The Urstory Documentary Series is another example of the Urable Team raising the professional standard of the industry by showcasing the entrepreneurs behind the featured businesses. People do business with people, and we are putting a human face on the businesses we chronicle in this series. It’s also a chance for these entrepreneurs to share their Urable experiences with others in the industry to show them what’s possible.
May 25, 2023
Urstory #29 – G Force Films
There are industry veterans and then there are legends, Sylvia Farrow is definitely the latter. From humble beginnings, she's managed to raise a family and run her own business for 40 years! She started laying PPF 20 years ago and turned G Force Films into a regional powerhouse in Savannah, GA. She's also changed the trajectory of her family and inspired countless others to reach for something better. She's a role model in life and business. Enjoy a small glimpse into this extraordinary woman.
May 25, 2023
Urstory #28 – Atlanta Ceramic Coating and Paint Protection Film
Evan Morris is the owner of Atlanta Ceramic Coating and Paint Protection Film in Alpharetta, GA. Starting as a mobile detailing business, it has evolved over 14 years into what it is today. The one thing that never changed is the focus on quality over quantity. That quality focus is evident in his personal life too. With 3 kids and a thriving business, it's easy to lose your work/life balance. Evan is a great example that you can have it all!
April 23, 2023
Urstory #27 – Crush Customs
Inspiring, charismatic, intelligent, poised, caring, professional, genuine and talented are just a few of the adjectives that come to mind when I think of Chelsea Allen. We had the amazing opportunity to spend a few days with Chelsea, her team and her family. In this Fireside episode with Grant, we had the opportunity to dig deeper into Chelsea's story and the admiration we all had for this powerhouse of a human, only grew stronger. Not only did she invite us into her beautiful home, she cooked us a homemade dinner! I hope everyone takes the time to watch or listen to this Urstory. It is relatable for everyone and full of pearls of wisdom from someone who has walked the path.
April 23, 2023
Urstory #26 – Glory Elite Detailing
Stepping away from the financial security of the daily grind to pursue your own path is not easy. Many of us have been to that place, but few take the steps to make it happen. Doing it solely for the money is generally a recipe for failure as an entrepreneur. The financial freedom should be a byproduct of the passion and integrity you put into your brand and the customer experiences you create. Jeff and Nicci Jones are the personification of this. And now, they are creating a family legacy business that can grow and evolve with a broader perspective provided by their kids. Enjoy getting know Jeff and Nicci and draw inspiration from their supportive marriage and faith in God.
January 23, 2023
Urstory #25 – Monarch Car Care
There are a lot of ways to approach life and work. David Haskin, the owner and operator of Monarch Car Care in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he's run his own business for 20 years! Like any long term enterprise, there have been many ups and downs, but with a steady focus on work/life balance, he and his wife managed to keep the family tight. We can all agree that running your own business is challenging. But for many, the stress is all consuming and personal relationships suffer. Sit back and listen to how David managed his personal life as a business owner.
November 29, 2022
Urstory #24 – XTREME Detailing
Heading into the holiday season seems like a fitting time to spread some inspiration. Here is the in-depth discussion with Jeff Davis. He started XTREME Detailing after first building a carwash operation as part of a program for foster and disadvantaged kids. I can't express in strong enough terms how impressive Jeff is as a leader and role model within his community. He has transformed his life from being on the streets to commanding the boardroom. We are honored to share Jeff's entrepreneurial journey and hope others are inspired by his powerful message.
October 25, 2022
Urstory #23 – Extreme Colors Auto Spa
Doug Payne and his team at Extreme Colors Auto Spa of Greenville have worked hard for many years to achieve their success. Like most entrepreneurial journeys, Doug's had some ups and downs along the way. But with the love and support of his family and his unwavering faith, he forged ahead to create a top tier business in the detailing and PPF industry. Enjoy listening to Doug's story and find inspiration in his focus on work/life balance and how he takes advantage of consolidated business expenses to support his passions.
October 3, 2022
Urstory #22 – Red Clay Detailing
Yasir Waqaar may run a small business (Red Clay Detailing) but he makes a big impact. He is a role model for many in the detailing industry and goes about it in his own quiet and unassuming way. He exemplifies what it means to be an entrepreneur and has an unstoppable work ethic forged during his years as a US Marine. He's earned his spot on some of the most elite detailing teams in the country and has had the privilege of working on Air Force One and other historically significant WWII aircraft. He's a consummate professional who delivers exceptional customer service, shares his knowledge for the benefit of others in training programs but also seeks to improve himself through continual education. His roots run deep in GA, and specifically in Atlanta. If you live in Atlanta and don't know Yasir, chances are good that you know some of his extended family, as they reach into the thousands! Enjoy getting to hear how Yasir grew into the man he is today and what he hopes for his children in the future.
August 22, 2022
Urstory #21 – Next Level Detailing
Sometimes a career finds you...if you're paying attention! Rodd Thayer of Next Level Detailing is a perfect example. He found himself in an unfulfilling job but it turned out to be the catalyst for a change in direction. The same can be said for significant illness. That is when the value of family really comes into play. With the phenomenal help from his niece, Bethany Lucia, and the training and support of The Detail Mafia, they've grown NLD into a thriving business offering both mobile and in shop jobs. The controlled environment of the shop enables the team to offer high level paint correction, ceramic coating and PPF services. It's nice to know that convenience and specialization can co-exist when the business is managed well.
August 5, 2022
Urstory #20 – North Atlanta Custom Detail
Perspective is a powerful teacher, but it takes a reflective person to learn from it. AJ Zurzolo faced immense challenges at a young age but he's allowed those experiences to mold him into the man he is today. The warm hearts of another family helped him through extended parental illnesses and changed the trajectory of his life. He now has a humbleness grounded in faith and a huge appreciation for the people that invested in him as a person. This has influenced his approach to life and drives his sense of service and charity for others. He is an inspiration for all young people and shows what is possible when you're willing to recognize, reflect, appreciate and internalize the life experiences you are presented with. He is someone to watch in the detailing industry and admire as a person.