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About Southside Hitch

Southside Hitch was founded March 8, 1989 in South Richmond by Roland Barlow. Roland worked directly for Uhaul and Hidden Hitch before opening his own shop. This was a one man operation for many years and served local car dealerships as well as individuals. Roland is currently retired and living in Florida.

Today Southside Hitch is owned by Charles Hale, a Midlothian resident. We currently have a staff of dedicated full time employees, each with a different, yet complimentary background.

Everyone here at Southside Hitch takes pride in doing their job correctly. We don't oversell unnecessary repairs. We take pride in informing our customers of the many choices they have in proceeding with a repair. This is why we offer free quotes on trailer service. Our most important goal is to provide a service where trailer safety is the top priority.

Work We've Completed

At Southside Hitch we have completed work for a wide range of customers including businesses in various industries. View pictures of work we've complete below, or read through the list of customers that we have served.

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Our Affiliations

Southside Hitch carries a variety of hand-picked top manufactures offering our customers a large selection of superior products. We are always expanding on the products we carry, if you do not see the specific manufacturer below, feel free to contact us, chances are we work with that manufacturer.

Our Manufacturers

  • Draw-Tite
  • Hidden Hitch
  • Reese
  • Pro Series
  • Curt
  • B & W Turnover Ball
  • Blue Ox
  • Roadmaster
  • Dexter Axle
  • Tekonsha
  • Buyers
  • Bargman
  • Air Lift
  • Rigid

What Our Customers Say

Better Business Bureau

Here at Southside Hitch we value our customers feedback. We have been a member of the Better Business Bureau since January 14th, 2009 and have maintained an A+ rating.

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Angie's List Reviews

Read Unbiased Consumer Reviews Online at AngiesList.comWould you like to review us on Angie's List? A few of our customer have done so, read below to see what they had to say. Thank you for your feedback, it helps us make sure we are providing the highest level of service to our customers.

Angie's list Review

Emilie R.
"Service was very quickly done, and I didn't have to wait long at all. Price for installation was considerably less expensive than others I called."

Sarah D.
"Install was very fast. The hitch works great and costs hundreds less than going to the dealership."

George B.
"First, let me say that Josh and Brandon did a great job...even though I showed up 6 hours late due to a tire blowout on the RV... they squeezed me in and got the work done before closing. I was really impressed with their concern for accuracy in and quality in each step of the installation process. You can see the results in the pix below! I believe this may be the only class A gas RV in the country carrying two full sized scooters...and doing it RIGHT! You may feel free to use my pictures and comments on your website to show others what you can do. Anyway....thanks again to you & the guys for the great service and you can bet that my friends and family who need hitch work will know about the BEST place to go! Regards,"

Michael V.
"They did a great job. It was not easy - They had to remove body panels and since it was a new car I had concerns but when they were finished everything was perfect. Very professional shop - the technicians are experienced, long term employees."

Debra P.
"This is our 2nd time using them. First was last year to have a hitch put on my VW Jetta for a bike rack from rei. It works well. This time was to have a trailer hitch put on our truck to haul a camper. It cost about $380 but those included upgraded stuff for the truck. We had to get wiring done also. Very friendly and if I need other stuff done in the future I will use them again for a 3rd time."

William H.
"I used Southside Hitch to do service on my travel trailer. They put on new tires and repacked the wheel bearings. It went well."

Meet Our Staff

Name: Charles Hale
Position: Owner
Experience: 20 years
Hometown: Virginia Beach
History: Graduated 1985 Fork Union Military Academy. Graduated 1989 Methodist University.
Fun Facts: Enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. Loves fishing, camping and NASCAR.
Name: Alton Burks
Position: Technician
Experience: 35 years
Hometown: Chesterfield
History: Family man with four children.
Fun Facts: A football and NASCAR fan. Loves hunting, fishing and cooking good BBQ!
Name: Patrick Wrenn
Position: Sales
Experience: 10 years
Hometown: Chesterfield
History: Graduated Monacan High School. JSRCC-Culinary Arts.
Fun Facts: A former Chef and Graduated as Captain from CTC’s Fire/EMS Course
Name: Trae Simpson
Position: Technician
Experience: 2 years
Hometown: Chesterfield
History: Graduated Hermitage High School. Attended J Sargaent Reynolds-Welding.
Fun Facts: Motorcycle Enthusiast and enjoys spending time with family.

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Call us at (804) 378-1992