Kauff’s has been an established name in Palm Beach County for more than 50 years. Howard Kauff, CEO of Kauff’s Enterprises bought a Shell station in 1964. After the business grew, he sold it and purchased a warehouse that became Kauff’s Auto Specialist.
Kauff’s Towing started with one used tow truck and eventually grew to more than 130 vehicles, 11 terminals throughout southeast Florida and more than 130 employees. Our staff’s training programs are ongoing so that we are always up to date with the industry. We work to maintain our expertise so that we can efficiently and effectively complete repairs and answer any questions our customers may have.
Howard Kauff is a very active member of the towing and transportation industry and is a founder of The Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida (PWOF) and the National Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA), serving both organizations in leadership capacities for the past 15 years. He has served as president of each association.
Mr. Kauff has achieved many awards and honors within the industry since 1983. Each achievement is a testament to his commitment to caring for the needs of his customers and leading a team of career employees who are treated as family.
In 1983, Mr. Kauff was presented the “Outstanding Operator of the Year Award” from Tow Times Magazine. In 1986, he was presented the “Distinguished Service Award” from the National Towing Association. In 1988, he was presented the “Outstanding Citizenship Award” from the Towing and Recovery Association of America. Also, in 1988, Mr. Kauff was inducted into the International Towing Hall of Fame. In 1990, both the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce named him “1990 Small Business person of the Year.”
In February 1997, Kauff’s Towing was one of eighteen companies that merged their companies into Miller Industries. The merger established overnight, the largest towing company in the USA under the banner of RoadOne. Howard Kauff served as president and vice chairman of this division of Miller Industries till December of 1999.
Since October 2000, Kauff’s has been a distributor for many name brand trailers and is proud to sell and service these trailers. Our Accessory Division opened in June 2003. This division sells and installs after-market products, with everything from pickup bed covers, step bars and trailer wheels and tires, to commercial products such as ladder racks, truck bodies, and toolboxes.
Kauff’s is proud to serve the Palm Beach community. We donate a portion of our time and dollars to local municipal governments and chambers of commerce, sponsor and participate in events such as Artigas and Sunfest and actively support local businesses.
Helen Chambers, president of Kauff’s Truck & Trailer is involved in all daily functions of the business. Her expertise comes from working at Kauff’s for 38 years in all phases of Kauff’s operations. Her solid and versatile knowledge of the industry drives her to provide the very best for our customers. Customer service and customer relations are always her highest priority.