About Van’s Towing

Serving Roseville Since 1949

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Established in 1949, Van’s Towing & Transport is a family owned and operated business located in Roseville, Michigan. Our mission is to provide our customers with the top quality, professional service they deserve.

With over 70 years in the industry, we’ve got the skills, knowledge, and equipment to get the job done. Our company has grown to develop a reputation for prompt and reliable service, and we intend to maintain that reputation for years to come.

Based out of Roseville, Michigan, we proudly service Detroit and its surrounding areas. With a satellite location in Macomb, our tow truck operators are never far away. Our services include fast service to major highways including I-94, I-696, and I-75, as well as surface streets within and around the city.

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We believe that our customers deserve a towing company they can trust, and it is our goal to be that company. We strive to provide top notch customer service and quality towing services when you need them most. We thank you for taking the time to visit our website, and we look forward to working with you for all of your towing, transport, and roadside assistance needs!

In addition to providing towing and transport services, we are committed to giving back to our community. Supporting local organizations and civic groups is just one way to show our love to those individuals and groups who make Roseville such a great place to live and work.

Van’s Towing – One of Roseville’s Oldest Businesses

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Francis James Fronrath, left, stands at the original Sunoco Gas Station owned by the Fronrath family, which stood at the corner of Utica Road and Gratiot Avenue in 1949.

When Francis James Fronrath started Van’s Towing & Transport in 1949, he hoped his business would succeed, but he probably didn’t imagine it would still be going strong 70 years later.

The business is perhaps the oldest in Roseville, predating the city itself, which was still part of Erin Township in 1949. Van’s Towing is now owned by Bob Fronrath – Francis James Fronrath’s son – and Bob’s wife, Liz.

“It was started by my father, F.J. Fronrath, in 1949” explained Bob Fronrath. “It began with a gas station owned by my mother’s uncle, Russ Van Howe; it was a Sunoco station at the corner of Utica and Gratiot. Eventually we moved across the street to the southwest corner, and they ran that until we sold it. We are now at 12 Mile and Groesbeck, at 29191 Groesbeck. My dad had been running the business for Russ Van Howe, and eventually he decided to take over outright. He started the towing portion of the business.”

Bob Fronrath said that when the time came to choose if he wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps, he knew he wanted to uphold his family’s legacy.

“At one time we had seven gas stations and everyone in our family was involved with the business,” he said. “I was going into law enforcement, but when my father retired, I had the choice to take over for my dad in 1988 or continue going into law enforcement, and I decided to follow my dad. I always loved the business. The towing part was always something I loved doing and I saw I had to take that opportunity.”

Over the years, Van’s Towing grew to be a big part of the community. “Van’s Towing has been a significant part of Roseville for years,” said Linda Weishaupt, the executive director of the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce. “They not only had their business located in Roseville, but their home and family was part of the community. They have supported local organizations and civic groups for many years.”

Van’s Towing continues to give back to the Roseville community to this day, supporting organizations in Roseville, and across Macomb County and the state of Michigan.

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Francis James Fronrath, left, stands at the original Sunoco Gas Station owned by the Fronrath family, which stood at the corner of Utica Road and Gratiot Avenue in 1949.

When Francis James Fronrath started Van’s Towing & Transport in 1949, he hoped his business would succeed, but he probably didn’t imagine it would still be going strong 70 years later.

The business is perhaps the oldest in Roseville, predating the city itself, which was still part of Erin Township in 1949. Van’s Towing is now owned by Bob Fronrath – Francis James Fronrath’s son – and Bob’s wife, Liz.

“It was started by my father, F.J. Fronrath, in 1949” explained Bob Fronrath. “It began with a gas station owned by my mother’s uncle, Russ Van Howe; it was a Sunoco station at the corner of Utica and Gratiot. Eventually we moved across the street to the southwest corner, and they ran that until we sold it. We are now at 12 Mile and Groesbeck, at 29191 Groesbeck. My dad had been running the business for Russ Van Howe, and eventually he decided to take over outright. He started the towing portion of the business.”

Bob Fronrath said that when the time came to choose if he wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps, he knew he wanted to uphold his family’s legacy.

“At one time we had seven gas stations and everyone in our family was involved with the business,” he said. “I was going into law enforcement, but when my father retired, I had the choice to take over for my dad in 1988 or continue going into law enforcement, and I decided to follow my dad. I always loved the business. The towing part was always something I loved doing and I saw I had to take that opportunity.”

Over the years, Van’s Towing grew to be a big part of the community. “Van’s Towing has been a significant part of Roseville for years,” said Linda Weishaupt, the executive director of the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce. “They not only had their business located in Roseville, but their home and family was part of the community. They have supported local organizations and civic groups for many years.”

Van’s Towing continues to give back to the Roseville community to this day, supporting organizations in Roseville, and across Macomb County and the state of Michigan.

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sevaneh miller
January 19, 2023

First time being towed, only was a mile but still a good overall experience

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Sean Lefevre
January 19, 2023

Vans is great , Devin got my car home quickly and maneuvered that truck like a pro. Polite and friendly service I’d recommend them to a friend and I’ll be using them for all my future tows. Excellent job thank you again 🙏

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Phill DA' REAL DEAL
January 5, 2023

Austen was very knowledgeable, professional and courteous driver. He went all out for me. I would recommend Van's towing from best price and service any day. FYI they towed my Semi Truck from Grand Rapids, MI to Clinton Twshp, MI. THANKS VAN'S

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