Callahan Towing acquires Glenside in Holley

Photos by Tom Rivers: Nick and Sarah Callahan of Callahan Towing are the new owners of Glenside Sales and Service in Holley. Pictured from left include Nick Callahan, son James Callahan, Sarah’s son Travis Veazey, mechanic Hunter Fiegel, Sarah Callahan, and lead tow operator Gary Williams.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 May 2022 at 1:36 pm

HOLLEY – A husband and wife who run a towing business in Holley have found eastern Orleans County to be a very welcoming place for their operation.

Nick and Sarah Callahan say the doors keep opening for them to grow in the Holley community. For two years they ran Callahan Towing on Geddes Street. In January they shifted to a more prominent location on Route 31 when they acquired Glenside Sales & Service from Eric Smith, who ran the business for 36 years.

“I’m very grateful the community has accepted us as well as they have,” said Mr. Callahan, who started his towing business in 2014 in Genesee County.

The Glenside location at 56 State St. has space for the towing operation and also includes an auto repair business. Smith’s grandson, Hunter Fiegel, has stayed on site as the mechanic for the Callahans. He is a Toyota and GM certified technician.

“Eric is a very big part of the community,” Nick said. “Being connected to him has definitely made it smoother.”

He said the switch to the Route 31 location was good timing. They were renting from Stockham Lumber on Geddes Street and that business is expanding and needed the space that was being used by Callahan.

The Callahans are looking to add another mechanic and tow operator. They are also planning to have Car Cruise-ins at Glenside on Tuesday evenings beginning May 10. They welcome classic cars, custom builds, trucks and jeeps, and motorcycles. They plan to have music and food trucks in the events that could continue until November.

Nick and Sarah Callahan are pictured with Hunter Fiegel, left, their mechanic and grandson of previous Glenside owner Eric Smith, who owned and operated the business for 36 years.