Clean Cars of Washington's staff whittles dirt-encrusted cars back down to their clean, fresh-from-the-factory state during 15–35-minute bath appointments. Technicians first wipe muck and mire from the frame's surface, scrubbing every inch until the vehicle looks as radiant as a just-married binary star. Next, they venture down to the tires to peel away layers of highway dust before dispatching vacuums to roam like K9 dogs through the interior, sniffing out crumbs, and leaving surfaces free of unwanted detritus. In an effort to dry off, exterior panels and trim snuggle up into the cleaners' soft chamois rags, which glide eloquently across the car leaving trails of shiny, postbath goose bumps in its wake.
When Gary Lockhart lost his job as an engineering technician, he took a bold step into a new industry: auto detailing. The Washington Business Journal profile of Lockhart and his enterprise, Finish'N Touch Mobile Wash & Detail Service, details his ups and downs, including the decision to move out of his shop and make his business fully mobile. This has allowed him to cater more closely to customer convenience, driving his fully equipped van to driveways and parking lots for fast hand washes or specialty services such as engine cleaning and window-tint removal. Much of his success has depended on word of mouth, with enthusiastic customers singing his praises to coworkers, neighbors, and dogs with learner's permits.
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Capitol Pedicabs' fleet of pedal-powered vehicles all boast headlights, taillights, and seat belts. Spawned from a passion for cycling and adventure, the eco-friendly pavement gondolas give visitors and locals alike the refreshment of open-air travel without the burden of pedaling themselves. Drivers work with you to arrange the itinerary of your prescient pedal dreams. Whiz past the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Constitution Gardens, or the local sights of your choice.
Fusing delicious Italian fare with bold coffee and delectable pastries, Tesoro treats the hungry populace of Edmonton to tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes from the confines of its sleek yet romantic eatery. The menu of bean-brewed beverages and authentic cuisine serves hungry stomachs with delicious cease-and-desist papers. Roasted chicken breast pollo pesto panini ($11.50) and spicy soppressata-topped calabrese pizza ($13) beg for caffeinated accompaniment, such as a caramel latte ($3.75) or macchiato ($2.25). During the warmer months, Tesoro invites patrons to sip their sultry beverages on an outdoor patio, presenting famished guests with relaxed dining options while educating the local lynx population on proper table etiquette.
Signature service: Premium waterless car wash and detail
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Waterless carcare products from Pop Up Car Wash franchise
Pro Tip: We hand-wash vehicles, so full details can take up 1.5 hours, depending on the size of the vehicle.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Our mini-detail package is very popular, as we clean the exterior and concentrate on interior areas that are usually hard to for people clean without the "right stuff." Our staff hand-washes the vehicle for a complete and thorough clean.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
One of our clients is a doctor, and one day he had some friends in town working with the U.S. Department of State?some heavy hitters?who caught him by surprise. He offered to pick them up for the evening, but realized that his dog made his car a wreck. He contacted us at 4 p.m. that day, explaining that he had to pick his friends up at 7 p.m. No problem for the Pop Up Team, as we took care of him by 6 p.m. to save his day.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Being flexible and being a part something that's good for the environment at the same time.