Tuesday, 10 November 2020 20:56

Safelite Group Acquires Lee & Cates Glass Auto Glass Division

Safelite® Group, a nationwide vehicle glass services and recalibration company and owner of Safelite® AutoGlass, announced Nov. 10 an agreement to acquire the assets of the Lee & Cates Glass auto glass business. 

The transaction was completed Nov. 6.


"We're honored to welcome associates from Lee & Cates to our business," said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. "Like Safelite, they have a rich history steeped in a commitment and dedication to their people and the customers they serve. It's a fantastic opportunity to leverage the skills and talents of this team, honor their legacy and strengthen our national footprint."


Lee & Cates Glass was founded in 1926 by brothers-in-law Thomas D. Lee Sr. and Raymond H. Cates in Jacksonville, FL. The company ultimately grew into a full-service glass business with locations throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, and has remained family-owned since its inception.


With a strong reputation for their customer service, craftmanship and work ethic, the company also expanded their services to include flat/residential glass.


"The acquisition by Safelite includes the auto glass business and provides Lee & Cates with the opportunity to further invest into their flat/residential operations," Feeney said. "Their history will continue as they move forward to further evolve their business."  


Source: Safelite Group


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