Family Owned and Operated for 50+ Years!
Lonnie Sheppard, founder of Sheppard’s Glass, opened his business on November 1, 1968, in a double garage beside his home. He dealt with upholstery, auto glass, storefront, and residency; however, as the business grew, the need for more space became apparent. There were two additions to the original building and in 1986, Mr. Sheppard built a new 60’x80’ building on his property. They opened the new facility on December 15th, and have since continued to expand the facility, making additions in 2004 and 2006.
In June 2021, Sheppard’s Glass Service opened its doors to customers for the first time at a new location. The company, providing full service for auto, commercial and residential glass, opened a second location at 855 Chapin Rd. Company president Calvin Sheppard, they saw an emerging need in the market, and moved to take advantage of it.
The new location is being managed by third-generation family member Blake Sheppard, grandson of the company founder. At 21 years old, he may be a young manager, but Blake said he’s grown up learning the ins and outs of the company.
Lonnie and his wife, Dorothy, came from humble surroundings. With strong Christian values, hard work, and patience, the business has grown to be extremely versatile. They have three grown children, two of whom are in the business with them. They take family pride in close customer relationships and meticulous service, attributing those to the success of the company. Lonnie and Dorothy have been married 52 years and they still reside in their home next door to the business.
Their children are very proud of what their parents have accomplished and have the utmost respect for them. It is now a second–generation company. However, Lonnie and Dorothy are still dedicated to the business and remain active in the daily work schedule.