History / About Us
1935 Crossland Auto Glass was started as Lawton's original auto glass replacement shop. It was located at 312 "E" Ave. in downtown Lawton across from the Hotel Lawtonian.
1947, when Gene was 14, he quit school and went to work for Mr. Crossland. At that time they offered boat repair, auto body, and auto glass.
Geraldine and Gene Burk
1959 Gene wanted to go into business for himself. So with wife Geraldine by his side they ventured off to start their own auto glass and body shop.
2002 On July 15th the reconstruction at the original location was completed and we reopened in our new building back at the corner of Sheridan and Lee.
2005 History and tradition found each Burk generation entering the work field at the young age of thirteen. Mike's sons, Kevin and Brett were no different. The third generation of Burks' took their place in the family business. Gene Burk's reputation was one of earning respect by doing the job right the first time. It was at this time Mike made the decision to buy out Shane. Mike took over the office and closed the Duncan Shop. With the help of his mother (Geraldine), they began teaching his sons the same work ethics taught to him, thus continiued the quality of service and workmanship Gene Burk had required of the business that carried his name. Yes Grandpa (Gene) was there teaching also.
2008 Gene Burk Auto Glass of Altus was hit by a tornado and efforts to relocate in the Altus area failed after a year trying to produce a new physcial location. By now Kevin and Brett were driving and Mike responded by purchasing mobile units.Currently Gene Burk Auto Glass offers full auto glass service from the one physical location in Lawton, Oklahoma, where you can always find them. When the need arises we can come to your location with two fully equipped mobile units.
2011 January 22, 2011 Gene passes away. Leaving his tradition of hard work and his dedication of serving the public to future generations. Generations that are proud to display the family business know as Gene Burk Auto Glass. http://www.grayfuneral.com/CurrentObituary.aspx?did=057c40f9-5872-470f-9b2c-7b1973039f0b