Spring Hail Happens and Can Often Increase Business in Small Path

Hail_HagelSpring usually brings severe thunderstorms for various parts of the country. The hail that can accompany these storms often increases AGRR business in a path that can be relatively small. Two companies can be located in the town and the weather may only be bad for one.

The evidence of this can be seen in two parts of the country recently hit by storms. Baseball-sized hail was reported in the Maryland towns of Rockville and St. Charles on Monday, May 2.

Waldorf, Md., which is located near these towns was also struck by severe weather.

“I cover a 45-mile radius and the hail damage was at the top of my service area,” says Rachel Reeder, owner of The Glass Man in Waldorf, Md.

Though she hasn’t had a lot of calls, she did see some damage.

It’s a different story for D&S Glass Service in Waldorf, Md. A customer service representative says the weather wasn’t that bad around her shop, so they haven’t seen much of an increase in business.

In Oklahoma, severe weather hit Coweta late last week.

“It was a bad hailstorm,” says Nicole Doran, customer service representative for Glassworks Auto Glass, which covers Coweta. “A lot of people needed multiple pieces of glass.”

However, next door in Broken Arrow, Okla., the damage wasn’t as bad, according to Deanna Townsend, a customer service representative with Binswanger Glass.

“We saw a few jobs,” she notes. “But we are not overly slammed.”

Has severe weather impacted your business this spring? Share your stories by email jreed@glass.com.

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