The oncoming spring rains may make for treacherous road conditions. Quality Towing business owner John Marsee knows how to get your vehicle unstuck from all situations from mud holes to accidents.
Marsee opened his towing operation in 2001. Thirteen years of business led Marsee to endure renovations, high gas prices and new equipment costs.
Currently, Quality Towing is undergoing a complete renovation at 319 Avondale Avenue in Middlesboro. A tornado in 2010 left the original building in shambles. Customers are now greeted by bright blue siding and a red door where a demolished building once stood.
“The building used to be a lot larger, but the tornado lifted the roof off. We used to have a tire and service center, but now we’re just towing,” said Marsee.
In 2008, the business was almost forced to close due to high gas prices.
“Gasoline and diesel shot up to $4 a gallon and nobody was moving,” said Marsee.
Quality towing is in rotation with Kentucky State Police, Middlesboro Police, the National Park Service and Bell County Sheriff’s Department to assist with wrecks, DUI impounds or tows. However, the majority of business is normal towing jobs.
“If somebody breaks down, then they call us. We run 24 hours, 7 days a week and that’s the bulk of our business,” said Marsee.
Marsee attributes the sustainability of his business to the loyal, repeat customers that have been using Quality Towing since they opened.
Quality Towing can be reached at 606-248-7869 or on Facebook by searching for Quality Towing of Middlesboro.
Kelsey Gerhardt may be reached at 606-302-9093 or on Twitter @kgerhardtmbdn.