Total loan: $8,500


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San Diego, CA, United States / Services

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A loan helped to take courses at an auto detailing training school so that he can expand his offered services.

Marcus's story

Marcus grew up around cars and has been working on them since he was 15 years old with his dad who bought and sold custom restored cars. When Marcus moved to San Diego, he worked at various car dealerships doing detailing and maintenance. He eventually ended up in a job doing building maintenance in a high rise. One day when he came to work, he saw that the building had added an auto detailing service for its employees. Marcus told himself, “I could do that,” sparking a business idea that better fit his talents and experiences. He eventually started Trophy Auto Spa, a full-service mechanic and detailing auto shop. Though starting at a storefront facility, his eventual goal is to acquire contracts with local companies to provide mobile detailing services for their employees. Marcus seeks to distinguish himself from his competitors through offering top quality service with integrity. Though still fairly new, Trophy Auto Spa already has rave reviews, with satisfied clients posting positive reviews on Yelp and spreading the word about Trophy Auto Spa. This Kiva loan of $8,500 will enable Marcus to take courses at an auto detailing training school so that he can expand his services to include painless dent removal, windshield repair, window tinting and wheel recoating and restoration. In the future, Marcus hopes to expand into a larger facility. He would also like to train more employees and take over the auto detailing services offered at the office buildings in the area. Check them out on the web at: http://www.trophyautospa.com