Client Success Story: Pepe’s Inc

Congratulations to our client, Pepe’s, Inc, for being recognized by Hispanic Lifestyle as a Hispanic Business that has “Survived and Thrived”.

Pepe’s Towing Service was established in March of 1978, by Jose and Delfina Acosta,

with one tow truck converted from a standard Ford 350 pick-up truck. In the early days, Pepe’s Towing Service served the community of Los Angeles and quickly earned the reputation of providing prompt and honest service at a reasonable price. As the business grew, Jose Jr. and Manuel followed in their father’s footsteps by taking an interest in the towing business.

In March 1997, Jose Jr. and Manuel became full-time employees bringing renewed energy and fresh ideas. The second Acosta generation developed an ambitious business plan to expand the area they serviced while maintaining the reputation of quality and reliability built with hard work by Jose and Delfina.

Today Pepe’s Towing Service, Inc. employs over 90 employees and owns a fleet of over 70 trucks, from light to super heavy duty, and includes specialized equipment to provide vehicle recovery in a variety of situations. They are headquartered in Colton, with yards located in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Their clients include over 20 policing agencies, California Department of Transportation’s Freeway Service Patrol, business accounts and private vehicles owners. With over 100 years of combined towing service behind them, Jose Jr., Manuel and Lorenzo are prepared to continue the service and values established by Jose and Delfina Acosta.

Mr. Acosta first met with Karla V. Gonzalez, IE SBDC Business Consultant, over two (2) years ago to get guidance and assistance on contracting and expanding to new markets. Since the first initial meeting, Mr. Acosta and Karla meet regularly to go over the progress and expansion of Pepe’s Tow.

As a result of meeting with Karla, Pepe’s Inc has garnered federal and state certifications to conduct business with government agencies. Mr. Acosta has also successfully achieved increases sales and business success, which has generated new jobs in Southern California.

If you blow it…. Pepe’s will Tow It!! |



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