Route 62 Pro Detail located at 1031 Ripley Road in Ripley is a veteran owned professional detail shop opening on Saturday, Aug. 24.
Joshua Nelson and Joshua Scott are local veterans who have taken their entrepreneurship skills and put them to use through detailing vehicles. With Scott as the “operations guy,” Nelson pitches in on the business side, creating their partnership.
Nelson and Scott have been business partners for almost five years, with their first collaboration being Black Rifle Fireworks. They have set up a sales tent in Ripley for the past few Fourth of July celebrations.
Nelson said the idea for detailing vehicles came about when he was looking in to getting his vehicle professionally detailed.
“The people I did find that were somewhat doing what I wanted, there was a three week wait,” Nelson said.
That is when he realized the need for professional detailing in Jackson County. Nelson said there are a lot of car washes around, but nothing like the professional services he and his partner are offering.
They currently offer everything from a quick and simple hand wash and dry to a full interior detail including vacuum, wheels, and a hand wax.
In the near future, Nelson and Scott want to include paint correction and ceramic coating in the mix of professional services they provide.
Route 62 Pro Detail services are available for all types of vehicles including cars, trucks, four wheelers, side by sides, campers, horse trailers, enclosed trailers, and more.
With their location in the old Helen’s Amish Furniture building, they are hoping to branch out to do more with their detailing business as well as adding a coffee shop, selling their fireworks, offering workshops on basic upkeep and maintenance on vehicles, and other activities that could be done in the creek behind the shop, such as kayak rentals.
Nelson said there are many phases to what both he and Scott are hoping to be able to provide to the community and this is just the first phase.
“We saw a need,” Nelson said. “We are just trying to fill that.”
Route 62 Pro Detailing will be having their grand opening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Following that the business hours will be by appointment only.
For more information visit them on their website at route62prodetail.com, Facebook under Route 62 Pro Detail, e-mail Route62ProDetail@gmail.com, or call 304-377-7561.