HISTORY OF Color Glo International

Since its beginning in 1975, Color Glo has become the recognized leader in the mobile automotive reconditioning industry. Founded by Everett C. Smith to address the growing demands of an industry that was growing each year, Color Glo has from the very beginning, been the benchmark of this industry. Having been involved in the reconditioning industry for years, Mr. Smith knew that the existing products were not of the quality he would need to build a strong and successful brand. Although it was very costly and challenging, he decided that for his company, the only direction that would satisfy his pursuit of perfection and quality was to formulate his own line of exclusive and proprietary products.

Research & Deveolopment

Color Glo opened their own research and development labs to formulate the best products in this industry. We hired chemists that had strong backgrounds in new product formulation and research. And over a period of several years our team developed the original Color Glo proprietary line of restoration and repair products. 

Color Glo International Customers

Today the original 8 products in the line have grown to over 100 different and unique products. Each of the over 100 products are developed and selected to work seamlessly within the Color Glo system. In the last 40 plus years Color Glo has grown from an idea to an International operation that encompasses the globe. The corporate headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over the years, Color Glo has been recognized repeatedly by National and International publications for the excellent products, value and quality of the services that they offer.

Color Glo is also proud to have received patents in this industry including a process patent for using the Color Glo process and products in aircraft.

In 2006, Color Glo became the first and only ISO Certified Company in the industry.

Customer Testimonials

Wow! The proof is in the pudding! We are so happy with Dave’s work. We gave him a dirty, faded sofa and he gave us back a sofa that looks brand new. It was really worth it. And it was a pleasure to do business with him. He was prompt, courteous and handled our furniture with care.
— Jim and Kathie Abel, Reno, NV
Dave showed up on time to repair the seat in my 2009 Volvo c30. He did a fantastic job. It looks better than new. I was impressed. Thank you, Color Glo!
— Kevin Towne, Spanish Springs, NV
Thank you for making my Volvo leather look brand new! If I would have known how painless and affordable your service was I would have called you years ago. Thanks again Joe!
— Brooke Jones, Cambridge, MN
It would have cost me thousands to have my boat reupholstered, and Joe has it looking just like new for a fraction of what I would have had to spend. I just bought a classic car, and Joe worked his magic on that too. I would recommend his work anytime!
— Sean Barth, Stanley, MN
I appreciate the amount of time you spent to make sure the seats were done right and as a result, I have had many compliments on how good the seats look after you re-dyed them. They literally look brand new. I whole heartily would recommend your services to anyone considering having their seats dyed, especially anyone with a King Ranch.
— Jackson G., Millcreek, UT
I had a 20+ year old leather chair and ottoman in my home office. It was worn, tattered, and had seen better days. My wife wanted me to donate it to charity–any charity. But I loved it. What to do? Joe Denver from Color Glo to the rescue! Joe worked his magic. The color match wasn’t easy but Joe nailed it. Today, that leather chair and ottoman look brand new and are the focal point of my office!
Thank you Joe from Color Glo!
— Mark Zinda, Ore Valley, PA
This letter is to inform you that we would like to extend to you our sincere gratitude for your continued superior repair techniques, reliability and incomparable results. As a service manager for over 20 years, I have seen many technicians come and go who perform similar services to Color Glo. Not until you started servicing our vehicles 6 years ago did we know what “real” quality repairs looked like. The combination of Color Glo products, your skilled techniques and the consistency and reliability of your pricing has shown our staff that Color Glo cannot be beat! We appreciate you and your entire team and we look forward to many more years of working together!
— Greg Larson, Grandview, KS
I had a spot on my 2 year old leather couch. My service agreement would not fix it. Terry showed up and fixed it like new! It was a joy to see someone that was a perfectionist and had pride in his work. Will have him come back to fix the seat in my husband’s truck.
— Connie W., Independence, MO
Anthony from Color Glo visited our house to restore our leather chairs that had faded. They look beautiful. Anthony is so professional and a pleasure to have in our home. Highly recommended!
— Dana R., Sahuarita, AZ
Color Glo repaired the leather armrest of my vehicle. It required your knowledge and expertise. Your work was excellent and the finish was as new. Thank you, Anthony!
— Karie Johnson, Marana, AZ
Troy cleaned a leather couch and chair that had been in storage for a number of years. He arrived promptly on schedule and did a wonderful job of cleaning the leather. He was very conscientious concerning what he should and shouldn’t do and worked quickly and efficiently. On top of that, he came in at the lowermost end of the cost range he had quoted. A real bonus! All that, and he was a very pleasant person to deal with. I highly recommend Troy and Color Glo.
— Brenna Campbell, Tumalo, OR
We needed two badly scratched white leather club chairs (the handiwork of two kitties) repaired. I had no hope whatsoever that our club chairs could be fixed after the cats used them as launch pads all over our old living room. Troy fixed them, did a beautiful job, and saved these two chairs. They look fantastic again. We could not be more pleased! I will keep him in mind for other repairs to car seats and interiors.
— Bruce Rixen, Sunriver, OR
Color Glo was able to help us with our leather couch that was damaged by our two puppies. We are really happy with the end results and also the pricing was very fair.
— Chad & Shelley Brooks, Gilbert, AZ
Tom Haray of Shoreline Color Glo did an excellent job on the rips of our sofa. I was given a time line of three days to repair but he delivered the very next day! The price was very reasonable compared to other dealers. I would recommend him for my friends.
— Austin Radle, Stratford, CT