Beacon Software began in 2000 with a collaboration between software engineers Todd Althouse and Aleks Petkovic alongside of the dedicated towing professionals at Rudy Smith Service. Established in New Orleans in 1920, Rudy Smith Service is one of the oldest towing & recovery operations in the world. This third-generation, family owned operation has been rescuing stranded motorists for almost a century. As technology advanced, there was an obvious need to transform the industry. Todd and Aleks were catalysts in a continuing effort to move the Towing & Roadside industry ahead of the technology curve. The advent of two-way communication, digital dispatch, tracking and cloud-based software platforms led to the creation of Beacon Software. The same passion and experience the Smith family has put into rescuing motorists is woven into Beacon’s entire suite of tow & roadside management products.