St. Paul, MN – NOVUS Glass, the industry leader in auto glass replacement and repair, announces is newest franchisee, Raymond Lowe, who has opened a NOVUS Glass location in Okeechobee, Florida. “NOVUS Glass is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to be a first-time business owner,” says Ted Anderson, VP of Operations. “It gives the new business instant credibility because of the brand recognition the NOVUS name provides. In addition, NOVUS franchisees receive the most hand-on and comprehensive training in the industry.”
Raymond decided to invest in the NOVUS brand with a good understanding of the community’s need for this type of service. According to Raymond’s wife, Ashley, Raymond ran a family towing business and saw all types of wrecked cars, most with broken windshields. “He’d speak with body shop owners who were frustrated that the only windshield replacement options came from out of town,” said Ashley. “They wondered why Okeechobee didn’t have its own glass replacement business.” An idea became a plan and Raymond knew that only NOVUS fit the needs of his family and of his community.
Raymond’s prior business experience also includes working for Seminole Gaming at Seminole Casino Brighton as a poker room supervisor and then as a compliance coordinator. Needing a change, he worked in the family towing business, BMJ Towing. Now, Raymond and Ashley, along with their three children, Cayson Marcus (5), Layton Rae (4), and Kurran Avery (2), have the opportunity to build for their future, while providing a needed home-town business.
“Being your own boss and deciding how you will spend my time is a dream many people have,” says Raymond. “Now I’m living that dream with the help of my NOVUS team. I have technical, management, research and marking help and advice whenever I need it. It’s makes all the difference knowing they will be there for me now, as the business starts, and also down the road, as my business grows and expands.”
According to Anderson, it all comes down to flexibility. “Instead of waiting for someone else to tell you what to do and where to go, you get to decide what will make your business successful. You can start your business on a smaller scale, with you as the owner/operator, and travel to your clients. Or,you can choose a fixed location, and with multiple mobile vehicles and employees. With NOVUS, you have the flexibility to balance your life and business successfully.”
NOVUS invented windshield repair in 1972. For over 40 years, NOVUS has been and remains the industry’s research & development pioneer. NOVUS has been awarded more U.S. Patents for windshield repair than the rest of the windshield repair industry combined. For more information visit us at www.novusglass.com or 1-800-77-NOVUS (800-776-6887) for a NOVUS location near you. For franchise development information, contact 800-944-6811.Back