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Charles was born in York, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1945. Upon graduating from high school, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy C.B.’s, where he served three years and was honorably discharged. He and his wife Alice were married in Timonium, Maryland on April 25, 1970. They have three children, Susan, Cynthia and Katherine.
In 1975, Charles and Alice started Charlie’s Repair Service, Inc. Only their daughter Cynthia worked for the family business. Alice is the office manager and the secretary/treasurer. Charlie’s Repair Service, Inc. currently specializes in heavy duty towing and recovery.
Charles is TRAA Level 3 certified and WreckMaster 2.7A certified. He currently holds membership in the following organizations: the Pennsylvania Towing Association, of which he is the Regional Director, Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA), American Automotive Service of Pennsylvania (AASP), York Country Garagemen Association, TRAA and the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum and CNTA.
Charles has received recognition from various fire companies for his contributions to their Fire Safety Houses.
In the future, Charles would like to travel and spend more time with his family. However, he will always remain active in the towing industry.
AUGUST 10, 2015 - DOUBLETREE HOTEL IS SOLD OUT - HAMPTON INN & SUITES STILL AVAILABLE
Thursday, September 10, 2015
20th Anniversary Celebration of the Museum
International Towing Museum - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday, September 11, 2015
Welcome Reception and Auction (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 7pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Wall of the Fallen Ceremony
International Towing Museum - 10am
2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Banquet (Ticketed Event)
DoubleTree Hotel - 6pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Breakfast (Ticketed Event) - 9am
General Membership Meeting - 10am
For questions or comments about the museum, contact us
Admission and Hours
Adults - $10.00
Seniors (55 or older)/Military - $9.00
AAA - $8.50
Children 6 - 14 - $6.00
Children under 5 are free.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Hours (March. 1-Oct.31)
Monday - Saturday 9 - 5
Sunday 11 - 5
Winter Hours (Nov 1-Feb.28)
Monday - Saturday 10 - 4:30
Sunday 11 - 5
Closed Major Holidays
The International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc.
3315 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408