IRVINE, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2003) – Alloy wheel repair firm Surface Tech Inc. has added licensed technicians in 14 new cities in the U.S. and Canada, giving it a presence in 35 states and underscoring its goal to double revenue next year.
Irvine-based Surface Tech uses a patented method for refurbishing alloy wheels that allows the technicians to perform the service on the customer's vehicle without having to remove the tire/wheel assembly.
The new technicians brings to 125 the number of individuals licensed to perform the firm's process. The firm began licensing technicians in 1998 and reported gross billings of more than $1 million in 2001 and $2 million in 2002. Revenue is expected to exceed $7 million this year and double next year, the firm said.
The new technicians are located in: Albany, N.Y.; Bentonville, Ark.; Boise, Idaho; Calgary, Alberta; Des Moines, Iowa; Harrisburg, Pa.; Hartford and New Haven, Conn.; Joplin/Springfield, Mo.; Miami; Morris County and Somerset County, N.J.; Sacramento, Calif; and Topeka, Kan.
Wholesale prices for a Surface Tech treatment range from $45 to $95 a wheel, according to the firm's Web site, and the treatment can be carried out in about an hour.
In addition, Surface Tech has licensed its process to Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Norcross, Ga., which franchises mobile wheel repair businesses.
Surface Tech also offers processes for resurfacing damaged headlight lens covers and for applying a clear protective film over cars to prevent sand and stone damage.