Gerald Zwart graduated from Western Christian High School and with a degree in Auto Body Repair from Northwest Iowa Technical College. After working several years in the auto body business he started his own business known as G & J Body Shop. When starting this business in 1984, he was led to expand to windshield repair. He went to training within that year and started doing rock chip repair only on site. In 1986, Gerald decided to go mobile and hired someone to take this business on the road. The business was started in the 9 counties of Northwest Iowa. Windshield replacement was added in 1988 to offer an additional service if the damage was beyond a windshield repair.
The year of 1989 brought additional expansions: Clearview purchased the Sioux Falls location to provide service throughout Southeast South Dakota. Than a little later in the year expansion into Sioux City was acquired. All windshield repairs were now mobile and fixed location only in Inwood, Iowa serving 11 counties in Northwest Iowa, 4 counties in South Dakota, 1 county in Nebraska and 2 counties in Minnesota.
In 2001, the auto body shop was closed and the business became solely a windshield glass repair and replacement shop. The majority of all work is done out in the field and all calls are routed through the Inwood, Iowa office.
Today, Gerald has 40 years experience installing windshields and over 28 years of windshield repair experience. Gerald and his wife, Jane manage the business with 7 great employees always on the job. Employees are based out of their homes around the area including, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sioux City, Sheldon and Inwood, Iowa.