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History Of The Company & Founder

Werner Meiss, President of American Sunroof of Dallas created the company to serve as the sales and service Center for all foreign & domestic as well as installations of sunroof and sim-con and interior for the auto industry. Mr. Meiss’ involvement in the sunroof industry dates back to the early 1950 ‘s in Germany.
early 1920's
early 1920's

Golde Begins Operations

Golde, a German automotive product company, begins operation in the early 1920’s.

1951
1951

Meiss Joins Golde

Mr. Meiss joins the company in 1951.

1958
1958

All Steel Sunroof Developed

In 1958, Golde and English firm Weathershield, jointly develop the all steel sunroof.

early 1960's
early 1960's

Electric Sunroof Developed in Frankfurt

In the early 60’s, Mr. Meiss helps Golde develop the electric sunroof at the Frankfurt Plant.

His involvement extends to selling this innovative product to all the European automobile manufacturers.

1968
1968

Detroit Develops Interest

In 1968 Detroit automakers become interested in the Golde sunroof.

The Golde Company sends Mr. Meiss to Detroit to set up a U.S. Franchise for Golde and to teach assemblers at U.S. auto plants how to install the sunroof.

early 1970's
early 1970's

Golde Sells to Rockwell

In the early 1970’s, Golde sells to Rockwell.

1970
1970

American Sunroof Begins Operations

The practice of installing imported German sunroof kits continues until 1970 when American Sunroof begins operations as the first U.S. manufacturer of sunroofs.

Mr. Meiss joins this new firm during its inception.

1972
1972

Meiss Opens Dallas Branch

In 1972, Mr. Meiss openes the southwest franchise in Dallas, Texas where he remained at the same location on Irving Blvd. For 23 years, where it is today.

1990
1990

Moe Pourahamadi Creates Sounds Etc.

Moe Creates Sounds Etc. in 1990 to serve Dallas /FT WORTH for auto trim and restyling center, as well as sales and service of mobile electronics for all domestic and foreign cars.

1999
1999

Meiss Retires

In 1999 Mr. Meiss retired and sold to Moe Pourahamadi, the President of Sounds Etc Inc.

American Sunroof & Upholstery of Dallas has been in the same location: 2781 Irving Blvd, Dallas TX, 75207 with the same phone number: (214) 634-0608 continuously since 1972.