I appreciate the opportunity to make your vehicle look the way it was intended to look. I have had a passion for cars since I was a kid. It started with me helping my dad wax his cars. As a teen and young adult I was into muscle cars and, while my car might not have been the fastest, it was always the shiniest! Now, as an adult, it has turned into something that I enjoy very much!! I take a tremendous amount of pride in the work that I put into the care of your vehicle and I promise to take as much care with your car as I would my own. Today vehicles are continuously bombarded daily with things that do anything but help the appearance. Brake dust, fallout, road grime, love bugs, bird droppings…etc. All of these things, if left unchecked, will take the shine away from your vehicle and shorten the life of the paint. The detail service I provide, guards against such things. The care I take and the meticulous work I put into your vehicle will ensure your paint a longer life. The products I use are among the finest available. They will be hand-picked for your specific paint type and color. If I am fortunate enough to detail more than one of your cars I may use a completely different method and product for your other vehicles. I promise to do my best to make your vehicle to look better than new!
Who we are
It all started when I was a young man, 17 years old, and fresh to Florida. My father owned a detailing operation that serviced the multitude of wholesale auto auctions in South West Florida. As soon as I was off the plane from Pennsylvania, I found myself detailing the interior of vehicle. Now, detailing wholesale vehicles is nothing like the everyday mobile detailers you see around town. I was trained to be an expert. I was trained to take an old trade in vehicle and fool used car dealers with trained eyes into believing it was new. Trust me, this is not an easy task, but by the time I was 19, I perfected it.
Luckily, my training didn’t stop there. Neighboring our detail shop was an auto painter I consider to be the finest to this day. He walked by as I was wet sanding a vehicle and paused to observe my technique. He asked if I would like some tips. And as he watched me use his instruction each day, he offered more. When I was able to repair the very worst of exterior paint issues, he would stroll by, smile, and give nods of approval. I’m eternally grateful and would like to say to the world, “Thanks Rick Cook!”
Like most first timers to Florida, I moved back to my home state to cure home sickness. I immediately got a job at Adcock Brothers, the largest operation affiliated with the Manheim Auto Auction. Even though I was an expert in both interior and exteriors, Adcock positioned me solely on exterior work. This was actually considered a prestigious position within the company reserved for seasoned employees since it didn’t require the bending and twisting demanded inside a car. I completed hundreds and hundreds of vehicles. I literally buffed and sanded every type of vehicle imaginable. My experience and abilities grew fantastically. I loved my job and if winter didn’t happen in Pennsylvania, I might still be there. Unfortunately, detailing isn’t fun in the snow.
So I moved back and hooked up with a local mobile detail operation. I was shocked by the contrast in quality provided by the mobile detailing industry. I was trained to make cars look show room perfect while the auto detailing industry would just spray on tire dressing and call it a day. Even though the standards were low, I stayed true to my training and provided high end work. During my employment, I developed a following of faithful customers each referring me to new customers. After three and a half years and the encouragement of my business minded family, I decided to go off on my own.
On February, 16 2002, Meticulous Mobile was born. Those early days were tough. When I left my previous company, I also left my vehicle, supplies and customers. I had no choice but to work from the trunk of my Lincoln Mark VII and give away my services to mechanics, painters, and condominium concierge to prove my work in the hopes of referrals. Eight years later, the efforts have paid off. I have a great customer base, work with the most exclusive vehicles, and find that I’m the guys with answers for tough projects from my peers.
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Affordable Commercial & Residential Detailing Service
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