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Driven Auto Detail has moved indoors!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mShu7, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    mShu7

    mShu7 [OP] Resident Detailer

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    As some of you know, last year was an extremely tough year for me personally. However, things have finally turned the corner with my personal life & my business as well. For 2009 I have transitioned from being mobile to a fixed location. My new shop is 1.5 miles from my house (25 minute walk, 5-minute bike ride) and it's right downtown Brownsburg on Main St. Everything about this shop is better than the one that fell through last fall, including the rent so I am pretty happy with it. I moved in March 1st and so far things are going ok. The first couple weeks I didn't have a sign so no one knew I was there, but since I've had my sign up, things have gotten busier. I LOVE working in the comforts of the indoors. This shop now allows me to work all year round, no matter the weather. Plus, it has already seemed to given me more credibility when it comes to talking to prospective clients. It seems as though people take me much more seriously when I tell them I have a shop as opposed to when I would tell people I was mobile. All in all, I think it's going to be a great change for my business. Here are some pics of the facility.

    The exterior (entrance door is on the right side of the building):
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    Interior:
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    Wash bay through doorway. Closed-door is bathroom.
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    Wash bay:
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    And finally, the upstairs loft:
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    And here is one of the first cars to come through. It's a brand new black 2009 Mercedes E350 4MATIC. I'll post more pics of it later on as the ones I took that day didn't turn out real well.

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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    Good luck with your new location. I would have you detail my truck if I was closer.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    missileman125fw

    missileman125fw Well-Known Member

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    The place looks great! Good job.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    tdm156

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    Looks great! Glad things have turned around!
     
  5. Apr 21, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Good luck.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    sapper987

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    Congrats Mike! After all you've been though it's amazing how positive of an attitude you've kept, it's really an inspiration. Your new shop looks great, I like the set up and you really do deserve this. If I'm ever up (or out I guess) your way I'll swing by. Congrats again.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    mShu7

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    Thank you guys for all your support. I truly appreciate it!
     
  8. Apr 24, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    harshest

    harshest I am the Sofa King

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    Looks like a nice set up. Think you can make the short 4 hour trip up 69 to Lansing to get my tuck. ha ha
     
  9. Apr 24, 2009 at 8:19 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    looks great man! congratulations!
     
  10. Apr 24, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    neontrail

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    WOW!!! That building is awesome! Looks PERFECT!!!

    Wish you the best!
     
  11. Apr 27, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    mShu7

    mShu7 [OP] Resident Detailer

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    Thanks, I really appreciate it guys!
     
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