Horseshoe Bay resident opens windshield business
July 23, 2013, 10:00 am by Alexandria Randolph
A version of this story published in Tuesday's Highlander incorrectly identified All Clear Auto Glass. Hill Country Auto Glass in Burnet is not affiliated with the new business. The Hill Country Auto Glass phone number is 512.756.8446.
A 25-year-old born-and-raised Horseshoe Bay resident opened his first automotive glass repair shop in Cottonwood Shores three weeks ago.
Mason Demarest, a Marble Falls High School graduate, opened his own business, All Clear Auto Glass, at 4213 RR 2147.
Demarest said that after spending six years working for another auto repair shop in Burnet, he decided that he wanted to start his own.
"I wanted to do something big with my life, he said. "So, I put all my money on the table and started this place.
In this economy, Demarest said, only business owners are making money. He feels that opening up his own shop at a young age was a good choice.
"Im trying to nip it in the bud early get a good start now, he said. "Im striving to be a good business owner and make a good living.
Demarest began working in auto shops at 14 when his father worked in a shop in the area. It was there he developed a passion for auto repair.
"Theres nothing else Id rather be doing, he said.
Demarest said that it took him some time to pick a repair specialty.
"Ive always been into cars. I never could pick one thing to stick with, he said.
Eventually, he was introduced to chip and windshield repair.
"I gave it a shot and had a knack with it, he said, "Anything with wheels and glass I work on.
Cottonwood Shores was a good location to place his business, Demarest said.
"This whole place is blowing up with little businesses, he said. "I wanted to be close to home and the traffic here is unbelievable. Irrigation, yard maintenance and gardening guys are always driving by, and three out of five of those trucks have broken windows. Im trying to lock down (business in) this area.
In addition to working in his shop, Demarest drives a mobile repair station.
"My van is my rolling tool box. If my customers are at work or at home, I go right to them, he said.
To contact All Clear Auto Glass call 830.265.4981.
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