Louisville businesses cashing in during the icy-cold weather


by Brittany Gonzalez


Posted on January 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 23 at 7:18 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Snow, ice and frigid temperatures across Kentuckiana are leaving their mark.

“Last winter we didn’t have this type of weather,” Kenton O’Bannon, owner of All-Star Towing in Louisville, said, and he is not complaining.

He said phones are ringing non-stop for his towing business. His employees hardly have time to take a break. The company operates 24 hours a day.

“ It’s pretty nice. My drivers are liking it. They can get some overtime in," O’Bannon said.

Overtime for All-Star Towing also means overtime for body shops.

Senn’s Body and Paint on Cane Run Road is overflowing with damaged vehicles. The techs there said they are working overtime and weekend hours are extended. The general manager said the  shop is actually running out of space.

“The snow is good. The snow is good to us. We hate the cold weather, but the business is good. The business is real good,” Rusty Tucker, general manager of Senn’s, said.

Tucker said the majority of the vehicles at the shop have suspension damage and dings and dents from sliding off the street or into other cars.

Some Kentuckiana residents are even making a buck off of the snow by offering snow removals. Ads are flooding Craigslist.  

For many the countdown for spring is on, but these industries are thrilled to be benefiting.