July 25, 2021

NOVUS Glass planting roots in Newton

NOVUS Glass is calling Newton home. The mobile auto glass repair and replacement, window tinting and auto detailing business owned by Trent Alberts is open at 810 First. Ave. W.

“We opened our business in February 2017, offering mobile glass service, and we are now excited to have expanded to the old Dewayne’s service station to offer window tinting and auto detailing,” Alberts said.

A former Pella Corporation employee of 17 years, Alberts decided about a year go he wanted to go out on his own and start a business. The Sully resident found NOVUS Glass and knew it would be perfect for him.

“I knew I wanted to do something on my own. My brother and sister-in-law own their own business and I wanted to do that, too,” Alberts said. “I found NOVUS Glass and it was a company I could start on my own without outside investors.”

Founded in 1972, NOVUS Glass is a pioneer in windshield glass repair. Founder Dr. Frank Werner and chemical engineer Bill Wiele developed a solution which has led to NOVUS being awarded more U.S. patents for windshield repair than any other company in the industry.

Alberts is a franchisee whose territory covers West Des Moines to Brooklyn and Knoxville to Marshalltown. With Newton at the center of his area he felt it was the perfect place to open shop.

“I have been completely mobile until now and I just see the Newton community as rebuilding and saw this building as a great place for a fixed location,” Alberts said. “We currently employ two and are contracting a tinting career professional, who in my opinion is the best in the business. We look forward to growing our business to employ additional team members in the future.”

Alberts also works with his wife, Kari, who provides marketing and strategy support for the business.

“My wife and I raise our three kids in Sully and are thrilled to be a part of Newton’s business group,” Alberts said. “We pride ourselves in the care of our customers’ vehicles. We practice integrity in everything we do and we want to earn your business. Newton is investing the future and we are excited to be a part of the growth.”

NOVUS Glass has hours from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information contact Alberts at 641-780-4848 or at centraliowa@novusglass.us.

Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or jpierson@newtondailynews.com