After Three Generations, Jones Auto Wrecking Company Has Been Sold

For over a century, Jones Auto Wrecking Co. Inc. on Darlington Street has been a family-owned business. It has now changed hands. Stewart Jones, a third-generation owner of the auto repair business, is retiring.

On June 24, Jones sold the business to Classic Collision, a multi-shop operation. He said Classic Collision owns about 186 shops.

The company was started by J. W. “Duco” Jones, who opened the auto repair shop in downtown Florence in 1919 on the second floor of a building. Later it moved to Sanborn Street.

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