At a young age, most young guys would be focused on sports or hanging out with the neighborhood boys. But not Mike Doncilovic. He was driving his Uncle Tom's wreckers, and even earlier than that, working in the junk yard gathering parts for customers.
That was his story until the early 80s when he bought out his Uncle Tom's business. From there, Tom's 24-Hour Towing would grow into what it is today.
In 1985, Mike, alongside his wife, Nancy, established Tom's 24-Hour Towing Inc. and the new Woodlawn Avenue location, where we stand today, was built!
Through the years, many men and women have helped build Tom's 24-Hour Towing into a household name among the motoring public by being a trustworthy resource for all things towing and recovery.
Over time, the equipment has evolved, and long gone are the days of no air-conditioned trucks. But our commitment to excellent has never been stronger!
After 45 years of devotion to the motoring public and the Michiana community, Mike Doncilovic has decided to pass the reigns and take life a little easier.
We will have to wait and see how the "taking it easy" part goes. There's an old saying in our industry: "You can take the boy out of the tow truck, but you can't take the tow truck out of the boy!"
We have a feeling he will be hanging around, driving and helping, for many years to come.
On April 1st, 2021, the new owner, I, Mike Lard, made the commitment to give the community and motoring public the same devotion that Mr. Doncilovic provided for the past several decades.
I want to thank Mike for the opportunity given to me. I also want to thank the hard-working men and women who wake up every day and make Tom's 24-Hour Towing what it is today!
A little about me:
I also grew up in the towing industry. I'm a 3rd generation tower starting back with my Grandpa Chuck. My dad also worked for Mike Doncilovic in the late 80s and 90s.
My uncle Steve owned and operated his own towing business in Lagrange, Indiana for about 37 years.
To say towing is in my blood, is an understatement. It has always been my dream and passion to help the motoring public and clear the roadways.
Thank you to all of our friends and customers!
If you ever find yourself in need of a tow truck, think #TEAMRED