Today we’d like to introduce you to Joey Sanchez.
Hi Joey, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Hello, and thank you for taking an interest in our story. My name is Joey Sanchez. I am 29 years old and Wolf’s Auto Detailing founder in Phoenix, Arizona. I come from hard-working parents who taught me how to deal with adversity. They taught me that anything worth having is worth the time invested. This stayed with me as I started working at the early age of 14. My work ethic was shaped by respectable people who showed me there is honor in a well-done job. Fast forward many years and many jobs later, I found myself at a crossroads. Should I continue to be a big fish in a small pond, or should I commit to myself and start a path to a real career? The decision was a simple one since I love a challenge.
After graduating from Universal Technical Institute in 2018, I felt accomplished, having already landed what I thought would be my “forever job” at a classic car restoration shop. Long story short, and 4 months later, I felt the toxic work environment heavy, despite receiving a two-dollar raise just before putting in my 2-week notice. The poor quality work and dishonest business etiquette around me were not worth any raise they could have ever given me.
I immediately started looking for work in my field and found a place I thought I could grow within. A local A/C parts and repair shop that its employees built. Here I learned a lot about not only the A/C business but also realized that knowing your value is invaluable. While I’m grateful for the lifelong friendships I made there, I started to feel trapped. I was working for someone who would never notice my work—a complete shame since there were only 6 employees. Once again, I find myself at a crossroads. Do I stay content working for a greedy business owner, or do I create my fortune? You guessed it. Wolfs Auto Detailing is born from an idea to make a living while showcasing my work ethic. One week after deciding I’m going to jump ship and start my own business, I once again put in the last 2-week notice I will ever give.
With the help of my very talented fiancee Maribel, I now had my dream logo manifested into a reality. With our trade name becoming official in Arizona, we were well on our way. We built our new work trailer a few long nights later and were ready for work. With all the bells and whistles, we hit the ground running with everything we needed to complete any detail that came our way.
My mission for Wolf’s Auto Detailing is to become a staple in the community by gaining the trust and support of Arizonans valley wide. In only 14 months, Wolf’s Auto Detailing is now a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited business. With 30+ 5-star Google reviews, we have become a trusted local source for any auto detailing needs in Phoenix.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
A smooth road is paved. My journey has been riding in a clapped-out Camaro on a dirt road with many bumps along the way. Human error, equipment failures, and personal conflict issues have stood in our way. Thankfully none of these obstacles have had enough power to derail us. One of my biggest struggles was getting out of my head and regaining the confidence I lost while working my soul away at my past jobs. I had to learn to put aside my insecurities to gain more business. Oh, and the generator giving up mid-job sucks bad as well!
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Wolf’s Auto Detailing was created with simplicity in mind. I’ve personally never had any of my vehicles detailed by anyone. One day I wanted to see what it would cost and ended up being put off by all the different “packages” and intensely busy websites—overwhelmingly deciding to do it myself. Having experienced this, I wanted to ensure that Wolf’s is user-friendly and convenient. We specialize in making your auto detailing experience convenient and easy. With 3 easy-to-read packages, we want to be the auto detailing equivalent to In N Out Burger. We offer convenience by providing our power source and deionized spot-free water. Whether at home or parked in an underground garage, Wolf’s Auto Detailing can get the job done. This sets us apart from the low-cost, low-quality “detailers” asking for YOUR water and power outlet.
So, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you before we go? How can they support you?
We would love to collaborate and work with members of our community. Please feel free to give us a call or message us anytime! (602)-563-9117
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