By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
All-Stars Auto Glass across from Kroger on U.S. Highway 72 in Corinth is an excellent place for windshield repairs, said Don Phifer, manager of Big A Auto Sales.
“We’ve never had a windshield leak,” said Phifer. “They know what they’re doing. They do all of our work.”
All-Stars, a family-owned business, has certainly stood the test of time, and will celebrate its 20-year anniversary in 2019.
The business was started in 1999 by the late Jack Jones, whose son, Matt, now owns All-Stars. Matt, who was born and raised in Corinth, started working in the business about 17 years ago soon after his dad started it. Matt’s cousin, Johnathan Jones, has been working with him for five years.
The origin of All-Stars Auto Glass is a “long-winding story” that is just as interesting as some of the tales Matt and Johnathan hear about how windshields are broken.
Matt’s grandmother grew up in Kossuth, and his grandfather, a Korean War veteran, was also from the region. His grandparents moved to Gibson, Tenn. where they opened a store. After Matt’s dad graduated high school, the family moved back home to Corinth.
One of Matt’s uncles invented one of the first windshield repair kits, and Matt’s dad got involved in the auto glass repair business in the early 1980s. Matt’s dad worked a route that included Ripley, Jackson, Tenn., Pickwick, Booneville, Savannah, Tenn. and Corinth.
Prior to entering the auto glass business, Matt’s dad also worked for Gardner’s Supermarket and other local companies. His dad eventually bought the former Amoco service station where All-Stars Auto-Glass is still located.
In fact, the building where All-Stars is located has been in continuous operation since it opened in 1960. The room Matt sat in for this interview was once a diner that connected to a service station. His dad had great foresight to buy the building in such a prime location, he added.
Matt said his family has always had a strong work ethic for generations.
“We’ve always had to work if he wanted to eat or have a place to live,” Matt said. “Nothing was ever handed to us.”
It is rewarding to keep the family business going and to offer professional services at competitive prices, he noted.
All-Stars offers the gamut of of services ranging from small chips in a window to full windshield replacements. The business also fixes leaking sunroofs, window motor regulators, door handles, rear view mirrors and side windows.
All-Stars Auto Auto Glass accepts all major insurances and guarantees no leaks while the current owner has the vehicle. The business fixes nearly all glass on all vehicle makes and models and can also work on 18-wheelers. Estimates are provided free of charge, and All-Stars offers free vehicle pick up.
People take windshields for granted, but a multitude of problems arise once the glass breaks. A car with a broken window is exposed to thieves, weather and presents a danger to motorists. That is why All-Stars gets repairs done in a day or two so people can get their vehicles, and lives, back to normal.
Matt said there is not a specific reason the business is called All-Stars, other than his dad just thought it sounded like a good name.
To schedule an appointment with All-Stars Auto Glass call, (662) 665-0050.