Our History
​Anyone who knows the industry knows ‘Stu and Jane.’ It’s our honesty and integrity. We do the right thing.

Roadside Express was born in 1997 when Stuart “Stu's” locksmith company, Lightening Locksmith, began assisting auto clubs with stranded motorists. With cell phones at the ready, he and Jane Glass, along their blended family of three growing boys and a yellow lab named Lucy, went about life, working and assisting whenever they were needed. It didn’t matter if they were at the grocery store or having fun together, they all went.

As the industry evolved, auto clubs wanted more services, more quickly, and with more cost efficiency. Roadside Express was at the forefront of these industry-wide developments. In 2001, Stu and Jane decided to offer additional services of tire changes, jump starts, and fuel delivery while keeping up the Locksmith side of the business. “At Roadside Express, we could get around to more calls and we didn’t have the heavy duty expenses of larger roadside crews.”

Stu and Jane’s family has grown over the past 15 years, just as Roadside has. The boys all stand over 6’2” and Roadside Express now consists of Roadside Express of the Bronx, Roadside Express of Suffolk County and Roadside Express of Connecticut. It is one of the largest light duty roadside assistance companies in the Northeast serving Long Island, Queens, The Bronx, West Chester County and Hartford.