About Us

Magic Glass provides a wide variety of auto glass replacement and repair services. Since 1968, our experienced technicians will provide you with only the highest quality workmanship.

We can replace glass in anything on wheels. Whether the windshield in your car, truck or semi needs replacing, or a window in your R.V. or bus is broken, or you need glass replaced in farm or construction equipment – our experienced team can do it all. We also specialize in window and regulator repairs.

The “Magic” comes from the people and the processes! Learn more about our team and our processes.

History

Magic Glass, Inc. (Mobile Auto Glass Installation Centers) was started by the Smith brothers, W.O., Robert and Raymond, of Ludlow, IL in 1968 along with Stan Hylbert who also came over from Illinois as a glass technician. Stan eventually became regional Vice President and the brothers and he led the growth of the company across Indiana eventually opening up four other shops in the state. The brothers would travel to the various shops to call on customers and check on the team’s work.  The location of 712 Widewater Dr. in Lafayette was a bustling business and the brothers would often sleep above the office after having been on the road for so many days.

Magic Glass would soon be receiving semi-trailer loads of glass to serve the growing auto industry.  Many automobiles had the same windshield across models and between trucks and cars there were deep discounts for buying in bulk and projecting potential needs months in advance.  As the market began to mature, Safelite began buying up auto glass shops across the country and consolidating distribution. The Smith brothers enjoyed the business and didn’t need the money so they refused to sell. Automobiles had become more diverse and daily delivers became more feasible so large shipments turned into daily shipments. The company continued to operate well and the Smith’s acquired several other industrial buildings and farmland in the areas they worked.

Eventually, location managers expressed interest in acquiring their respective locations and the Smith family began to sell respective territories to prominent local managers.  In 2011, Mike and Kim DeWilde acquired the Lafayette, IN office and merged the Anderson and Indianapolis territories into this location which is now servicing 26 counties. With the help of long time co-workers, the DeWilde’s continued to reliably serve insurance, commercial and the growing cash customer base in northwest Indiana and Eastern Illinois.

Known for their quality work and next day service, Magic Glass is a staple for many businesses, their employees and their family vehicles.  Many of the Magic Glass employees have decades of experience and are among the highest respected in the region.

In May of 2017, Little Engine Ventures (LEV) acquired DeWilde Glass Inc. (dba Magic Glass Lafayette) from Mike and Kim DeWilde and promoted a local master technician, Chris Franks into General Manager. They continue to serve the area with the same honest and reliable service their customers have come to expect.

Associations

NGA – National Glass Association

Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest and most influential trade association serving the architectural glass, and window and door industries. The NGA represents nearly 2,200 member companies, produces the industry’s leading events and publications, and provides cutting-edge education and training programs. Its sister organization, the Window and Door Dealers Alliance, represents the interests of retail, wholesale, and installing dealers of new and replacement windows, doors, skylights, and related building products. The NGA’s annual events— including GlassBuild America and the Glazing Executives Forum—serve as a centralized meeting place for thousands of professionals. Learn more here.

NFIB – National Federation of Independent Business

NFIB is the leading advocate for small business owners, with offices in Washington, D.C., and every state capital. The mission is to defend the right of small business owners to run their businesses without undue government interference and to advance public policies that promote their success. They proudly represent hundreds of thousands of members nationwide from every industry and sector. And they are the only major business organization whose policies and positions are established by the members directly, not by executive staff or the Board of Directors. Learn more here.

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