To say Wheelhouse Creative is proud to have Bill’s Towing and Recovery as a client would be an understatement.
A locally, family-owned company since 1981, their tow and heavy truck operators and environmental services professionals have earned much respect in the Ohio Valley. They’ve grown into the largest towing company in the St. Clairsville, Ohio, area and serve all the Belmont County, northern West Virginia panhandle and some Western Pennsylvania areas.
It’s quite a success story.
And quite a story, period.
We asked Kerith Coulson to help explain.
“Bill’s got started over 30 years ago when Bill Coulson bought one tow truck,” she said. “It just went from there. Bill literally worked day in and day out. His wife Tracy dispatched for him. They grew the business to what it is now. Then, when their two sons, Ty and Chad, were old enough, they got their [Commercial Driver’s Licenses] and joined the business. It just grew.”
The business is truly a family affair. Kerith is married to Chad and Bill is her father-in-law. She does a little bit of everything, including accounting.
“Everything started in Bridgeport, Ohio,” Kerith said. “Then the business expanded in Ohio to St. Clairsville then to Clarinton then to Moundsville in West Virginia.”
“We’re working on opening a new office in New Martinsville,” she said.
The business is multi-faceted.
“We literally will come and unlock your car or jumpstart it,” Kerith said. “Then again, we’ve recovered a 100-ton crane. A 100-ton crane is extremely heavy. It took four of our trucks to get it up over a hill.”
To get the full scope of Bill’s Towing’s services, we urge you to visit their website at https://billstowingandrecovery.com/towing-services/
As Kerith said, it’s not just towing. The company offers roadside service, fleet maintenance, oil & gas service, and environmental response.
And as you might imagine, sometimes their jobs are anything but easy, especially regarding auto accidents.
“Sometimes we’re on scene before the first-responders are,” Kerith said. “People will call us first because they need a tow truck even though they should call EMS. And even when they do call EMS, sometimes we’re still first on the scene.
“Our drivers have seen horrific scenes. If it’s a DOA we have to keep the body in the car until a coroner gets there. When they are working these accidents it’s traumatic. With my job, I look at numbers, fill out things and don’t have to see that. I see the fake stuff on TV. I don’t have to see the real stuff. They do.”
The 36 employees currently working for Bill’s Towing care deeply because they are part of the Ohio Valley, most born and raised here.
They are part of the community. They contribute to the community away from work.
Wheelhouse Creative is proud to work with them. And we urge you to call Bill’s at 1-877-635-1986 if the need ever arises.
You’ll be happy you did.