DJ w/ EcoGreen and Marty w/ Total Auto Solutions here to discuss the journey of life, the art of detailing & enjoying a good pint of beer. In each full episode, we are going to have on a guest that chooses their favorite beer to sip on while we discuss Auto Detailing Tips and Trends in our industry.
In previous episodes we have said that Detailers and the Auto Industry will be different coming out of Corona. Here in this episode DJ, Marshall and the #community🍻 Virtual Pub talk about what they have seen change in their businesses as well as our great industry!
This is a new series we are starting with Mark from Firehouse Auto Spa on his journey as an Entrepreneur Detailer. What you will find is some key ideas and philosophies when you listen to others who have built their business out of a one vehicle mobile unit 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Detailing is a journey and we are happy to be apart of yours #community🍻
Let’s set some framework for this discussion that Marshall @martylhill & Nick @vegas.rides has is their own opinions and we want to present it as their opinion. Part of having a community is to have open discussions, to have no right or wrong answers but to have ideas, opinions, theories that we all share together. Come to the #community🍻 zoom pub Wednesday nights 7:30 central with meeting ID 9188001188
The Pints & Polishing is a #community🍻 that desires neutrality, respect and openness to every person who is in the professional auto detailing business. However, there are those in our industry that do not share the same views and discriminate based on skin color. DJ and Marshall want to have a discussion about how racism is effecting detailing with Kenya @ishineforyouautodetailing Grab A Pint & Enjoy 🍻
Finishing up our series on Profit First, we take the time to chatt with Josh from RAD Auto Detailing in Edmond, Ok. Josh is in the early stages of Profit First so it’s a great time to talk with him about the process! DJ and Marshall continue with their journey into Sour Ales!! Grab A Pint & Enjoy 🍻
Who’s ready for some Real Talk about false trainings on You Tube. So thankful that Zaia from Carnewba Detailing and Nick from Vegas Rides hop on to talk about issues with you tube and false teachings. Grab A Pint and Enjoy 🍻
What does our detailing industry look like from the persona was app al of a 19 year old? Marc Brady from Precision Auto Detail hops on to talk about current events and his get his take. What’s cool is how diverse the room gets with Paul coming by and DJ coming to grips with now being old 😂🤣😂 Grab A Pint & Enjoy 🍻
Detailers don’t listen to this episode if you don’t want to bring home more money! It if your the type of Detailer who likes to take their Passion To Profit then you got to check it out!! DJ and Marshall continue their journey with Sour Ales and Wills from @windowsandwheels hops on to give us the breakdown on detailing with a profit first program.
Just in case u need a little motivation on a Monday, Marshall is here if another episode of Monday Motivation If You Need It 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review if we have brought u any value 🍻
We are super excited to start this new series on Profit First!! As DJ was going through his business during Corona he decided to implement the training into his regular operations. So we begin the series with some explanations on what it is and have some sour ale that is worth the pick up. So grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
Many of us have seen Shawn and have much respect to how he takes care of others, celebrates his son and lives life! He bring a lot of heat #community🍻 to this episode & so what could possibly be burning him up? Make sure you hop on the Zoom Virtual Pub on Wednesday’s at 7:30 and have a beer with #community🍻
If you would have worked at Zudz Car Wash back in 2006 then you would have either been apart of the underground movement or u wouldn’t!! Our guest on this episode is Tyler from @shinefreakapparelco who works as an Engineer in the Navy and began detailer for beer money 🍺💰 DJ and Marshall enjoy some Sam Adams Summer Lager 🍻 Grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
Hi Detailers 👋🏻 How are you doing financially? There are some of us having a really hard time and others doing extremely well. Jonathon Martinez is kicking ass and wanted to know why we say others aren’t. This turns out to be a great discussion about how we all have our own ways of running businesses 🙌🏼🙌🏼🍻
Just incase u might need a little Monday Motivation, Marshall is back with another if u need it episode. If you get any value from these episodes please leave us a rating, a review and grab a pint to enjoy 🍻
Hey Detailers welcome to another episode with fan favorite Josh @rad_detailing_edmond as we dive into what’s trending with his customers and then a REAL TALK discussion with Nick @speedy_gonzalez_detailing on how to juggle time with marketing and regular business🍻 Grab A Pint And Enjoy 🙌🏼🙌🏼
If we are in one of the greatest opportunity moments in time then how should we as Detailers capitalize? One big way would be to learn to build a team! Rob @onspotdetail hops in to help us know how to start the process in building a team and specifically how to write a job description for their detailing expectations! If you grabbed any value out of this episode please leave us a review and comment!! Grab A Pint And Enjoy!
Ready for some Real Talk? So is Nick Grooms @its_nick from the #community🍻 who hops on to ask some great questions to Nick @vegas.rides & Marshall @martylhill about paint correction finishing and when to take the first step to starting your own detailing business. Grab a Pint & Enjoy 🍻
We have a super exciting episode for you today as we celebrate another up and coming giant in our industry Mr. Anthony Brown Jr 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Anthony is here to give us a ton of energy and a great episode on everything from his mobile car care business to his kids working in the business and his new apparel line. Make sure to check out Anthony on IG @the_detailer_life 🍻Make sure to tune in each Wednesday 7:30 Central for a Zoom Community🍻 Virtual Pub and drink some beers with other Detailers. Zoom is is 9188001188
Detailers it’s mid May and we are really questioning what’s happening to our industry? Let’s see what Nick from @vegas.rides and Marshall @totalautosolutions have opinions on what they are seeing. Marc @precisionauto.detailing hops on to ask a Real Talk question from the #community🍻
Detailers if you received the PPP money we need to talk about what you should do with the money. What’s the best way to use it? How should u take the money and grow ur business? Let’s dive into this discussion with DJ & Rob. Grab a Pint & Enjoy 🍻
Hi Detailers!! Hope your having a great day!! We need to pose this question....is PPP the right option for your business? Should you take the large amount of money that can be dropped into your account or should you turn down the government assistance? Let's dive into that discussion with Nick from @vegas.rides
Some believe that National Detailer Day should be celebrated on April 20th and others believe that we should never mix drugs with business. So we decided to have The Paint Cartel himself Mr Giancarlo @luxuryinsge_detailing to come talk about his journey in Detailing and why he gave up cannabis! DJ @djpatterson & Marshall @martylhill crack open a special 420 edition IPA from Stone @stonebrewery 🍻 This episode is available on Apple or Android so Grab A Pint And Enjoy 🍻
Need a little Monday Motivation during this pandemic? If so we have a really interesting word to discuss....perspective! How can Detailers have perspective during these times? What should you look for when trying to understand which sanitizer to use? There are so many now on the market that it’s tough to know which direction to take your business. Let’s think about “perspective” and how to use it in our detailing business.
How did you determine if you were going to grow or close? Is this the time for you to sit back and see what happens or is this the time to hustle even harder? Our special guest this episode is our good friend Mark from Firehouse Auto Spa comes on to talk about how he determined to stay open and push his business further! Grab a Pint & Enjoy 🍻
This was a super fun opportunity to be on the 10X Podcast with David Elliot. We have known Dave for 12+ years and it’s great to see all his continued success! In this episode, we talk about both of our failures over the years, the journey of being in business and we each give our perspective on an issue going on today. Grab ur self a pint and enjoy 🍻
Now more then ever our customers must know us and hear from us. Let’s take a look at a situation where a Dentists is failing to communicate with their customer and how that creates problems for the “re-open!”
We each have our own decisions to make during this recession. Justin’s business had just expanded into the rest of his building and then closed his doors. DJ has been expanding his mobile trucks into new realms of services and now closed his trucks down. What are they going to do now that possibly 30-40% unemployment. Do you have the hustle? Do u have the gut instincts? Even if you learned detailing off YouTube you can learn the craft of business in these times. Let’s dig in our gut and see what we are made of #community🍻
Detailers have you seen an insurgent of “automotive sanitizers” on the market? What about suddenly all the business coaches and business advice? Who should you trust with all these suddenly new products and new systems? Where have they been over the past couple years? Why suddenly now are they talking about business? We dove into that with Derrick @djddetailing & Nick @vegas.rides 🍻
Did you learn in your Ceramic training how to have multiple streams of income or simply how to use their coatings?
The harder the recession gets... the tougher it will be to stay in business if you only have one source of income. Having multiple sources of income is how I’ve been able to stay in business during multiple recessions. Let’s dive into what a revenue stream is, why you should have more the. One and some different t ways you create them 🍻
According to Rob Schrufer @onspotdetailing it’s going to depend on how you set up your business! Here in today’s episode, Marshall talks with Rob to figure out how Detailers should go about filling out their relief forms and applying for loans....if u need it 🍻 Everyone go tell Rob how awesome he is for all the time he invest into the industry 🙌🏼🙌🏼 He’s a sleeping giant that has a massive detailing business which he started out of his house 🍻
As we enter into full recession it’s going to be harder and harder to bring in revenue. Let’s check in with Nick from @Vegas.Rides and see how the industry is there, here and then one action step Detailers could be doing to survive 🍻
There is a big question that Detailers are struggling with right now...how do I know what to do on interiors with a virus? Can you just spray something on a vinyl door...wipe it off and it’s good? Can you tell yourself & ur customers you sanitized their vehicle? Let’s talk with an expert who knows how to clean, disinfect and sanitize a vehicle bec he has been doing it for 10+ years!!
Have you asked yourself that question yet? Not if your business is in this Corona Pandemic but if you are during the start of the recession. Let’s talk about it during our Monday Motivation If U Need It 🍻
In the middle of the greatest wars of US history, how can Detailers take a moment to focus? We dive in with Josh on what he does to help his marketing by doing yoga. Also we have to look at SBA loans bec there are decisions that we all need to make. The more info the better!! #community🍻
Hey Detailers this is a recording from Marshall’s weekly talk with Rob from On The Spot Detailing on “how to grow a team.” However, Rob has made the move of clearing a large part of his team out and trying to maintain the rest. It’s a tough battle right now for business owners...let’s stop sugar coating it....we are now fighting for our lives!! We recommend grabbing a pint and enjoy the journey 🍻
What are u going to do with this recession? Stay in business or exit stage left? If you own a detailing business please do urself a favor and don’t close ur shop just bec someone in another state tells u to. Do what is best for you and your family 🍻
The virus has laid waste to our defenses. We are hearing stories in the north east of nurses using socks as breathing filters. So when u see the destruction and personally are in a bad situation. How did u get there? Let’s not blame Corona! The economy is in a recession and now we need to see how to build our way out of it. The people u have listened to, have they lead u to either a place of dire or of sustainability. If u have been focused on one path for paint correction skills then is it applicable in a recession? How can u build out of a whole new business model....let’s talk 🍻
What can u do to help ur detailing business survive Corona? Should u just put a smile on ur face and be happy? What about finding a new avenue to grow? When doing this who should u listen to? We suggest Detailers who have run a business through these tough times.
We are at War and a lot of people have opinions on how u should navigate these trying times! Should u close? Should u stay open? Should u just be happy? Whichever u choose please do it responsibly by evaluating multiple options and learning from multiple sources. Please share your thoughts in the #community🍻 page on FB
With the Corona Virus spreading and dominating our war efforts....Detailers have to start making difficult decisions for their business. The decisions that each of us make should be done with the most amount of information. What we all know can help everyone out. No one will know if ur right or wrong...we are in a moment of time like nothing ever seen before. Las Vegas turned off it’s lights, Auto Dealer Manufactures have closed....the financial collapse is going to be catastrophic. What u do to maneuver through these times will make or break ur business. What will u do? Let’s share share share info on the group page!!!!
Detailers are at the front lines in a war vs a virus. If we don’t help what happens to society. Are you ready? Here’s a great place to start helping.... https://www.facebook.com/groups/195140221914851/?ref=share
Monday Motivation on Tuesday after I send my daughters back to Florida. This is an interesting time to be a detailer bec we are in a moment of frenzy and need to figure out how to survive the scare. I was walking through the airport and a groups of Asians walks right up next to me wearing mask and gloves. I can’t imagine how they felt and if they feel the stares...this fear that we have is a battle. Or maybe it’s just me....but here’s my thoughts on a Tuesday. How can we adapt to this change in economics? How will we grow out of it? Will our businesses survive?
Have you taken your wife or girlfriend to a detail so they could see what it is like? Josh from RAD Auto Detailing and his wife Jasmine Parks were in town doing a detail and so we all sat down to chatt. DJ and Marshall got the opportunity to openly discuss the in and outs of being married to a detailer with Jasmine and Josh. To really set off the sappy marriage episode we sip White Claw.....pinkies up of course 🍻
What a incredibly fun day on Saturday of MTE...we might have drank a little much 🤣😂🍻 but all in good detailing fun. Thank you to everyone that took the time to come up on stage at MTE. We had a blast!! Here in the final episode of MTE Orlando 2020 we sit down with Jon and Zaia to talk about the podcast and what’s up next...
In this final episode at MTE Orlando 2020 we have on a returning guest, Alan Medcraf of @AMDetails. Alan was sworn in as the 2020 IDA Vice President and got the chance to sit down with Mr. President (@djpatterson) and chat over some ICE COLD COORS LIGHT.
We have three awesome Women Detailers come on and share their experiences of being women in a once male dominated industry! Everything you wanted to know plus some hilarious things you may not have known. Get ready for a good laugh. Recorded LIVE at MTE Orlando 2020 with Bruno Batista (@the_shine_cars), Renee Douglas (@thebuffinqueen), and Meagan Baker (@megz_marine_queen)!
It’s some Detailer’s dream to get picked up by a brand or even work a deal with a brand. But how is that even possible? How does one reach that point? What better story to hear than Jen Turcotte from Carsmatology linking up with Joel from IGL Coatings! Recorded LIVE at MTE Orlando 2020!
Is owning a detailing business tougher in the Midwest than on the West Coast? You’re about to find out why this may be the case! Our guests for this episode include Anthony Brown Jr. of @carters_car_care and Jason Burrell and Sharman Brown of @masterpieceauto! Recorded LIVE at MTE Orlando 2020
Driving into the warehouse, I couldn’t help but think about risks. What risk do u take next? When do u become so comfortable that u don’t take risks? When do you risk putting your company before you? In order to allow for growth you are going to have to take risks so let’s dive into some of those risks 🍻
Darin of @66autodetail and Gill of @tm_pro_detailing come on to discuss the creative ways of finding new avenues to grow their businesses! Diversification is key to ongoing success so tune in and hear how these two are killing it in their home towns. Recorded LIVE at Mobile Tech Expo Orlando 2020.
We are seeing some of the highest levels of income our industry has ever seen. We continually say it’s a better time then ever to be a detailer!! So are we headed in the right direction as an industry? How can we have Detailers pay hundreds and even thousands to brands for training and then not have a solid foundation for running a business? Is it because most brands hire out salesmen who have never operated a detailing business? These are just a few questions that Marshall views his thoughts after talking with a couple Detailers today...grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
A growing trend in our industry is to get a brand deal or backing. We highly recommend it and encourage Detailers to not put out free content for a brand but rather get a deal if your going to heavily promote someone besides yourself. What better guests to have on than Justin Labato (showroom_auto_salon) and William Lara (@mrmiamiluxe)! Recorded live at MTE Orlando 2020. Grab a pint and enjoy!
The beauty of our industry is that it’s such a low cost to entry. Literally anyone can hop in and start a business overnight. But how much do you charge when starting? Do you immediately charge premium pricing or is it possible to start lower? We had the pleasure of having Derek (@djdetailing) and Luis (lh_mobile_detailing) to share their journey! Recorded live at MTE Orlando 2020. Grab a pint and enjoy!
In this episode we talk dealership detailing with Tony GP Seara of Glassparency and Cass Tucker! We talk about the pain point dealerships have and how detailers can help them. Recorded live at MTE Orlando 2020... grab a pint and enjoy!
Hey Detailers!! Welcome to Monday Morning and if u need some Monday Motivation then maybe u need something else to do!! Or maybe ur just having an off day and u didn’t get to fully rest yesterday. Who knows but either way I hope u get some great value out of this talk. Marshall just got off the phone with a local Detailer Steven Hansen who is wanting to expand his mobile business. Should Steven give away some services? How can he penetrate an under serviced side of his market? These are all great questions to dive int so grab urself a Pint & E joy 🍻
In this episode at MTE Orlando we got the chance to chop it up with three really cool detailers! We talked about their favorite parts in detailing and our industry as a whole. Shout out to Gioncarlo (@luxuryimage_detailing), Shawn (shinersexclusive), and Patrick (@pristinemobiledetailingor) for coming on and sharing with the detailing.... COMMUNITY! Grab a pint and enjoy!
Seth Gaines of @ilmcoastalshine and Justin Day and David Brown of @detailersoflasvegas were our guests on this episode. They discussed the unique differences of the popular “mobile versus shop” conversation. Grab a pint and enjoy!
Mark Elliot and Josh Buckler are full time firefighters AND run successful detailing companies! Tune in and you’ll hear how they run a business while employed full time elsewhere. Recorded live at MTE 2020 Orlando!
Merideth and Brandon have shown us support since day one so we were supper appreciative to have spent some time with them during this episode! They discuss why they’re very active in the detailing community and give some top reasons as to why detailers should come to MTE from a vendors perspective. Grab a Coors and enjoy! *Sorry Marshall...
Rob Schruefer, founder of On The Spot in Baltimore, has built your American Detailers Dream company. Grinding away for years and has scaled into a full fledged company employing over 150 team members. One of our questions for Rob was, “Now that you’re at this level why are you still coming to MTE?”
Is there a new alternative to spending 10-12 hours on a paint correction? What about just repainting the vehicle? Sound absurd? So is pizza with sauce on the top and sausage on the bottom but DJ and Marshall sit down with Charlotte from SSR Sprayless Scratch Repair @ssrspraylessscratchrepair to eat such a pizza. Savastano’s is Charlotte’s favorite pizza joint here in Tulsa, Ok and our friend Cass @snakeplissken09 comes by. In this episode we want to learn more about how touch up paint, scratch repair, and dealership operations could help Detailers learn how to grow their business. Are you not doing any B2B sales? Then your missing out on an entire side of the market that needs the skill sets from a Detailer. Are you good enough to attempt what some call the impossible? Maybe...maybe not....either way make sure u grab a pint of Kona Beer @new_konabeer and enjoy 🍻
There is no more “clink” our fun little game has come to a standstill as we prep for MTE. Listen closely and u might hear the sound of something a little different. Ext raise your glass and cheers to Jon Mathews and Zaia Dinkha as they come on the team. Jon is from Babylon Mobile Detailing and will be doing all the content creation. Zaia is from CarNewba Detailing and will be building out some great Spotify playlist. While DJ sips on his sparkling water and Marshall enjoys some fine ales from Jason @texas_shine_house ! Thanks again for the great beers Jason!! Go grab you a pint of a great beer and enjoy this episode 🍻
Welcome to 2020 and to the new DJ who will be abstaining from alcohol. Let’s see why he is making this his first goal of the year. Do you set goals for the year? What about new year resolutions? If you do, here is one you should definitely put on ur list....GET ON TIKTOK!! If 2019 was the year for Instagram, then we strongly suggest Tik Tok to be your platform for 2020. Let’s dive into goal setting, New Years resolutions and how to do your 2020. We enjoy some great beers from Speakeasy Distribution and we are grateful for all the beers.
Our guest did!! He started by cleaning his family, friends and anyone he could talk to at car shows. Our guest Thomas @HDLook is now in the stages of building his own shop and seems to be living out the “American Dream!” But wait....he’s Canadian and we are drinking our favorite Mexican Beer @estrealla This isn’t your normal pints and polishing episode as DJ and Marshall welcome our first sponsorship. Thank you Estrella Jalisco for all the cool swag!! We also dive deep into a discussion on the struggles behind building a detailing business. It’s a great episode for both experienced and novice Detailers. Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
We start 2020 with what we feel will be a big question of this year...are women Detailers better then males? As the emergence of female Detailers come to the auto industry it will be cool to see how many shops create family atmospheres like Gil has created with his ladies of Tango Mike. Marshall sits down with Gil, Katie, Maria and Tank to hear about what they are doing in Stafford to set themselves apart. One thing is for sure in this episode, we all have a lot to drink, we enjoy some really great #community and we wish you all the best this year in 2020 🍻
While in Atlanta we stopped by this really great Brewery with Next Level Detailing, Overalls Mobile Detailing, Red Clay Detailing, RAD Auto Detailing & Nifty Nichols Auto Detail. We could not rave enough about the amazing beer from Pontoon Brewery with their unique approach to brewing beer. Their Nights That Go Nei was my favorite beers in Atlanta and was an amazing NEIPA. This episode is a live discussion having some great beer and talking about what our biggest struggle is and what are favorite part of detailing is. Grab yourself a pint and enjoy 🍻
DJ and Marshall want to wish you a very merry Christmas, happy Kwanzaa and anything else u celebrate during this holiday season 🍻 Most of all we wish u all the success for your business!! Here in this episode, we offer our suggestions for the top three thing s Detailers should do during the holidays. We also get to enjoy some great @samadams white Christmas Ale and @Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter 🍻 Grab urself a Pint & Enjoy 🍻
There is an emerging theory in the detailing industry that Detailers don’t need to learn paint correction. This is a major shift from what we have been doing over the past 8-10 years. Many are starting to question if paint correction is harming their profits verses express detailing. DJ & Marshall crack open some Left Hand Brewery Nitro Stout and have an indepth conversation with our industries number one trainer. Jason opens up about where Detailers should first get training and asks a great tab out question. Grab A Pint & Enjoy 🍻
Shelton from Mobile Tech Expo announces the #community event at Mobile Tech Expo. That’s the big one...and ohh yea DJ & Marshall have a beer together after Marshall looses a competition. Ever lost a game, a match a challenge? Of course u have, we all have!! What about taking losses in business? How hard is it to grow ur detailing business when u fail? Should u always win or should u fail to learn...let’s grab some beers and have a discussion. DJ and Marshall sit down at NEFF Brewery in Tulsa, Ok. This is an unique approach to beer & food being gluten free. Grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
Hope you had an amazing time at SEMA!! We know we both did!! It was awesome to meet so many listeners at Pint Night 2019 🍻 The week had just began as we Co to yes to Renny’s Event, Freemont Street and lots and lots of beer 🍻 In this episode we catch up with Jimbo from the Auto Detailing Podcast to see how his SEMA was. We also have a blast from the past Trey Duvall swing in to say hi. Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
Thank you to Theo from The Specialist Detail Studio for opening up his family bar Blue Hawk Tavern for a special VIP episode. Theo not only opened up how bar but also brings out a DIY Michelada station. What a fun experience and please everyone tell Theo how awesome he is. He invited other Detailers out to enjoy Community and we all sit down to enjoy some beers and talk detailing. Grab urself a Pint and Enjoy🍻
What a jam packed episode this is with Ian from Autofiber. Do you know what his last name means? Send us a DM for a special treat from Ian. But in this episode we have a blast talking detailing and business with Ian. What steps Detailers need to take? Should Detailers use microfiber towels? How should Detailers take steps to growth? Grab a pint and leave ur response to his tab out question below....
If you are year one to three in your detailing business this is a must listen with a note pad. If you are in business longer then three years this is a must listen with a cold beer. Yes there is info for everyone here on this special episode with Nick from Vegas Rides. However, we specifically talk how to do social media as a business and not as a fan club for other Detailers. So if you are in year one to three take some serious notes and implement a lot of what Nick has to say. The episode is a little different as Marshall is driving and DJ is out on his back porch. Hahaha so Nick and DJ get to enjoy Blue Moon Pumpkin while Marshall sips on Citrus Sunrise from Monster 😂 hey make sure u preregister for Sema Pint Night At SemaPintNight.com we will see u there with beers and good times!! Enjoy this episode 🍻
One of the things we are are learning is that as technology grows we must also. Are you a detailer or are u a brand? Do u think u can create a brand that your customers will know or are u the guy that just cleans their car? We want to take a moment and discuss how to build a business in your first years of business. DJ & Marshall drink one of our favorite pumpkin beers Pumpkinhead and spend an episode giving our thoughts on how a detailer can take advantage of the times we are living in. Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
DJ and Marshall Have Been going to Sema for a few years and wanted to share some thoughtful ideas on how to do Sema. Justin from Detailers Of Las Vegas, Nick from Vegas Rides and Theo from The Specialist Detailing Studio all hop on this episode to share their recommendations for where to go out for the best beer to what restaurant has the best steak and some suggestions for how to spend your time in Vegas. Now that it’s getting to be fall season of beers, we enjoy a good Octoberfest beer from A local brewery with a great name...Marshall! Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
We have had two different companies tell their stories on bringing in a partner to help grow their business. First was Christine from @2DetailGirls next was Jason & Sherman from @masterpieceauto . On this episode, Mark from Firehouse Auto Spa comes on to tell how he has grown his business with the traditional employee/team member model. If you haven’t seen #chocolatethunder u will want to check out his page @firehouseautospa Mark has five full time employees, three mobile units, detailing at the airport, one shop location and is multi state with a shop in Atlanta. DJ and Marshall sip on 651 Tyga Bite That was given to us from a good friend and local Detailer @2kue4u . Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
Live at Lockhart Smokehouse in Arlington, TX with Masterpiece Auto Appearance. We had the amazing opportunity of sitting down with Jason Burrell & Sherman Brown who are two Detailers that joined their companies together. In the last episode, we talked with Christine from 2DetailGirls about how she gave up ownership to a new hire and it’s worked great for them. In this episode we learn about how two Detailers could become partners instead of competitors. So not only do we get some amazing bbq but we also enjoy some delicious Revolver Brewing Full Tang IPA!! Grab a pint and enjoy!!
Winter is coming! Here in early October we can celebrate all the fun festivities of fall but we need to keep in mind that it’s about to get really cold. For those of u up north I don’t have to remind you bec your already getting some colder temps. How do you guys make it through the winter? What should you do to prepare? Let’s chatt and figure it ou 🍻
As Female Detailers continue to explode into the marketplace we wanted to sit down and have a beer with one of the hottest companies out there. We were very thankful that Christine @pfs_christine from @2DetailGirls took time to talk with us about how she has grown her business a little different then most. When Christine was in need of someone to help her business she did something very different when it was time to grow her biz...she gave ownership to her apprentice Christine @666xmom . Yes that is correct, they are both named Christine and yes she gave up ownership to someone else. There are many Detailers trying to grow and are struggling to find team members to help. This approach from Christine might seem a little strange to you but wait till you hear about how well it’s worked. DJ and Marshall enjoy a really nice Belgian Golden Ale from Duval Brewing. Christine drinks the Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw Belgian Strong Ale. Want to get to know the 2DetailGirls...u will see them at Sema Pint Night coming up in a couple weeks. Visit SemaPintNight.com to reserve your pint 🍻
If you live anywhere close to water then there is someone who has a boat. Good chances that person is going to need his/her boat detailed. How can you be the detail company that cleans cars and boats? In this episode we have Josh Rarick from Rayzor Sharp Detailing on to talk about boat detailing. DJ & Marshall drink an assortment of Josh’s favorite beer style...Chelada. We drink a couple different types of Chelada beer and especially enjoy one of Ashley West’s favorites. Guys it’s Ashley West so u will definitely want to hear about that 🍻 Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
Part Two - Marty and DJ had a booth at Mobile Tech Expo - Vegas and recored TONS of content from the detailers that attended. This episode contains clips throughout the Friday of Mobile Tech Expo - Vegas. Our booth was accompanied by two outstanding bartenders that handed out FREE beer and pint glasses all day. Our beers of choice were Blue Moon and Alpine Duet! This is a long one so grab a few pints and enjoy!
What were u doing in 1997? Keith was launching his detailing career with cut up bath towels and a Makita Buffer. Moving from Brooklyn to Florida and then on a friends couch of LAX. You want to hear a success story then ur going to LOVE hearing from Keith. We get to learn how Keith got his start and then dive into how hard it is as a solo Detailer, how to hire, the priority of having team members and how to avoid burnout. DJ and Marshall struggle through some Anderson Valley Summer Solstice but if you like brown ales then its a good one. Sema Pint Night is around the corner so get registered at SEMAPintNight.com
RAD Detailing in Edmond does some amazing work when he is Detailing cars. What some people might not know is how much marketing he does. Josh comes on for another episode drinking a Hefe and brings a guest with him. Brendon is Josh’s Thrive Rep and has dramatically helped him grow. We dive into how Detailers can market in all phases of their business and new forms of marketing that are available. DJ and Marshall are live at the Gordon Beirsch Brewery which is home of the SEMA Pint Night November 4th 8:00-10:00 pm visit SEMAPintNight.com
Play on words? Maybe... maybe not! In this episode we have a table full of knowledge. Renny Doyle, Prentice St. Clair, and Alex Hazard took some time out of the Mobile Tech Expo Vegas show to sit down and discuss the IDA and why detailers should attend Mobile Tech Vegas.
Marty and DJ had a booth at Mobile Tech Expo - Vegas and recored TONS of content from the detailers that attended. This episode contains clips throughout the Saturday of Mobile Tech Expo - Vegas. Our booth was accompanied by two outstanding bartenders that handed out FREE beer and pint glasses all day. Our beers of choice were Blue Moon and Alpine Duet! This is a long one so grab a few pints and enjoy!
Marty and DJ had a booth at Mobile Tech Expo - Vegas and recored TONS of content from the detailers that attended. This episode contains clips throughout the Friday of Mobile Tech Expo - Vegas. Our booth was accompanied by two outstanding bartenders that handed out FREE beer and pint glasses all day. Our beers of choice were Blue Moon and Alpine Duet! This is a long one so grab a few pints and enjoy!
DJ did a favor for those that didn’t have the opportunity to attend Mobile Tech Expo Vegas. He recorded the phenomenal Keynote Presentation put on by an industry legend, Renny Doyle. You WILL be better for this listen. Grab yourself a pint, pencil, notebook and enjoy! Soak this in and it’ll change your perspective. Cheers, Renny!
Ready for the Dr of Shine himself Steve Simmons and his new training partner Jason Killmer from KXK Dynamics. For round two on the podcast, Steve comes on to discuss their new training classes, why Detailers shouldn’t do paint correction and why Detailers should build relationships. DJ & Marshall sit back and sip on a really interesting sour called Bright D from Iron Monk. What was great about this beer is that it’s a mix of a Hefeweizen and a Sour. It’s recommended on those hot summer days when you like a little zing from a sour. Grab a Pint & Enjoy 🍻
How could you grow from starting a detailing business on a whim to having 120 Employees? Meet Rob Schrufer...who started his detailing business and still worked as bartender every night for years. Learn from his story on how he grew his business and what was his biggest secret. DJ and Marshall sip on Dogfish Head Belgian-White Witbier which we found to be a delish take on the traditional Belgian Whit. Rob’s tab out question which we would love to hear what your favorite movie is?
Hey Detailing hope your having a great day!! In this episode Marshall has a phone call with Denver Auto Detailing Specialists about how to grow his business. We get a good I depth look at how their business has been run and then direct insight to help any Detailer who wants to grow!! Grab a Pint and Enjoy!!
We do our best to keep this podcast brand neutral but sometimes there’s just content that needs to be shared. Here in the episode go live into a moment of Marshall’s training and learn some killer concepts from Josh Parks (RAD Auto Detailing) & Darrin Sherman (66Auto Detailing). We are in Edmond, Oklahoma taking a moment discuss how these two Detailers have been able to grow their businesses and then open up for some Q&A.
Hey Detailers welcome to another episode of the Pints and Polishing Podcast. DJ and Marshall go live inside one of Tulsa’s Premier Exotic Detailing Companies and talk about Myron’s journey from being a mechanic at a dealership to growing White Glove Auto. We dive into his journey, how PPF has been an explosion for him and how it starts by learning and failing and learning some more. DJ gets to sip on some of his second favorite @coorslight and then we try a really great Karbach Cherry Limeade Radler 🍻 Grab a Pint & Enjoy 🍻
So thankful that Alan took time to come back on for this episode!! We get an update on what’s been going on with Alan, The IDA Europe and dive into some great questions on what things Detailers must do when starting their business. We sip on Hoegaarden which was DJ’s first underage cherry that got popped. We love Hoegaarden for its traditional Belgium Whit flavors!! Grab a Pint & Enjoy 🍻
It is without a doubt that we are living in the absolute best time to be in the Detailing Business. Did you know that u can create a a massive brand awareness for FREE? Yes, if we begin to think of ourselves as a media company and not just a detailing company. This is a segment Marshall created for a customer but we thought it would be great to put out for everyone. Hope u enjoy 🍻
Should you bring in PPF as a revenue stream? How do “Team Members” effect your ability to grow a Detail Shop? This is a jam packed episode as DJ and Marshall enjoy a super delicious brew from @stonecloudbrewingco with an #Oklahoma Legend Brian Memke from @theautospallc If you are thinking “how do I grow my detailing business?” Then this is a great episode for you to listen to!! Make sure to grab a nice refreshing brew and enjoy 🍻
When Jake Roach from Moonshiners Choice Detailing comes to town for his IDA Certification we have to try some BBQ and enjoy cold beers. We get to chatt about his story while enjoying some great Beer and BBQ.
As Detailers we have all heard the division between Dealerships and Detailers. You can’t go through IG without seeing a Detailer comment against having a dealership clean a car. It seems almost the same spite back from Dealerships who devalue the skill that it takes to Detail cars. In this episode, Marshall and DJ sit down with a Service Manager at a local car dealership who has some history to share from their good old days at Zudz Car Wash. Are their good dealerships out there who care about detailing? There are plenty around and so grab yourself a Pint and enjoy this episode 🍻
We have all seen the big brands come out with new hybrid ceramic waxes and now car washes are selling a ceramic coating through their tunnel. As Detailers, how do you compete for your customers ceramic business in an environment that is getting flooded? What is going to happen in a couple years when ceramics are mainstream? If your not installing entry level ceramic coatings then your missing an opportunity that you may never see again! Let’s discuss this theory and see what happens...are you willing to risk this massive opportunity? No matter what brand you choose to install; if you don’t discuss it with your customers or prospects then your leaving them open to the another company for the sale. How can we be more creating in our marketing and business structure that would allow us as Detailers to maximize this golden era?
Marshall got to take a trip with his family to Cayman. While there he meet some local Mobile Detailers. Their favorite beer was Red Stripe, so he grabbed a six pack and sat down to learn about how they Detail on the island. Don’t forget to register for MTE education day with “pints” as a coupon code!! Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
Having a dream and fulfilling his dream is the premise of Renny Doyle story. In this episode we get to talk to Renny while he was at Air Force One with his detail mafia preserving history of aviation. What is unbelievable about Renny is his personal drive, his deep family connections and passion to help Detailers learn success. Such a great episode to learn from. Grab yourself a pint and enjoy 🍻
On this episode DJ & Marshall talk to the Legend Prentice St Clair who has written processes and procedures for some of the largest companies in our industry. We discuss the need or lack of need for having a written process. Possibly one of the best parts of the episode is the fine ale we get to drink from Stone Brewery. The Tangerine Express IPA is highly recommended 🍻
We had the opportunity to go to Denver and here is our recap of the trip plus some really great questions from Detailers that we answer. We sip on Boulevard Jam Band which was an incredible choice of beers for a hot afternoon in the summer. DJ gets to ask Marshall why he disappears for over an hour one night as the tab out question....grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
Part One is the birth child for an epic round two with AutoWash soon to come. In round one, DJ and Marshall meet up with Dennis and Erin at the AutoWash Headquarters in Denver. This episode we get to hear their ground up success story that all started from their honeymoon while sipping on some great local Denver beer. Erin throws out an incredible Tab Out Question that we would love to hear your answer. So grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
While DJ and Marshall were in Denver, we stopped by Black Mountain Motorworks to visit John and see his location. Thank you for letting us stop by and we loved ur spot 🍻 This Denver Beer Co Juicy Freak IPA is a must grab 🍻
What do you think of when you hear the word Perspective? Do you think “What could that ever have to do with your detailing business?” 😂😂😅 DJ and Marshal chatt about “Perspective” with Jayme from the Femcanic Garage Podcast about how your perspective guides your business and the difference in perspective as a woman in a male dominated industry. Jayme introduces us to a Mocha Plum Stout that sounded amazing while DJ sipped on an orange chocolate stout. Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
Do you plan on being in the Detailing Industry for a season or what if you could have a career as a professional Detailer? Very few people have been able to develop a career like Mike Phillips has. So it was a great honor to have him share his background story and steps to developing his career. Marshall gets to sip on some delicious Blue Moon Mango Wheat. This beer is a must have for those hot summer days!! Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
“Purple Cow,” by Seth Godin is a book we highly recommend for Detailers who want to think differently and have their business standout to their customers. Here in this Being Different Episode, we look at some ways Detailers can be different. We enjoy a wide variety of “different” beers and learn how one of DJ’s former favorite beers is now “bottom of the barrel!” Stay tuned after our segment for an interview with @overallsdetailing who has taken our suggestions and begun a podcast for his community. Would be hell-a-cool if you follow his journey and support his endeavors. Grab A Pint & Enjoy🍻
Welcome to Hop Jam 2019. Which is a national beer festival hosted by the Hanson Brothers. In this episode, Marshall gets to help pour “Fling” at the Boulevard Beverage Company tent with Boardwalk Distributing. Fling is the new line of “spirit in a can” that is soon to be released to areas that sell Boulevard Beer. With under 100 calories and gluten free....You are going to want to grab any of the four spirits for your summer festivities. After his pouring, Marshall teams up with Casey Vernon from On-Site Dealer Services to walk the tents trying different beers. If you are a fan of the new citra hops that a lot of IPA’s are starting to use, then your going to love a lot of these beers. However, we try all kinds of different great beers and we hear some great info from Casey and his guys. So grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
How many videos of Wilson Auto Detailing have you watched on YouTube? Well if your like the hundreds of thousands other people then you have consumed a large amount of his content. go behind the scenes and get to know Luke as we met up to record live in at Pinewood in Nashville, Tn. We got to drink Mill Creek Lil Darlin Peal Wheat Ale. We recommend enjoying this beer during the “Sunshine Days”...the simple floral flavors of the is paired with an incredible smooth soft citrus finish. Really great beer to enjoy with one of the biggest new names in the industry. Wilson Auto Detailing has exploded onto YouTube and IG creating a massive awareness and following. Sitting down with Luke we learn about his passions, why he details the way he does and how he has grown his following so quickly. How can Detailers be creative and think outside the box to grow their brand and awareness? Your going to want to grab a pint and enjoy this episode🍻
Did you celebrate 420 with a beer? On this episode of the Pints and Polishing Podcast we get to celebrate with a special release barrel aged stout from Oskar Blues Brewery. Not only do we have an sensational beer but we dive deep into a great episode with a full time Train Conductor and a Detailer on the side. Do you have a passion for detailing but no desire to make it a full time gig? Well your in luck because there is no better time then right now to be a detailer either part time or full time. Grab yourself a pint, celebrate and enjoy 🍻
Years ago one mainstream thought was to laugh at the idea from learning detailing on YouTube. However, as years have passed there is a new generation of detailers who have not only learned how to detail from YouTube but also have built a business from what they learned. On this episode, we talk with Jorge from Exclusive Detail in Oklahoma City who started his detailing business by watching You Tube videos. We drink Coop DNR which boast a 10% ABV and DJ finds Marshall passed out afterwards. Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
Can you believe it? It's true, we are getting older and want to talk about health as Detailers. There is no better way to do that then eat pizza and drink beer!! Cheers to Community!! Hahaha, so DJ and Marshall sit down to talk about being old, why you should take care of your bodies and some practical ways of doing that. Doesn't sound that exciting but trust us old guys....you really should take care of yourself. While we are gorging on pizza, we sip on Tangerine from Lost Coast Brewery. Not only was it a really great wheat beer but it has an impressive orange flavor that wasn't overbearing. That's healthyish....insn't it? We think so ;) Grab a Pint and Enjoy!!
Hey guys this is a look inside a one on one interview with a young detailers who started his business a couple months ago. There is tons of practical advice and suggestions for how to start your business. Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
If you have taken a look around the industry you will have started to notice more and more female detailers pop up. Without a doubt they are growing quickly and setting themselves apart in the industry. DJ and Marshall sat down with two Queens to discuss their detailing journey. We were live on location of Growler USA with The Detail Queen and The Buffing Queen. The sad part was we were drinking cider...But there were a few that were decent!! lol. What you will find the most interesting in this episode is their theory on 6in....is it really enough? Grab Yourself a Pint and Enjoy!!
Well guys... we're known to chase a lot of rabbits on our podcast but this is by far one of the most funniest and random podcasts recordings. We had the great honor to have on Alan Medcraf all the way from the UK! This was a completely different format than the typical recordings but it was super great getting to know the differences between the UK and the US. You'll definitely be entertained and educated during this episode. Be on the look out for Part two coming soon so we can dive deeper into the brains of Alan as he is extremely knowledgable in business and can be a huge benefit to those who tune in. Be sure and give him a follow on IG (@alan.medcraf). Grab a pint and enjoy!
Do you think u can take your Auto Detailing business to the next level? Need a little inspiration to help you get over a hurdle? If you haven’t heard Paul Daly’s story then your in for a real treat! DJ and Marshall got the opportunity to sit down at the Prairie Brew Pub and enjoy some delicious ales while they talk with Paul. You get the opportunity to grab a pint of your favorite and enjoy 🍻
There are so many different career paths in the auto detailing industry. Which one should you take? Starting out - is it safer to start at a dealership or car wash setting or should you jump right into being self employed? What are the risks of both? Our special guest, Vue Kue has 10 years of experience in different areas of the automotive industry. Vue drops some knowledge that speaks to some of the younger guys that may just be getting started. Vue brought us his favorite Alaskan Amber beer to enjoy during this episode. Grab a pint and enjoy!
Marshall had the opportunity to lead a detailing class for young beginning Detailers at Tulsa Tech. This class is regularly taught by Fonzell Brown aka Manny who has had an incredible career as a Detailer. This Tech Class is geared to help bring structure to dealerships so Detailers can get more training & to you Detailers who want to learn more about the art of detailing. It’s a really great class and we highly recommend attending. No beer in this episode but feel free to grab a pint and enjoy!! 🍻
How many straws fit into a 5 Gallon Bucket? That's the question Sarah From Wanderlust poses on this episode of Pints & Polishing Podcast. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Yes, this is going to be a "green" episode full of all kinds of great environmental information. Dj and Marshall sip on very strong Imperial IPA from Iron Monk Brewery. If you like strong IPA's then this would be a good pint to grab and enjoy!!
Who doesn't love some good BBQ and cold Beer?!?!?! It's definitely one of my favorite things to do!! The Pints & Polishing goes mobile and meets up with a local detailer Fabian Wells, Prentice St Clair, Bob Phillips, Keith Duplessie and some Detailers from Cruise In Auto Spa. I went with the Texas Style Brisket and Revolver's Blood & Honey. Soooo Goooood!! Grab a Pint and Enjoy!!
We all have dreams of making it BIG but how big can you actually be in the auto detailing industry? The 2019 IDA President, Jonathan Munsell was our special guest on this episode. Jonathan's company, Spiffy, has raised $18 Million in capital to grow into a national company with over 250 W2 employees and producing over 20,000 services per week. Jonathan is someone you definitely want to have in your network and the IDA is lucky to have him as their fearless leader. The beer of choice for this episode was Shiner Bock because it's Jonathan's favorite beer when he is in Texas. Grab A Pint & Enjoy!!
We may have had the most smartest and aggressive detailer on our podcast to date! A valedictorian of his graduating class and lover of a good cider, Dyan Briwn owner of Dylan’s Mobile Detailing! Dylan drops some major knowledge bombs that a lot of start up detailers would greatly benefit from. Some people start out with $50,000 in debt with zero clients. Dylan sold his motorcycle and was able to budget out his start up with only $4,500. Although he’s a young dude, this guys has the gift of strategically starting a business. This podcast is fueled by Angry Orchard. Grab a pint and enjoy!
Marshall and DJ met the Rag Company team at Mobile Tech Expo 2019 in Orlando. Their team came out to our Pint Nigh and had such a blast that they invited us on their Podcast. We had such a fun time on their podcast that we wanted to share our audio file on our podcast. We also wanted to give away a $100 Rag Company to a Pints and Polishing Subscriber. Go follow their page and our page on IG and in the comment section of the pic for this episode tell us why you love the Rag Company. We will do the giveaway on Feb 14, 2019
Not only was it a super fun episode but we also had a pretty amazing IPA from Anthem Brewing in Oklahoma City. If you like an IPA with low IBU's then this is a must try. Grab a pint and enjoy!!
Seth Goss, is the founder of Sunnyshine Detailing and was our special guest on this episode. Seth is a very active IDA member who is extremely passionate about the detailing industry. He is a volunteer on two IDA committees and does all he can to give back to the industry.
In this industry everything can be going great with consecutive record breaking months until the unseen happens. If you guys haven’t heard Seth Goss’s story then please listen and help donate to his family. Seth recently slipped on ice and broke his wrist which is keeping him from detailing. This could happen to any of us and so please take a moment and give what you can.
Seth’s IG seth_goss_detailing has the link to his GoFundMe account. Please donate what you can.
Not only did we discuss how to best prepare for these types of incidents but we also had some delicious frosty beverages. New Belgium Brewery has a whole line up tasty beers and we grab a sampler pack that contained Mary Jane Ale and Accumulation. Two beers we definitely recommend!!
Each of us have so many things going on in our lives, or Detailer’s or businessman or friends or family or husbands or fathers and when you get that divorce paper it can throw a mess in all of our plans.
Hey this is a little different episode where we do a meet up with Amanda from Midknight Detailing in Joplin, Missouri. Amanda and I grab some barbecue and talk about her detailing business. She had the loaded spud with Sausage. I went with the baby back ribs and chopped brisket. Not to mention an ice cold beer 🍻 This was super fun to do and I look forward to meeting up with Detailers in different parts of the country. Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
Well, it happened again!! Yea we lost another great episode. Enter the Homer Simpson "Dohhh" Anyway we salvaged it by adding in Ben for a little discussion and then we are going to air the Mobile Tech Expo Education Day seminar on Profitable Environmental Detailing. The seminar went really well and we hope that you will be able to learn a couple things that would benefit your detailing business. Grab yourself a pint and enjoy!!
Mobile Tech Expo is less than one week away! Are you coming? On this episode we had on THE MAN who runs Mobile Tech Expo, Sheldon Kaye, to give us some insight on what to expect. It's safe to say that Mobile Tech is full of "community" amongst auto detailers. There will be the largest amount of well known vendors at the largest venue MTE has hosted to date. You don't want to miss it! Tune in as Marshall and DJ talk about what they liked most at previous events and what they're looking forward to most at this one. Grab a pint and enjoy!
Looking at a new year for all of us, DJ and Marshall want to discuss the most relevant form of marketing for Detailers for 2019. With out a doubt, that would be Instagram!! So why Instagram? What makes the platform so appealing? What should you absolutely not do on IG? What should you definitely do to maximize your marketing efforts?
Instagram is so much more then posting pictures and videos. When done correctly, your marketing efforts can bring in some good revenue streams by setting yourself up as the local detailing expert.
Instagram Marketing is so important that we brought on two Detailers that are crushing in on IG to talk about how they do it. First up is Ronald from All Star Mobile Auto Detailing (IG handle: all_star_detail) who came on to talk about "stories" and how he uses them to grow his business. Secondly, Josh from RAD Auto Detailing (IG Handle: RAD_detailing_edmond) came on to talk about his success with "posts."
Ronald, tosses back some Corona Platinum, while Josh tests out a Chocolate Habanero Stout. DJ grabbed us a brown ale from Rogue and a Chocolate Stout from Sam Adams. Grab yourself a Pint and Enjoy
Hey Guys/Gals...thanks as always for listening to the Podcast. We sat down for a little to talk about what is going on during the holiday season and what Detailers can do during the off time. Don't forget that we have MTE Pint Night coming up very soon. Make sure you pre-register MtePintNight.com
This is a very unique episode as we have two full time firefighters/auto detailers on! Our guests included Mark Elliot of Firehouse Auto Spa in Jacksonville, Florida and Jeremy Loque of Firehouse Detail Maui in Hawaii. Our beers of choice were a couple different beers from Kona Brewery. In this episode we discussed what it is like to operate at full capacity within two different industries. We talked about systems that help keep the detailing business running smoothly while also being fully present serving the community as a fireman. This is a great episode so grab a pint and enjoy!
If you want some of the best BBQ and sit in the historic Ft worth Stockyards then you got to go to Riscky’s BBQ. I had the chance to meet up with Brian Shipe from Dezert Detail to enjoy a Rahr & Sons Blonde Ale and dive into their story and business. Grab a Pint and Enjoy 🍻
Did you know Solutions Finish started out of a garage? Do you know the difference between a Double IPA and Single IPA? Ashley, daughter of Chris West (owner of Solutions Finish), came on to give some insight on the company and knowledge behind a true plastic restorer. Her boyfriend Nick, who is a beer connoisseur, gave an in depth review of IPAs as well. DJ discussed different uses of dressings and the common things they're used for when covering up certain parts of vehicles. We touch on the upcoming Pint Night at MTE in January as well. Grab a pint and enjoy!
Did you grown up playing sports? The competitiveness of playing sports at an earlier age may possibly contribute to the work hustle that some of us Detailers have. Were you on a good team or did you like to be the star? How does athletics transition into being a business owner? This is one of the few topics that we talked about with Ronald of All Star Detail up in Boston. We enjoyed an incredibly smooth winter wheat by Blue Moon during this recording. Grab a pint and enjoy!
Marshall and DJ meet up for beers at Growler USA with Mason. They dive into things they’re thankful for in three different areas: Industry, business and in personal life. They tasted three different “holiday-ish” themed beers as well. This is a great podcast that we know you’ll enjoy this time of the year. Grab yourself a pint, leave us a review, and enjoy!
Are you detailing at a dealership and want to branch out on your own? Or are you detailing part time and want to transition into full time? This podcast goes all the way back to the roots of when Marshall and DJ finally took the leap to start their own business. What is the first step you take? Second? Third? Marshall and DJ have had few businesses and been through all of the initial steps of starting a business. They give insight on the initial steps that you should take when trying to start an auto detailing business. We had some special guests that stopped by to join in the podcast. This was a great opportunity to hear a couple different perspectives. If you or you know someone that is wanting to branch out on their own, this is the podcast to listen to. Grab a pint and enjoy!
This is a three part podcast broken up into three guests. Mark Elliot, Justin Labato and Rigo Santana come on separately and give their different experiences of The SEMA Show 2018. We get into their favorite things about the show, favorite spots to go and WHY detailers should make it a priority to attend this show. Grab a pint and enjoy!
We kicked off SEMA with our first annual Pint Night event at the Gordon Biersch Brewery here in Vegas! Marty and DJ walk around the event and chat with some of the industry legends such as Renny Doyle, Mike Phillips and IDA president, Justin Labato. Grab yourself a pint and enjoy!
When Fall comes around we start the beginning of slower season. This is a great time to sit and enjoy some seasonal beers. So I stopped in and had a Sunday Beer w/ Mason at Growler USA. We sip on A Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Ale & Dunkelweizen so grab a Pint & Enjoy
Are you going to SEMA? Then this episode is jam packed with five tips on how to get the most out of The SEMA Show. Marty and DJ share past times at SEMA and talk about the upcoming show over some Buffalo Wild Wings Chicken Tenders and a Lagunitas IPA. Since the first tip is to expand ur horizons then we thought we would try this IPA. Sadly it did not sit well with our pale TS as we indulged in the chicken. But hey, we had fun drinking some beers and chatting about SEMA so Grab a Pint and Enjoy🍻
We had a special beer expert/insurance agent on the podcast tonight. We picked his brain about certain insurances for mobile versus fixed. Rumor has it that having the proper insurance can open the doors to a lot of business opportunities within your business. Garage keepers, general liability, workers comp... which do you need? We enjoyed a couple of IPAs which are a least favorite for Marty and DJ. Grab a pint and enjoy!
Listen in for the live experience of our “Detailers of Oklahoma” workshop. Detailers from all over Oklahoma drove in to network and learn together. This kind of gathering is extremely rare... especially when competitors, so grab a pint and enjoy!
No Pints 🍺 just Polishing on this podcast. Tulsa technology school has a detail in class that we are able to help train young detailers. In this episode you’re going to hear a classroom setting on why detailers have chosen to get into the industry and a bit more info from Marty Trey and Manny and why they are in the detailing industry.
Shout out to Steam Seattle for sending the growlers of Seattle brew! Marty and DJ sit down to discuss transitioning from the busier seasons to the slower season. Ian Porter made a special appearance and gave major insight into the topic at hand. This is probably one of the entertaining podcasts to date (we think so anyways). Grab a pint and enjoy!
So I sat down with a car wash manager who only drinks Miller light. There are many stigmas on detailing versus a car wash as there are many stigmas on craft beer versus main brands. Let’s raise a pint to anyone improving automobiles and those who brew great beers 🍻 grab a pint and enjoy
We are all great out what we do...But are we maximizing all of our opportunities? Our special guest Brent Ashbrook explains how his dealership is capitalizing on some very creative revenue streams. These principles can be applied in any detailing business when you honk outside the box! In order to help our creative juices flowing we all mix up our beers with something different. You might have to grab two pints as the app keeps crashing on us and there is a little bit of repetition....but grab a pint and enjoy!
We recently had TsingTao which dramatically resembles Rolling Rock. So I stop into Growler USA to talk beer cloning with Mason Beecroft. We taste some very similar beers and discuss why business copy each other. Grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
Was a super fun random episode. We had the infamous Manny Brown in the shop to shop it up. When Tiffany New Orleans local retailer songs by it creates a whole new experience. We are drinking a Rolling Rock knockoff called TsingTao so grab a pint and enjoy!!
Dealerships can tend to make some detailers feel like just another number. Especially, those detailers with a deep desire to produce outstanding work and want to be recognized for their dedication and skill. When is the right time to leave? Chad with Detail Ninja chops it up (pun intended) with Marty and DJ and explains his reasoning for going from a six figure dealership account to a one man, high end detailing shop! Chad has cleaned over 850,000 cars in his career! Our beer of choice this podcast was the new (almost too sweet) Bud light Orange. Grab a pint and enjoy!
This is the FIRST ever “detailer’s wife” episode on the podcast! Some of us detailers have family’s, kids, wife’s, girlfriends and/or various outside hobbies. How do we balance it all with the demands of running our own businesses? Josh from RADs Auto Detailing, and his wife, drove down to Tulsa to record this podcast in person. We all hashed out the realities of running a business while balancing the home life as well. Big shout out to Prairie Ale for the amazing beer choice of the night, a farmhouse ale called, “Brett C.” This podcast is jam packed with some real life content on balancing the business and life! Grab a pint and enjoy!
Had the Opportunity to go lead to a sales presentation on ceramic coatings for a dealership. I open up the discussion trying to help salesman understand the power that they have by creating their own personal brand to help bring in customers. Some great nuggets of info in here or grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
Our guest, Cass Tucker, comes on the podcast to discuss the complications of the legalization of marijuana in Oklahoma. Cass gives feedback from a big business perspective and DJ comments from a small business perspective. To hire detailers that smoke weed or not? That is the question! Lots of fun “weed facts” were shared while enjoying a stout beer from Prairie Ales called “BOMB”. Grab a pint and enjoy!
Here’s a live listen in on some ceramic coating training that we lead for Detailers in Mountain Home, Ar (population 12k). I couldn’t drink but u can grab a pint and listen to some great stories from Detailers who are applying coatings in large quantities.
Justin Labato (President) and DJ Patterson (Board Member) give insight on the benefits of being apart of the IDA. It’s very common for professional detailer’s ego’s to get in the way of not being apart of this movement. DJ was once a non believer of the IDA but that has most definitely changed! It is so much more than a piece of paper and certification. It’s a movement... it’s community. Tune in, subscribe, leave us a review, and make it a great day!
HAVING EMPLOYEES - GOOD OR BAD...with Jake Roach from Professional Auto Detailing in Warrensburg, MO
College professor AND auto detailing business owner!? Our guest Jake from Pro Detail in Warrensburg, MO bought a company that was supposed to be a fully staffed and trained money making machine at time of purchase. Day 1 of opening his doors... there were zero employees! Tune in and listen as he explains how he quickly turned it around and now has 5-7 employees on his payroll with booming business!
Jake and DJ go back and forth (while sipping Boulevard Wheat!) and discuss the headaches and the beauties of having employees in the auto detailing industry... from handbooks, to employee training, to quality control apps, hiring, firing, and so much more! If you have employees (team members as DJ would say) OR are considering having them, this is the podcast for you! Cheers!
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With some many theories and practices in our industry its hard to know what to believe. We had the great opportunity to sit down in a little oyster bar in Sarisota Florida to talk about missconseptions surrounding Ceramic Coatings. DJ is on vacation...Cody and Marty are leading Ceramic Coating Training Events and we find ourselves having some beers and enjoying Florida cuizine!! Grab a pint and enjoy...
Ever wondered what its like to present a ceramic coating to a dealership? Here u get to go straight into a sales meeting and here the audible presentation. I'm standing infront of about fifteen salesmen at a dealership that is looking at installing CC105 onto their cars. They have already started preloading some in their showroom and we giving their more info to help sell more....grab a pint and enjoy 🍻
I just so happen to be in Fort Collins, CO visiting a customer and so why not roll on over to New Belgium Brewery. All I can say is WOW the brewery is amazing and the beer is unbelievable...well except for one.
Detailers all over are seeing photos, videos and IG stories of the Detail Mafia’s annual Air Force One Project! Ian and Jose, who happen to be 2 out of the 65 detailers chosen, took time out of their night to share some insight as to what this project is all about. In this podcast, Marty falls in love with Budweiser, but not just any Budweiser, George Washington's recipe! If you enjoy this podcast, please leave us a review on iTunes and we will continue to put out some good content. Hey guys and gals... make it a great day!
We all start somewhere... some of us are fortunate enough to have zero overhead and successfully detail out of our home, while others have the luxury of a having a location completely separate from home life. What are the pros and cons to both? Is one better than the other?
Tune in as the Shine Doctor provides us with some killer content on this subject along with some great advice for those getting started. Big shout out to Rogue for the Honey Kolsch. Very refreshing summer beer for these hot summer days!
Don’t miss the “Tab Out” Question... quite possibly the funniest one yet!
From working at a church to becoming a chemical supplier, from working for a dealership to owning a detailing business, from working for a car wash to owning a multiple unit detailing company..... we ALL made jumps from different parts of life. When should you jump out on your own? What should you do before you quit your job and go out on your own? June Jones, Marty Hill and DJ Patterson come from different walks of life and ended up in the same industry. This podcast was accompanied with Pabst Blue Ribbon! Grab a pint and tune in. Let us know your thoughts!
How do you create a long term, sustainable career out of auto detailing? Tune in for some insight from 30 year old, 40 year old and 50 year old detailing veteran perspectives. The man, the myth, and the legend, Renny Doyle, and the infamous Bob Philips bring 80 minutes of wisdom in this auto detailing game! These guys are legends in our industry and we were honored that they took their time to discuss detailing with us. We enjoyed Lagunitas Chech Style Pilsner for this podcast. Definitely a suitable choice since Renny and Bob are in California. Grab yourself a pint of beer and learn from the legends of our industry on how to make a career out of detailing.
We had a very short chatt with Mike Paulk who is the Texas rep for Lagunitas Brewery. Super fun to catch up with Mike sense he was my bartender at an old bar I use to go to back when I was a Mobile Detailer. The app cut us off but it was good until then 🤦🏼♂️
“What is all the hype about the IDA?! What is it doing for our industry and why should I be apart of it?! Is it really important to have a certification... I’ve been Detailing for 20+ years!” All of these are commonly asked questions in regards to what the IDA is. Justin Labato (@jl_showroom_detailing), president of the IDA, and fellow detailer has a great open discussion in regards to this topic. This podcast was recorded live at an IDA Meet and Greet held here in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the local detailers. @djpatterson provided some @michelobultra to sip on and Marty Hill of @totalautosolutions dished out some BBQ as we gathered tons of great information from Justin. Grab yourself a Pint and Enjoy!🍻
Every detailer has struggles and roadblocks. What motivates you to keep pressing through and overcoming the odds time and time again? Have you ever taken a step back to look at your business and find out what is keeping your from getting the that next level of success? What inspires you? This podcast is jam packed with lots of good stories and inspiration. Big shout out to Jen at Carsmotology for taking the time to come on and share a snippet of your story. The beer of choice(s)..... you’ll have to tune in to find out what’s up ;)
Killer Episode with Ben Kadan from @GreenCleenFL and DJ Patterson @djpatterson where we dive into effects that Detailers have on our Environment. Ben has a great set up and has put together solar panels on his van and runs the “greenest” detailing business I’ve seen. We enjoyed a great beer so grab one for you and enjoy!!
I listened to a great podcast from Jimbo with The Auto Detailing Podcast on when to Start An Auto Detailing Business. I really loved everything he had to say and so go check out his podcast and the Detailing Inner Circle. In this episode of Pints and Polishing Podcast, I don’t get to have a beer but hey there’s some great info here on when to get into detailing.
This is what I crave....onsite at Warrensburg Professional Auto Detailing training their crew on Paint Correction. Unfortunately no beer on this episode but hopefully we have some to crack open after this Mustang gets finished down!!
This Sunday chatt with Mason dives deep into what is an IPA, what’s an IBU, what makes a beer an IPA and how do u get fruit flavors in an hoppy IPA? These are fun to do because we start to really learn about what’s in the beer we like to drink. Thanks Mason for taking the time and thank you Growler USA in Jenks for having us.
Marty, Ian and DJ get real in regards to difficult times in business, failures and alternative career paths IF they weren’t in he industry they’re in. Shout out to Cabin Boys for the 5 star rated beer!
Despite the stigma dealerships have, there are some super talent detailers within some dealerships. New Glarus Spotted Cow was a great beer and came highly recommended by Vue since it was a very special past memory of his. You’d think he’d rate a 5, right? Nope! Tune in as DJ voices his opinions of dealerships while Vue explains the difficulties on managing multiple dealership detailers and being one of the very few “great” that actually give a crap.
We’ve all had an angry customer at one point or another. Do you refund the money, fix the issues, give them a gift card or what? Marty, Ian and DJ share an “angry customer” story and explain how they dealt with it.
Marty and DJ enjoyed some of Marty’s home brew while Ian sipped on some good ole’ H2O. We hope you enjoy this episode... Please leave us a review on iTunes and Anchor!
Wow! This is probably the MOST jam packed podcast to date. Justin and Jerome brought some amazing questions! We touched on taxes (1099 or W4), when to hire the next person and so much more! IPA.... who likes it? Ian of Red Beards Auto Detailing DEFINITELY doesn’t. Thank you Roughtail IPA for the local Oklahoma IPA. We started a SECOND podcast because the content was so great. Hope you enjoy! What should we talk about next???
Happy Cinco De Mayo!! It’s the day that u traditional eat tacos and drink margaritas. However it’s also a great time to find some new cervezes so we stop in at Growler USA to do a flight of their Cinco De Mayo specials.
I just got done leading a detailing class for local technical college. During the class we talked about documenting our work versus bragging about the cars we clean. Shoot us a DM on IG and let me know ur thoughts...
We had the very special honor of having Jimbo Balaam on tonight to discuss Personal Branding, how to create different revenue streams and how to prepare yourself for “the end game.” Super jammed packed episode so grab a pint of your favorite brew and give it a listen.
Our special guest stood in a line for an hour and a half for this beer! “Ma” by Treehouse Brewing Company was definitely a great Ale. Tune in as Kevin from Arkham Shine Auto Detailing tells his story. Can you guess how he came up with his business name? Our hosts Marty, Ian and DJ chop it up with Kevin about the pros and cons of social media in our industry and in our businesses. Please leave us a great rating and we will continue to bring you awesome content. Cheers!🍻
What’s ur work life balance look like? Are you M-F only? Do u work nights? Do u work weekends? Send us some DM’s and let us know ur story and how u manage work vs life. Also go celebrate Earth Day...learn more about recycling and minimizing your footprint.
I’m telling you that I’m this is a must drink pint of beer!! Grab a can of Model and Mix with any of the Bud Light Lime-a-Rita. This is a super fun episode with DJ from Eco Green and Sergio from Advance Detailing drinking our special Modelo Concoction 🍻 here we talk about the need for a plan...”if you don’t have a plan u plan to fail.” Towards the end we had some Detailers stop by to say hi and have a Pint 🍺
I’m telling you that I’m this is a must drink pint of beer!! Grab a can of Model and Mix with any of the Bud Light Lime-a-Rita. This is a super fun episode with DJ from Eco Green and Sergio from Advance Detailing drinking our special Modelo Concoction 🍻 here we talk about the need for a plan...”if you don’t have a plan u plan to fail.” Towards the end we had some Detailers stop by to say hi and have a Pint 🍺
34 of us for 5 1/2 hours talked “how to detail” and proper ways to clean your vehicle at our local Porsche Club’s Detailing Clinic. These guys had us going for 5 1/2 hours of Q&A so they could better keep up their vehicles. It was great to help lead the clinic alongside with @garagetimeautoreconditioning & @trey_duvall19 and JP from Auto Distinctions.
Today I drove into our warehouse at Total Auto Solutions and I had a moment of clarity where I saw something that I really wanted in life and so I thought I would share. Send us a DM on Instagram @totalautosolutions and let us know what u want out of life...
Part Two.....When I started doing mobile detailing I bought a power washer, chemicals, a trailer and by magic I was suddenly a Detailer 😳😳 lol I think that is common for a lot of guys who like to clean cars and so they don’t ever get professional training on how to operate their business. In this episode of the Pints & Polishing Podcast we explore & question the need for receiving professional auto detailing training. Rigo Santana, Ian Porter and DJ Patterson come on to give a jammed packed session. Rigo chose Corona Dark...DJ grabbed us regular Corona 🍻 grab a pint and enjoy this discussion!!
When I started doing mobile detailing I bought a power washer, chemicals, a trailer and by magic I was suddenly a Detailer 😳😳 lol I think that is common for a lot of guys who like to clean cars and so they don’t ever get professional training on how to operate their business. In this episode of the Pints & Polishing Podcast we explore & question the need for receiving professional auto detailing training. Rigo Santana, Ian Porter and DJ Patterson come on to give a jammed packed session. Rigo chose Corona Dark...DJ grabbed us regular Corona 🍻 grab a pint and enjoy this discussion!!
Love this...Marcus and Jeremiah roll into the shop and we start talking biz. Marcus has a young company and he is using his personal name in his business. He had heard our Q&A session with Shine Doctor and wanted to change his name.
Do u like root beer?? Well it’s not beer but it’s sugary sweet and has some decent alcohol 🍻 it’s a popular drink and we grab some to chatt with Evan from Bee Detailing and DJ from Eco Green Detailing. This episode is jam packed with info on how to start out as a detailer, how to market on social media and three guys who have all worked inside car washes. Grab a pint and enjoy!!
Had massive high hopes for this IPA and it was decent. Really wanted to taste more chocolate and coffee flavor in it but if you’re an IPA fan this is a must try. While sipping on this beer we discuss our pet peeve‘s in the industry and what are most exciting things going on. So grab a pint and enjoy the podcast.
With over 400,000 people passing by his shop, Timothy has grown a large detailing shop. Thankful he took the time to come onto the podcast. This episode is jammed packed with tons of info on how to grow a team of Detailers and give killer customer service. Ian picked a Pecan Brown Ale because he apparently likes Brown Nuts!! 😳😳
Part Two of Jon Martin from Time 2 Shine and DJ Patterson from EcoGreen Mobile Detailing. We drink one of my favorite beers Blood & Honey, talk about mobile detailing & what has been the BIGGEST GAME CHANGERS in our industry.
This is the first part of Jon Martin from Time 2 Shine and DJ Patterson from EcoGreen Mobile Detailing. We drink one of my favorite beers Blood & Honey, talk about mobile detailing & what has been the BIGGEST GAME CHANGERS in our industry.
Embracing your journey whether that is the struggles of being a business owner, the brutality of life or just trying to make ends meet...that’s your journey and it’s your story....so make it the best that you can!!
Blue Moon is a Super lish beer...One of my go to favorites. So naturally I was super pumped when Jose choose it. So we had a great discussion with Jose on struggles of opening a detail shop and then what apps to use for social media marketing. Grab u a pint of Blue Moon and enjoy this episode!!
On Instagram we get direct messages on a daily basis. some people call it great customer service I just think it’s a lot of fun. One of the most common questions that is asked is how much should we charge for a ceramic coating application? My suggestion is to always put a value on how much you want to make per hour
We got the new Pints & Polishing Glasses in and so we sit down to have a cold beer and discuss ways to stay more efficient during a detail. If u want to maximize ur time then take a listen while ur doing a detail and pick up some tips from DJ @ecogreenmd or Ian @redbeardsdetailshop 🍻🍻🍻
How important is social media for an Auto Detailer? Very informative Pint & Polishing episode here!! We talk Social Media Marketing along with having a personal brand. Benny Blanko from Wavy Auto Detail and DJ Patterson Eco Green Mobile Detail have years of experience on branding and social media marketing. Definitely some great info on what detailers need to do to increase their social media presence. Not to mention we had some really great beers!! DJ from Eco Green was sipping on a Marshall’s Porter, Benny had a Mexican lagger called Estrella and I had a super interesting ale with dates and chipotle peppers. You can find Benny on IG @wavyautodetail DJ is @ecogreenmd and we are @totalautosolutions
Hornet Toad is a stupid smooth Blonde Ale from COOP Ale Works in OKC. It was a perfect beer for a jammed packed episode on Mobile Detailing. We had Austin Jones with Johny On The Spot Mobile Detailing and Co-Host DJ Patterson from Eco Green Mobile Detailing. We talked extensively about how to do the “business side” of detailing...ie how to turn ur passion to profits. This one went a bit long but it had so much practical advice from two mobile Detailers who each have three trucks on the road at all times. So grab u a Blonde and a note pads cause ur going to need it!!!
Before u can sell someone a detail u need to first have their attention. I was speaking about this with a local Detailer over lunch. Here’s my 2 cents on how u can get people’s attention in ur local market so u can sell them a detail.
Wow this one is full of content for Detailers on Biz Dev, struggles on starting a business, why Joe patented foam pads & why Detailers should choose certain pads. Ian and DJ are announced as Co-Host 👏🏻👏🏻 and we pour a pint of Franziskaner Hefeweizen
Why would a detailer want to ever talk with other Detailers and have a community together?!? Sounds pretty stupid to some of us but it might actually be a great thing for your business. So tonight we grab a cold local beer from Dead Armadillo and discuss with Justin, DJ, Ian & Dave why someone should go to Mobile Tech Expo this weekend and why someone would want to get their detailing skills validated through the IDA. Grab a beer and enjoy this podcast with tons of content for you!!
Why do dealerships have a stigma of being bad at detailing?!? Ronnie Laporte with Car Brite comes into the podcast to talk about dealership detailing with Ian Porter and DJ Patterson. We examine ways that dealerships can do better and why they traditionally suck at detailing. Not to mention have a killer beer from Left Hand Brewery up in Longmont, CO. If you like coffee & chocolate then u will love Fade To Black. This stout has tons of coffee flavor with rich notes of dark chocolate. Grab one and enjoy!!
A lot of times we as Detailer’s are in love with cleaning cars and it is our passion in life... However many times our passion doesn’t lead to being a profitable business.Here’s a sneak peek at what we will be discussing with Austin from Johnny on the spot mobile detailing
This is a guy that everyone should meet....Jason with Sonax USA. Had a great conversation on the different products that Sonax has. We discuss cleaning Alcantara to how to save time while compounding and polishing. Very informative on the Sonax brand and what they do for our industry. Not to mention sipping on a super great Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale.
As I move closer and closer to 40 I sometimes have moments of reflection. I was a horrible student, barely made it out of high school and shouldn’t have gone to college on my grades. But I somehow passed and got a degree and then really disliked my jobs out of college. By coincidence I happen to start cleaning cars based on a friend’s recommendation and fell in love with it. To this day I’m amazed I’ve been able to have a life and make a living in this industry. It’s been a fun roller coaster that I hope to keep riding for another 40 years.
Should detailers be doing Paint Correction? This was a killer Pints and Polishing Podcast with Justin Labato from JL’s Showroom Detailing and DJ Patterson from Eco Green Mobile Detailing. We dive into an extremely hot topic right now....What is Paint Correction and why is everyone all of a sudden doing Paint Correction. Why do coating companies say “detailers have to be doing Paint Correction? Not to mention he’s swigging back some cold Yuengling a super great beer. So pop the top and take a listen...
How can a Mobile Detailer & Detail Shop stay busy during these cold winter months?!? We dive into this discussion while we sip on Founders Porter. Super delicious beer and great time with Andrew Van Kirk from Precision Detail, DJ Patterson from Eco Green and Ian Porter from Red Beards Detail Shop. You can connect with Andrew on FB or IG @precisiondetailco and definitely go grab some Founders Porter
This was a great one and that doesn’t just mean the beer!! Justin was a great guest to have on for discussing paint correction and paint enhancement!! He enjoyed a pint of Yuengling while DJ from Eco Green and I tossed back a couple cold ones ourselves. Drinking beer and chatting about detailing...what could get better?!?
Most daily drivers will not pay for a “full correction” and so detailers are loosing out on a large amount of biz!! So what’s the number one question u should ask ur coating customers? It’s what do they see? Funny I know but that question has dramatically helped detailers grow their coating business. It helps bec it lets u know what that customer sees in their paint. Bec most daily drivers don’t see the imperfections in their paint then it’s not a valuable service to offer them a paint correction sticker price on top of a the price of a coating. This will scare many prospective customers away Bec they don’t want to pay $1,500 for a correction and coating. So ask them what they see in their paint and when they don’t see all the marring then offer them two packages....one package with a correction and one without the correction. When they choose the lesser priced package then u still do a good polish and prep the paint but u won’t be spending
So many of us detailers are passionate about what we are doing but many times that passion doesn’t translate into a great business. Here is the #1 way you can make more money for your detailing business...
Hope u had a great Thanksgiving!! As I look at everything going on in the Detail world during the holidays it’s very interesting to see how certain brands stand out more then others. Doesn’t matter if it’s a Chemical Company, Detail Shop or Ceramic Coating Supplier....Branding is one of the most important aspects to growth. However many detailers don’t take it serious and their biz struggles to make it to the next level. I wanted to take a brief moment to help some detailers stop and look at their brand and see where and how they can grow it.
Time is the most valuable asset we have. We always need more and we can always save more time. The technology behind Alexa and how we can order food, products, etc. saves us a tremendous amount of time. In the same way that technology is saving us time what can save us time when we are doing a detail... especially paint correction.
Really enjoyed this discussion with DJ from Eco Green. So fun seeing this guy grow his detailing business and so we talk about why he chose waterless vs traditional washing, his business mistakes, what he has learned, why he is apart of the IDA and why he stopped using a big brand coating company.
Have a great discussion with June Joe’s on how to detail at a dealership we also discussed multiple things that people assume about detailing at a dealership. You can find June at dealershipDetailing Podcast.com or find us on Instagram Totalautosolutions or nextlevelcoatings.store