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Tay’s Auto Detailing


June 2022


Setting New Standards in Auto Detailing with Affordable, Convenient, and Quality Services.

Shine Bright with Tay’s Auto Detailing:

In the heart of Indiana, Taylor Burnett is driving change with Tay’s Auto Detailing, a mobile auto restoration company committed to delivering top-notch car care services with convenience and affordability at its core. Armed with a diverse skill set honed through years of academic pursuit and professional experience, Taylor’s passion for cars and dedication to customer satisfaction shine through in every detail.

Tay’s Auto Detailing offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of car owners. From car washes to ceramic coatings, paint corrections to interior cleanings, headlight restorations to window tinting. Taylor’s expertise ensures that every vehicle receives the attention it deserves. More than just restoring cars, Tay’s Auto Detailing sells time and peace of mind, allowing busy individuals to focus on what matters most while their vehicles receive expert care.

Taylor’s target also include engaging with her community, offering free car washes events for low income Fort Wayne families who are in need of a car wash, as well as sponsoring a local women softball team.

Since its inception, Tay’s Auto Detailing has made remarkable strides, generating over $16,000 in revenue and servicing over 400 vehicles across 26 cities in Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. With a growing social media presence, Taylor envisions scaling the business over the next 3 to 5 years, expanding the team of detailers and acquiring work vans to enhance operational efficiency.

If awarded the $1,000 grant, Taylor plans to invest in a 2017 Ford Transit Connect Van, enabling greater mobility and capacity to serve customers in more areas with enhanced equipment. Additionally, Taylor is fortunate to have the guidance of Rosalina Perez from the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, who provides invaluable support in navigating the path to success and accessing essential resources for business growth.

As Tay’s Auto Detailing continues to shine in the automotive industry, Taylor Burnett remains steadfast in her commitment to delivering excellence, one vehicle at a time. With a vision to become more deeply ingrained in the community and set new standards for mobile auto restoration services, Tay’s Auto Detailing is poised to leave a lasting impression on car owners across the region.

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