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Our History

How the owner Dave Prince got started over 33 years ago and why Prince's Wrecker is passionate about what they do.

Dave Prince has basically been in a wrecker since he was 12 years old. His father Charlie Prince ran the Exxon Station in Coshocton, Ohio and in 1970 he bought two wreckers.

Charlies Wrecker
Dave worked with his dad until late 1975 when his dad got sick and he had to sell the wreckers. They were sold to Dan Cochran who had the Buick garage in town. Dave decided to work for Dan in the garage, although he was not old enough to drive yet. When he turned 16, he started driving the wreckers after school and on weekends.
Dave Prince
In 1977 after Dave graduated from High School, he bought his first wrecker, a 1957 B Model Mack. The following year in 1978, Dave decided to add AAA service, which he continues to provide to this day. He then bought his first garage in 1980, which was located on Chestnut Street in Coshocton and was running it with two trucks. Ten years later in 1990, he bought a bigger garage a block away on 5th street where the business remains today. Dave donates a lot of his time and services to many organizations. For example, anytime any church needs a building moved, a van or bus towed, even bushes pulled, he is glad to help. The elderly and handicap are the two most important groups of people that are helped on a daily basis. Animals are also very important to Dave, as two draft horses were saved from the canal where they were pulling a boat. In another incident, a pregnant horse was pulled out of a culvert while giving birth to a colt. The owner of that horse decided to call the colt "Prince's Wrecker", a show of appreciation.

With professional full and part time employees, the right equipment, wreckers, rollbacks, service trucks and specialty trailers, Princes gets the job done right. Dave's superb service and big heart are well known throughout the county. He has come a long way from his 1957 B-model Mack to the fleet he has today!

Prince's Wrecker Service, LTD is managed by Dave Prince (Owner pictured above) and Patrick Prince (Vice-President). Currently, Prince's has a total of 12 Full and Part time employees.

Pictured to the left is Dave Prince's first wrecker, bought in 1977 (a 1957 B Model Mack).

What We Offer

we offer many services involving the towing and recovery industry, but if you have something out of the ordinary, don't be afraid to call. we have gotten many strange calls from customers, but we always get the job done. we love a good challenge.

  • Heavy Duty Towing and Recovery
  • Medium Duty Towing and Recovery
  • Light Duty Towing and Recovery
  • Load Transfers
  • Flatbed Towing
  • Local and Long Distance
  • AAA Battery Service
  • Ohio State Patrol Impound and Towing
  • Coshocton County Sheriff's Dept Impound, Towing
  • Unlock Vehicles
  • Flat Tire
  • Diesel and Gasoline Delivery
  • Jump Start