In the ‘90s
In the ‘90s as the fleet expanded and became more varied in application and capacities, the Kauff management group recognized the advantages they could provide commercial customers with specialized loading and transportation of permittable oversize equipment and specialized sensitive goods. Over the years, we have transported locally and nationally heavy equipment, aircraft, satellites, motor coaches, exotic autos, and sensitive loads for nationally recognized zoos and game preserves.
During a brief period of consolidation in the towing and recovery industry in the late ‘90’s, Kauff’s was the model for the largest of the consolidators (RoadOne, Inc.). In 2003, Kauff’s was purchased by Geoff Russell, and with the guidance of Richard Kauff, the company returned to the principles and dedication that the company had been founded on in 1969.
Kauff’s Transportation Systems in south Florida, was founded in 1969 by brothers, Howard and Richard Kauff, as a light duty towing and recovery provider to motor clubs and local police agencies.The two brothers, operating out of their service station in Lake Park, quickly understood there was an abundant demand in the community for a high-quality service company that could provide the motoring public and the numerous police, fire, and local municipal governments with peace of mind in their time of need.
Since 1969 the Kauff’s group of companies has added terminals located throughout South Florida from Miami to Fort Pierce and continues to gain the respect and trust of their varied customer base. Also, in August of 2017, Kauff’s merged with companies in Orlando and Tampa, allowing us to cover the main arteries of South and Central Florida. Uncompromising service and dedication to all customers allowed the brothers to leverage the Kauff’s brand as the benchmark for customer expectations. As the leader in their field, Kauff’s quickly grew to one of the largest service providers in the nation. The company has been recognized on a national level as the leading commercial service provider offering 24-hour coverage for commercial carriers virtually anywhere in North America. The company’s relationship with other towing and recovery service providers, as well as its status as one of the founding companies in both the Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida and the Towing and Recovery Association of America, has enabled Kauff’s to provide competent dedicated service anywhere in North America. This is what makes us the smart choice.