Cedric Knowlton opened K&K Glass in Davison, Michigan in 1972 where he maintained a successful business until 1981 when he sold the company to move to the warmer climate of Florida. In 1993, Cedric bought the auto glass division of Crystal River Glass in Crystal River, Florida. He named this new company Citrus Auto Glass. In 1997 Citrus Auto Glass purchased another Crystal River Glass and moved both businesses to the Crystal River Glass facility on Hwy 44. Rob Kassabaum became General Manager of Crystal River Glass/Citrus Auto Glass.
Meanwhile in 1994, upon graduating from University of South Florida, Dan Knowlton decided it was a time for a rebirth of K&K Glass and opened his shop in Zephyrhills, Florida. It didn’t take long for K&K Glass to take root. From 1994 to 2003, K&K Glass grew from 2 employees to over 20 and expanded its market from eastern Pasco County to over nine counties.
In 2002, Dan Knowlton bought the Crystal River business from Cedric and decided to unite the two companies to build the K&K brand. In 2006, Dan also purchased Glass Buffett in Dade City and promptly changed the name to K&K Glass. In 2015 we relocated our to 14604 7th St in Dade City after acquiring Dade City Glass. In 2011 K&K Glass opened their Brooksville location. In 2014, K&K Glass opened its doors in Winter Springs. They also purchased Budget Auto Glass in Winter Haven and promptly rebranded that location as K&K Glass. In 2015 we opened our Sanford location to handle commercial and residential glazing in the Orlando market.
Today K&K Glass has 8 physical locations along with 6 remote locations (Ocala, Ellenton, North Port, Jacksonville/Green Cover Springs, Tavares and Largo). K&K services over 42 counties with over 100 employees and offers a wide product line that includes auto glass repair & replacement, residential glass, and commercial glass.