Baton Rouge-based automotive and truck accessories business CSC Customs is expanding with a second facility to offer expanded services to car dealerships, in a move that owner Chris Wagley expects will grow company’s revenue by as much as 40%.
The business, founded in 2009, is moving into a 5,000-square-foot building across Alco Avenue from its original 3,000-square-foot facility on Airline Highway. While the Airline Highway office will cater to retail services, the Alco Avenue building houses a new automotive dealer options division, as well as product storage.
The expansion was prompted by the expiration of a non-compete agreement and increasing business from area car dealerships. Since the noncompete agreement expired in 2017, Wagley expanded his staff from three employees to 14 and he plans to add five more full-time positions to the company.
Wagley says business from car dealerships has especially spiked within the past year. Dealerships that brought in $7,000 to $8,000 worth of business a month with last year are now bringing in roughly $40,000, he says.
“We’ve been operating out of a 3,000-square-foot building for eight years and the dealership business is booming,” Wagley says. “We were busting at the seams in every department.”