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John Downs
John Upshaw Downs, Jr.- President and CEO
John grew up on James Island at the end of Stone Post Road in the sixties and then moved downtown to Church street in the seventies. John graduated Porter Gaud in 1979 and went to the University of Georgia where he majored in Sociology and Psychology. When John graduated in 1983, he went into the insurance business with his father where he sold insurance. John then moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1990 and sold insurance for State Farm insurance. John has over twenty years of insurance experience.

In 1995 John met his true love Margaret Norris who is the Director of Music and Organist for John Wesley United Methodist Church. They have been happily married for over twenty years. They have two children, John Upshaw Downs III who is attending Clemson University and Charlotte Norris Downs who is attending the School of the Arts.
In 1996 John was offered a job selling auto glass to insurance agents and fleet accounts in the Charleston area. After seven years in auto glass sales, John opened Charleston Auto Glass in August of 2002 and the company has grown every year since.

John has worked on the Hunley Submarine project along with his brother Dr. James Downs as a volunteer. John got the U.S. Government to name a tidal creek on James Island “Downs Creek” after his mother Janet Jackson Downs. John’s father John Upshaw Downs founded the bell tower at Porter Gaud, and the bell tower is dedicated to him. John got Gene Simmons, the bassist for the rock group KISS, bass put into the Smithsonian Museum. John has served on many HOA’s in the Charleston area including Bayview Farms, Parrot Creek, and Woodward Point subdivisions. John was elected president of the Palmetto Touchdown Club which is a nonprofit organization which raises money for scholarships for high school football players and cheerleaders. John sings in the choir at John Wesley United Methodist church. John is a member of the Carolina Yacht Club and the Hibernian Society in downtown Charleston. John enjoys going to Kiss rock concerts, watching college football, and boating and fishing in the Charleston harbor.

 Auto Glass Repair
William "Tony" Carroll, Technician
Tony is married and has three children. He has been in the auto glass industry for over twenty years. He enjoys spending time with his family and building cars in his spare time.
 Charleston Auto Glass
Chris Bowman, Technician
Chris is a Charleston native who is married and has four children. He enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys cooking, fishing, and boating.  

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John Upshaw Downs, Jr., President
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