After 23 of exposure to the auto industry Lynn Hurst decided to open his own towing company. On January 16, 1987 Hurst Wrecker Service was founded. Two years later it was incorporated into Hurst Towing & Recovery. The company started out with two trucks, one belonging to Lynn and the other to his father Gilbert. The company grew for the next 12 years and soon became too large for the original location on Hwy 31. Lynn then decided to purchase a larger piece of property on Carson Road in Fultondale Industrial Park. The company is still located there today. In 2013 Hurst Towing expanded to Hayden, AL to serve the families and businesses of Blount County.
Hurst Towing Currently has 10 Tow Trucks, a Landoll Trailer, and an Accident Response Trailer. It currently employees 13 drivers, two office workers, and two night and weekend dispatchers.