Texas Car Detail owners Jaime and Maria Yepez opened their business in Dublin on Nov. 30, 2015 along with their three kids, Luna 17, Sol 14 and Orion 11 and according to Maria, things took off in the right direction fast.
Coming off a tragedy, they took a leap of faith, opened up and so far, it’s worked out very well, as Maria explains: “We started this business over two years ago. My husband had been working for a car dealer doing this kind of work for 10 years and one day he had a very bad accident.
“We were going through financial problems, bills started piling up and we prayed and prayed and God soon answered our prayers.”
She says they decided it was time Jaime started doing this on his own, so she and the children started helping him and trying to learn as much as they could about the car detailing business.
“We started detailing for car lots around the area from the back of our home,” Maria says. “We have a small shop, and thank God we started getting business pretty fast.
“We always say God will never give us more than what we can handle. He opened a door for us and after two years we started looking for a place in town because we were getting more business and couldn't find the right place.
“On October 1st we saw this place was for sale so we stopped by and called and we got the place. We worked hard on getting it ready to open up and so far it has been great. We are very happy and blessed with the community.”
Detailing a vehicle is, well, detailed. Maria says that steps for a complete detail include a wash, shampooing the carpets and seats, cleaning the dash, doors, console, cup holders, headliner, door pockets, doing a hand wax job on the vehicle, cleaning the windows inside and out, and sprucing up the tires and rims.
Asked what types of rides they work on, Maria replies, “We clean cars, SUVs, 18-wheelers, RVs, boats, tractors etc. We also do headlights restoration, buffing, waxing, aluminum and chrome polish, leather treatment and window tinting,” she says.
Maria left our interview with a thank you for all the support they have received. “We appreciate everybody's trust and opportunity to work with them. Thank you!”
Texas Car Detail is a member of the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce and is located at 216 N. Patrick St. in Dublin. They will do pick up and delivery in the area, by the way. Call 254-485-0368, or visit their Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/TXCarDetail where their price list and services are posted.