LGE Coachworks Run by Two Friends
LGE Coachworks in North East is the offspring of two separate companies, formed by two good friends.
"Randy, my business partner, runs a limo service, I run an auto repair facility. He had some vehicles he wanted repaired. We started seeing one here, one there, next thing you know we're working on one pretty much every day. We became good friends and decided to form a corporation building limousines," said David Sacco, LGE Coachworks vice president.
"We just decided one day we were hanging out and figured we'd start stretching limos," said Randy Galbreath, LGE Coachworks president.
Not only can they provide you a night out on the town in a stretch hummer, but they can even build you a custom limo bus of your own. For a modest price tag of around a hundred thousand dollars or more, of course.
The duo are now making quite a name for themselves. They stay at their maximum working capacity, custom building two limo busses a month, for clients world wide, and constantly adding new business.
"We had three large competitors, and they're all out of business now. So we're basically one of five companies, and I'd say we're number one," said Sacco.
And even though they're based in little North East, they're quickly becoming one of the biggest custom limo manufacturers in the entire country. Custom could be an understatement. Every single thing you see inside the limos is 100 percent hand made.
"The only things we don't make are the radios and TVs. We custom make the seats, the walls, the floors, every light you see, every laser, the cameras, well of course we don't make the cameras, but we customize the vehicle to how the customer wants it," said Sacco.
And they say that's what makes them better than the competition. Their attention to detail, and willingness to do whatever the customer wants.
"You name it. Stripper poles, TVs, fireplaces, sinks, bathrooms of course, everything," said Sacco.
They've thought about expanding, and possibly leaving North East for a bigger market. But in the end, they're comfortable in their small location. Plus they really enjoy the reaction they get when someone new sees what goes down inside their walls.
"When somebody does come to the shop, has to come for a meeting or a sales person or something, they're just in awe. It's a pretty cool feeling," said Galbreath.