“After five years as a mobile glass installer for a major auto glass retailer, Jaymie Percival says she was considered the company’s best installer in Texas.
“They knew it, but they didn’t treat me that way,” Percival, 53, said. She was also the company’s only female installer in Texas. Individuals in training were paid more than Percival, she says, and adds that the representatives at the company told her it was because they had families to support.
She has a simple reason for staying in the auto glass industry for 30 years. She got out once, but returned.
“For me, it’s the freedom. I’m not sitting in an office with someone staring over my shoulder,” Percival said.
She makes a better living now working for herself installing auto glass. She usually performs four jobs per day, five or six if time permits. She picks which jobs she wants and chooses which products she wants to use. “I probably do better quality work [self-employed],” Percival said.”
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At the beginning of her career, she would get requests from customers to have their auto glass service performed by a man. It didn’t matter that her installations were done correctly and no legitimate complaints arose beforehand. Flash forward to a recent experience where another customer had 4 other male installers attempt an auto glass replacement for his Audi and afterward Jaymie was the only one to successfully do it.
Make no mistake, auto glass installation takes a lot of skill to perform correctly. At Advantage Auto Glass we pride ourselves in training our auto glass techs by the standards of the industry. If you need auto glass replacement call us at 612-343-8984 to set up an appointment.