Hi all.... I am Ryan, soon to be a Pro dealer in the northern Delaware area, looking forward to learning from and contributing to this forum.
A little bit about me.... I LOVE cars and detailing, always have, long before I could drive. Keeping my parents cars looking good, or at least I thought so. But, being a kid, pre-internet days, not knowing much, I always ended up with tired arms, packing every crack, edge, and emblem, with whatever product my dad grabbed off the parts store shelf. Wanting nothing but a new Dewalt rotary buffer for my birthday (still have!).
Years pass, almost every job I have had has been car related. Staring as a parts delivery driver moving to counter person during high school. Doing custom car audio after school, eventually going to trade school for auto mechanics. 20+ Years working in the dealership world, can wear on a person. The dealership environment and managers are not what it used to be. I needed a change!
Moved onto a restoration shop (Porsche), it rejuvenated my love and passion for cars. Quality work, attention to detail, and anything performance related, is much better then the dealership world. Having been a long time weekend warrior with the detailing. I would be tasked with wet sanding, cutting and buffing on fresh paint jobs. Or paint correction on original pain/non respray cars. Working on 6-7 figure cars was cool too!!! But, the owner of the shop was..... Putting it nice..... The biggest ass I have ever known!!! I met some good co-workers and customers and was able to build a relationship with them, testing the waters on opening my own shop.
So.... a year and a half ago, I opened the doors to my own place. Sharing the space with a long time Porsche expert, who restores, maintains, and shows some of the coolest racecars!! I keep the cars looking good. It also helps get my name out there, when we take the cars on the road to different, national shows. Even winning some prestigious awards.