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Lone Star Radiator Company Inc. was founded in 1977 by Melvin Bippert, who had a diverse background in the industrial service sector. Starting solely as a repair facility, the company now provides a full compliment of new replacement products to meet the needs of automotive garages, do-it-yourselfers, collision repair shops, and industrial customers throughout south central Texas. Lone Star Radiator Company moved into its current location in 1985 after experiencing tremendous growth. In 1999, a large warehouse was built on site to house an ever-expanding inventory. We are proud to be the first radiator shop in south Texas to implement a closed-loop waste-water treatment system. Lone Star Radiator Company is a member of the National Automotive Radiator Service Association, Texas Independent Automotive Association, and Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. We are a lifetime member of the International Heat Transfer Association. We pride ourselves in having the ability to work on any type of cooling system. In the above photo, Lone Star Radiator Company founder Melvin Bippert (second from left) and sons David (left) and Daryl (right) accept an environmental award from then Texas Governor George Bush in 1995.

Growth & Stability

1977 - Started business with one employee

1985 - Built new building at new location with seven employees

1995 - Growth to 14 employees

1998 - Growth to 23 employees


1992 - First radiator facility in South Texas to implement closed-loop waste-water treatment system

1994 - Finalist in Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence

1995 - Winner of Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

1996 - Top 10 percent of radiator repair facilities in nation (based on 1996 NARSA Research and Criteria)

1997 - San Antonio Water System Award for water conservation

1998 - Small business award winner from Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Our Mission

Our mission is to solve automotive and industrial cooling system problems by providing quality, reliable, and efficient sales and service while protecting our natural environmental resources.

Community Involvement

  • San Antonio Livestock Exposition sponsor and contributor
  • St. Philip's College scholarship contributor
  • Alzafar Shrine Circus contributor
  • St. Joseph's Children's Home sponsor
  • Community educator of employees and customers on recycling and minimizing waste
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