAVAGE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This year, NOVUS Glass celebrates its 35th anniversary. The notable glass service business shares how the business has grown from its small beginnings in 1972 to the successful franchise company it is today.

"In recognition of our anniversary, we are proud to take the opportunity to share the evolution of NOVUS Glass with our customers, and others, in order to show the longevity and quality behind our brand name," said Allan Skidmore, co-executive chairman & CEO of TCG International, Inc., parent company of NOVUS Glass.

It was during the early 1970s when Dr. Frank Werner's curiosity, driven determination and assistance from chemical engineer Bill Wiele led to the discovery of the modern day windshield repair.

When Gerald Keinath, founder of NOVUS, Inc., learned about this new invention, he knew that this service was needed in the market and decided to pursue this new business venture. In 1972, Keinath bought the patent rights for windshield repair and strategically designed the business plan that would bring windshield repair to the general market for the first time. As Keinath refined his business plan he partnered with entrepreneurs Paul Petersen, Dave Tenquist and Chemist Wally Hlavoc. Together they pioneered the windshield repair industry from the tools used to the products needed to effectively repair glass. NOVUS is the Latin word for "new" or "innovative" – and, in 1985, NOVUS Glass became a full-fledged franchise company.

According to Keith Beveridge, senior vice president of NOVUS Glass, the company has been and remains to be the industry's research & development pioneer.

"Over the past 35 years, NOVUS Glass has grown from a windshield repair kit company to a global player in auto glass repair and replacement," said Jon Thomas, director of manufacturing and engineering at NOVUS Glass, who has been with the company for over 25 years. NOVUS, known as the world's original "Repair First, Replace When Necessary"® company, stands by their guarantee which distinguishes NOVUS from the average auto glass shop.

NOVUS Glass welcomes you to learn more about the company and its 35th anniversary by visiting


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