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Our roots run deep

For more than 40 years, we have been the leading towing equipment manufacturer in Minnesota, providing a full-service experience for our customers.

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Our history in the recovery industry spans four generations, beginning with the purchase of Milt’s Towing in Saint Paul in 1967. There, we started assembling wreckers in addition to providing award-winning towing services.

In 1978, we formally founded Twin Cities Wrecker Sales. Over the years, the company has expanded to include a full range of services, from manufacturing to parts and repairs.

We remain firmly rooted in our company’s history and family values. We are proud to deliver superior services as we continue to evolve within a changing industry.

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Since 1978, we have redefined the standards of towing and recovery services by offering our customers a truly full-service solution.

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Proud Distributor of Miller Products

Miller Industries’ brand of wreckers remains unmatched in quality. We’re proud to be one of the top Miller distributors in the world.

1967 Milt’s Towing

Dick Pellow acquires the business that will grow to become the foundation for Twin Cities Wrecker Sales.

Milt Towing Yard

1978 Twin Cities Wrecker Sales Founded

We broke ground at 1280 Jackson Street and began offering both Holmes and Century products.

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1980 Minnesota Professional Towing Association Founded

Dick Pellow, with other towers, formed the association to serve as a unifying force in the industry.

accepting an award

1984 Grand National Driving Competition Award

Roddy Pellow takes home Second Place in the competition.

accepting a National Award

1984 Tow Woman of the Year

Jean Pellow’s dedication to the craft is honored by the Women of Towing and Recovery Association of America.

Tow Woman of the Year award

1985 Challenger Distributor Agreement

TCWS adds to their ever-expanding catalog by including the Challenger line of Miller Industries’ products

Challenger Distributor

1987 International Towing Hall of Fame

Dick Pellow is inducted after years of hard work and dedication.

Dick Pellow

1990 Miller Industries Partnership Expands

Our partnership grows to include the Chevron product line, setting us on the path to achieving Gold Circle and Presidents’ Club Awards.

Miller Industries Partnership

1994 Jerr-Dan Partnership

We formally agree to become a dual line distributor by offering Jerr-Dan products.


1996 Roddy Pellow purchases TCWS

Roddy formally purchases the company and moves headquarters to 1301 Jackson Street in St. Paul, MN.

TCWS new location

2008 Miller Exclusive Partnership

Twin Cities Wrecker Sales becomes a proud partner of Miller Industries, further bolstering their product catalog.


2016 New Install Facility

The opening of our new facility doubles TCWS’ install capacity, allowing us to serve even more customers.

New TCWS install facility

2016 Ownership Group Expands

Jenn Pearson & Troy Gilles join Roddy Pellow as co-owners.

Jenn Pearson & Troy Gilles

2020 International Towing Hall of Fame

Roddy becomes the second member of the family to be inducted.

Roddy Pellow

2021 New Parts Warehouse

The purchase of 1350 Jackson as a parts warehouse and PDI facility triples our parts capacity.

New warehouse of TCWS

2023 Holmes Inventory Acquisition

We continue to strengthen our presence in distributing Miller product lines after our purchase of inventory from Blue Steel Tool.

Holmes inventory acquisition
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Serving The People Behind the Business

To us, building relationships is just as important as building quality recovery vehicles. From longstanding partnerships with Miller and Holmes to customer relationships spanning decades, we are committed to doing right by your fleet.