How NOVUS Got its Start
It was during the early 1970s when Dr. Frank Werner (who at the time owned and operated an aircraft instrumentation engineering company, called Rosemount Engineering) decided to exit the corporate world to focus solely on – his strong passion for creating inventions. Werner, who had invented and patented the first Rosemount fitted buckle ski boots, founded Origin, Inc. – a testing laboratory and commercial-physical research company in Wyoming. After having three windshields replaced due to small breaks caused from the rough terrain of the Wyoming landscape, Werner felt he needed to find a solution to fix breaks without having to dispose of the entire windshield. The combination of his curiosity, driven determination and help from chemical engineer Bill Wiele led to the discovery of windshield repair.
1972, Gerald Keinath bought the patent rights for windshield repair, and then strategically designed the business plan that would bring windshield repair to the general market for the first time. It started as a business called Keinath Incorporated and it was located in the basement of his home. The name of the business was later changed to NOVUS – the Latin word for “new” or “innovative” – and, in 1985, NOVUS Glass became a full-fledged franchise company.
For over 35 years, NOVUS has remained the industry’s research & development pioneer. In fact, NOVUS has been awarded more U.S. Patents for windshield repair than the rest of the windshield repair industry combined. With the addition of NOVUS’ high quality, fully guaranteed windshield and auto glass replacement and other diversified services, NOVUS is able to support all consumer glass service needs.
At NOVUS, we believe that it is our responsibility to consistently provide the highest quality of service and products in the market. This is going beyond customer expectations and doing what is right. It includes being a good neighbor in the community, holding oneself accountable to fellow franchisees and the entire NOVUS organization and integrating social and environmental priorities within our service.
To be the customer’s choice as the windshield repair expert offering the highest quality auto glass repair and replacement service in the franchisees’ area of primary responsibility.
By choosing NOVUS Glass, you are being serviced by NOVUS, “The Windshield Repair Experts™” who offer uncompromising quality and value in NOVUS products and service delivered by people who care.