Monday, July 13, 2009

It All Started...

It all started a couple of years ago when I purchased my car, a previously owned 2000 Toyota Avalon (my second such model). The vehicle had been well-cared for and was in great shape. With a daughter nearing graduation and a son not far behind her, I realized something was going to have to give, because something else was about to take (college tuition). Looking over my family budget, I saw that another source of income was on the horizon. Working to maintain the finish on this new (to me) set of wheels, I discovered a new passion—detailing the three cars that were in our automotive stable.

I found it enjoyable and could do it for hours (to my wife’s concern). This was one of the first symptoms. At the same time, I found myself offering to detail cars that belonged to friends (the second symptom). While all this was going on, I found myself bookmarking automotive detailing web sites…and visiting them almost daily.

With my wife’s intuition honing in on the symptoms, she asked me, “Could you make money detailing cars?” Of course I could, I think. After eight months of further research, a meeting at the Small Business Development Center, discussions with several trusted friends, and an appointment with the capable people at IN-Focus Digital, I set an April 1st target date (this was no joke) to start this new part-time venture.

At first, I wanted to control the growth of the company, but by the end of my first full year, I realized I could step things up and allow Wilson’s Precision Detailing to grow.

All along the way, I have continued to find ways to add services and products that allow me to better serve my customers. I have also learned how to do what I do better, and that is reflected in my work.

Whether you are a private individual or a professional seeking corporate assistance, I want to be the one you call when you need your car or boat detailed. More than that, though, I also want you to know that I will use this BLOG and my WEBSITE to help everyone who reads it take better care of their cars. As a matter of fact, I am offering a free carpet/mat/upholstery extraction ($50 value) to the first four people who schedule a Precision Detail. Just send an email with “IN-Focus Digital” in the subject line, include your name, contact information, and the best time to call.

Leave your car with someone you trust, Wilson’s Precision Detailing.