BankWest in Mitchell and First District Development Company teamed up to put together a financing package for Perfect Touch Auto Detailing in Mitchell, who constructed a new building. Perfect Touch Auto Detailing is owned by Josh and Rachel Gebel and operated by Josh. By utilizing an SBA 504 loan, the Gebel’s were able to take advantage of SBA’s historically low fixed interest rates.
Josh Gebel started Perfect Touch Auto Detailing in 2007, originally operating out of a rental space in Mitchell. Prior to 2007, Josh worked at an auto dealership in Mitchell for several years where his job duties included auto detailing. After Perfect Touch had been in business for a couple of years it was obvious to Josh the only limitation to his business was the size of the facility he was operating out of. With the business growing steadily and a great offer on land ideally located on the by-pass, it was apparent to Josh a new building was in order.
Since moving into its new location, not only have Josh and Rachel Gebel been able to begin building equity in the real estate they purchased, but Perfect Touch Auto Detailing has experienced several positive changes as well. The additional 2,500 square feet has allowed the Perfect Touch team to work much more efficiently. Josh and his employees now have room to keep all of their supplies and tools right with them as they work on a vehicle, as opposed to before when they had to make several trips to the supply and tool area. At the new shop there is plenty of space to designate certain areas for individual tasks within the process of detailing vehicles and farm equipment. In their prior facility, the washing station was near vehicles that had already been washed, which meant, more than likely, the clean vehicles would get dirty again.
In addition to increased efficiency, Perfect Touch’s new building also allows work to be done on large pieces of farm equipment year round. At the old shop this was not a possibility because it didn’t have the tall garage doors and large indoor work space Perfect Touch has now.
The new shop is also much better located for Perfect Touch than the rented shop, which was in a residential area. Located on the by–pass amongst several commercial businesses, including implement dealers, the new shop is convenient for tractors and combines to access. The new location is also highly visible and convenient for residents and businesses.
Perfect Touch Auto Detailing offers a variety of services including: wash and vacuum, full detail, exterior detail, or interior detail on trucks, SUV’s, vans, cars, boats, and commercial vehicles; fabric protection; risk free polish system; and clay bar paint. In addition they also have auto accessories for sale including: cattle guards, step bars, vent visors, splash guards, running boards, chrome rocker panels, Husky liners, grille inserts, bed covers, and many more items.
First District Development Company enjoyed working with BankWest on this project and wish Josh and Rachel Gebel many more years of success with Perfect Touch Auto Body Detailing.