Central State Glass, located in Dade City, Fla., will acquire all non-automotive operations from K&K Glass, based in Tampa, Fla., after the latter announced its transition to auto glass only.

“We have experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and with this growth I feel it is time for K&K Glass to focus strictly on auto glass and calibration services,” says Dan Knowlton, president and CEO of K&K Glass. “K&K Glass will work closely on many projects in the future with the newly formed Central State Glass, operated by Rob Kassabaum.”

Knowlton credits a substantial portion of the company’s success to residential and commercial operations.

“Residential and commercial glass has played a large role in the success of K&K Glass, largely due to the leadership of Rob,” says Knowlton. “This will be a large transition as we restyle the K&K Glass organization and transition the flat glass component to Central State Glass. We will continue to operate both organizations from many of the same facilities for the foreseeable future. I believe this reformation is a positive move that will allow both companies to expand and succeed for many years to come.”

Kassabaum, president and owner of Central State Glass, welcomes the new arrangement.

“I have worked with Dan for the last 24 years at K&K Glass, and I am excited to continue working alongside him in this new endeavor,” Kassabaum says. “Both companies will continue to work very closely together, utilizing each other to continue offering superior service to our customers in the future just as we do today. This alignment allows both organizations to widen our scope and geographic presence throughout the state of Florida.”