For Chad and Sandy Sachs, broken glass is the basis of their family owned and operated business, S&S Auto Glass at 837 FM 2297, the Arbala Road.
Really, Chad said his business is almost any and all kinds of auto glass work. “It can be the windshield, the doors, back glass and anything that makes the windows go up and down, makes the doors lock. Anything that glass touches.
“That includes just about anything with glass in it except for some of the big fancy motor homes,” he said. “I won’t touch [those] just because I don’t have the manpower to handle a glass that’s, you know, three or four hundred pounds. Other than that – 18-wheelers, dozers, tractors, cars, pickups – they are all about the same.”
Chad said he and his wife started the business, which is literally in their back yard, about eight years ago when he left a new car dealership in Sulphur Springs.
Chad formerly managed the NAPA Parts Store before going to work at Gober-Merrill. When he left the dealership, Sachs said he was looking for something else to do, but wanted to stay in the auto industry.
“I had worked for Kenneth Phillips and his family at Southern Auto Supply while he was still living,” he said. “So, that’s all we’ve ever done. When I was 15 years old, I went to work for Norman Sanders at Green Light Auto. If we weren’t working on cars, we were selling parts for cars.”
When the G.W. Gibbons family decided to get out of the auto glass business, Chad and wife Sandy seized the opportunity.
“We struck a deal together and I bought him out and the customer base he had at the time,” he said. “That’s how we got here.”
Sandy Sachs is an internal bank auditor at City National Bank and son Rowdy graduated high school in June.
“He is fixing to start classes out here at PJC and he works full time with me,” Chad said. “He does his classes at night, he’s going to be working on an engineering degree and I’ve got a daughter, Reagan, that just goes to high school and plays ball.”
Sachs says his location may not be real convenient to many people, but it is what he wants.
“I like it out here because it’s quiet,” he said. “I don’t have to fight the downtown or uptown traffic. I can do what I want out here. If I want to add on to my building tomorrow, I can add on to my building tomorrow.”
Finding S&S Auto Glass the first time may not be real easy, but Chad and Rowdy Sachs can get your window or glass issues resolved quickly.
“Most of the time, when people come out here looking to get their car fixed, [they] are not price shopping, they’re serious,” Chad continued. “They want it done and, out here, nobody messes with me. I can do what it takes to make the job right.”
Sachs said getting the job done right and quickly doesn’t always mean you are going to pay a high price.
“There again, I’m not having to rent a big fancy shop in town or have a big, high-dollar shop payment in town,” he said. “I shop everybody to get the best deal I can. We’ve got two or three suppliers and we go with whoever has got the best deal.”
S&S Auto Glass is located at 837 FM 2297 [Arbala Road].
“The easiest way to find me is, if you know where UPS is, it is exactly a mile and a half from UPS driveway to my driveway on the left,” Chad said. “Just go straight out Arbala Road, just over a mile past the signal light on Wildcat Way.”
To call and make an appointment or to find out how to get to S&S Auto Glass, call 903-885-5006. The number rings directly to Chad’s cell phone.
“If you can’t get me, that means I am busy or it’s the weekend,” he said. “I’ll be back on Monday at 8 a.m.”
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