As the only surviving parent of my two daughters and tired of working at a dead end job that left me little time to spend with my wife April and my two children Kaleah and Attyana, I chose take control of my own time and life and opened shop in July of 2015. It just made sense to do what I have enjoyed doing since I was a kid and that was making cars shine. My passion and love for anything with wheels transfers to my love for detailing and my love for our clients.
I researched what everyone else was doing and saw the need for a detailer who understood a customers needs and would take the time to deliver something other than the bucket and sponge car wash. I knew our city needed a craftsman so whatever everyone else was doing I just did the opposite. I started out as a mobile detailer but quickly found that the elements were no place for a quality based true detail and moved my operation into my garage in December of 2015.
I quickly made some waves and established Art Of Detail as not another detail shop but a place that delivers quality service, solutions and results. Our customers became family and we built our business by word of mouth with zero advertising, just hard work and and a daily hustle.
In April of 2016 we moved to our Towner location and in July of 2017 moved to a larger facility at 5901 4th St NW. We haven't looked back since.
Since the beginning, I have placed a strong emphasis on developing my skills and making sure that the value I bring to the market is world-class. Education and training has and always will be important. You wouldn't trust your teeth to someone who learned how to be a Dentist on the internet would you? Then why trust your vehicle to a person with no formal training?
I am professionally and personally trained and mentored by the best in the industry. I take live monthly courses with the IDA and twice a week I participate in live training with The Detail Mafia. I travel to destinations like Big Bear, Las Vegas, and Florida to participate in education and hands on training to keep up with the latest technology and techniques by proven leaders in the detailing industry. I have been a featured speaker at Mobile Tech Expo as well as live webinar presentations with The Detailers Network and The Detail Mafia. I also hold classes at my shop quarterly for the public to learn proper care and maintenance of their vehicle.
Some of my certifications include, IDA Skills Validated, Detailing Success Business Success Certified, Detailing Success Technician Certified, Flex Polisher Certified, P&S Double Black Certified, Inspiration Ceramic Coating Certified, Headlight Restoration Certified, Glassparency Certified, HazMat Certified, as well as many other accomplishments that you will see when you walk through the door. I am also a "made man' in The Detail Mafia, one of the highest, if not the highest, honors in the industry.
This is all relevant when choosing a detailer and trusting them to deliver results. Your vehicle and trust along with my commitment on delivering long-term and real results that matter is my priority. I want to make choosing a detailer easy for you! By choosing Art Of Detail, you are choosing to raise your standards and expectations and not settle for mediocrity. That is my customer and that is why we set our standards high.
After five years of business and putting in the work with education, certifications, helping other detailers, making good things happen for other people and proving myself in this industry as an ambassador, I was offered a position with Optimum as their Western Regional Manager.
This was definitely unexpected and sudden. I have been an installer and have branded my name, my company and Opti-Coat together as the leading force in New Mexico for quality professional ceramic coatings. As unexpected as this was, it was a dream come true for me.
I have been granted the ability to not only help my community, the people I serve in my market, but also the ability to help other detailers succeed.
What an honor and a testament to the hard work, ambition, drive, and dedication to my craft, right? Here I am just a guy from Albuquerque who started a business to put food on the table and a home for my family, If a guy that grew up in the South Valley of Albuquerque and someone who never had much took what he had and made magic happen, then so can anyone.
Art Of Detail will still be offering the same level of excellence and I am still here working my craft as the owner and operator. I believe that with this position it will only push me to be better than ever and continue to grow in my professional career with Dr. G and the crew at OPT.