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Welcome to D's Wrecker Service

D's Wrecker Services has been towing Memphis, TN and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. Whether your car is disabled due to an accident, in the driveway and won't start, or you need a tow to get your car to your preferred repair shop or local car dealer give us a call. Our fleet of flatbed tow trucks will provide courteous and fast service. We have a long standing damage free record of towing Memphis, TN.

We have the capability to store vehicles that have been wrecked or impounded by the Memphis Police Department and other police agencies. In these circumstances, police agencies notify our office to secure the vehicle and tow it to our storage lot in Memphis. In some cases we may prevent access to the vehicle until the law states the owner can claim it (usually after any fines are paid).




Towing History

The towing industry was born in 1916 in the city of Chattanooga, after Ernest Holmes, Sr., a native Chattanoogan, helped a friend retrieve his car with three poles, a pulley and a chain hooked to the frame of a 1913 Cadillac. After patenting his invention, Holmes began manufacturing wreckers and towing equipment for sale to automotive garages and anyone interested in retrieving and towing wrecked or disabled autos. His first manufacturing facility was a small shop on Market Street, just a few blocks from the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum.

Holmes’ business grew as the auto industry expanded and eventually its products earned a worldwide reputation for their quality and performance. Ernest Holmes, Sr. died in 1943, and was succeeded by his son. Ernest Holmes, Jr. ran the company until he retired in 1973. That year the company was sold to the Dover Corporation. That same year the founder’s grandson, Gerald Holmes, left the company and started a new one, Century Wreckers. He built his manufacturing facility in nearby Ooltewah, Tennessee, and quickly rivaled the original company with his hydraulically powered wreckers.

Eventually, assets of both companies were bought by Miller Industries, which also bought other wrecker manufacturers. Miller has retained the Century facility in Ooltewah where both Century and Holmes wreckers are presently manufactured. Miller also makes Challenger wreckers. Excerpt taken from About.com

 
 
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