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Guardian Auto Glass, LLC

Guardian Auto Glass, LLC is a joint venture company formed between LRST and Guardian Glass Company, a division of Guardian Industries. Launched in September, 2010, Guardian Auto Glass provided retail automotive glass replacement and repair services to leading insurance companies, commercial dealer and fleet accounts and consumer-direct. The Company began with approximately 25 legacy locations in 6 states operated by Guardian Glass Company. The new company quickly expanded utilizing a local ownership growth model to become one of the largest US retail auto glass companies, operating over 60 locations in 13 states and delivering turnaround profitablity. Guardian Auto Glass was recognized in 2013 by AGRR Magazine as one of the most innovative US retail auto glass companies. In December 2013, Guardian Auto Glass was acquired by Belron/Safelite, the world's largest retail automotive glass company. LRST divested its ownership in Guardian Auto Glass concurrent with the sale.

Callblu, LLC

CallBlu was formed in 2010 when two companies began working together to produce search engine optimization products that delivered true value, blending a web design and SEO company with an advertising consulting agency.  One of Callblu’s initial successes was in the retail auto glass industry.  LRST identified CallBlu as a preferred provider for Guardian Auto Glass and together designed a unique product offering to significantly grow Guardian’s consumer-direct segment.  Following the sale of Guardian Auto Glass, LRST invested as equal partners with the CallBlu founders to further develop and enhance CallBlu’s offerings.  CallBlu provides valuable and measurable marketing solutions for every size business, including ongoing web presence and design, search engine marketing, social media marketing, reputation management, pay-per-click/pay-per-call management, call closing services and advertising consultation to help its clients Reach More Customers.