Dann and Yvan welcome Mack Gregory, Opti Coats new South Eastern Regional Manager and PPF guru to the Opti Family. He digs into some of the PPF info. Then we talk a little Facebook Marketing and starting up a detail business and success with Adam Huber of Adam Huber's Detailing in South Dakota.
We travel the Opti Planet to take you to Odense Denmark, with Morton Rasmussen, then to Staton Or with Ryan Hendrix!
Dann and Yvan talk about their recent training trips, both home and abroad. Then meet American Detailer page owner and owner of Perfection Custom Detailing Billy Baugus.
Dann and Yvan discuss the similarities and differences in fixed vs mobile detail operations. Each from the background of which they speak. Then we visit Sal, a midwestern detail force to be reckoned with!
Meet Greg Pautler one of the owners of Detailed Image and learn what goes on behind the scenes at a big online retailer. Then Don Bedfords interview from SEMA. Cant Say how much Ive enjoyed getting to know Don!
Dann and Yvan discuss how to properly wash your car with the products in the contest prize, a Deluxe Optimum Wash Kit. Just post your Porsche on FB and Instagram, use #porsche and #synergypodcast. Please share this podcast too. Then sit down with Joe Fernandez from Superior Shine in Covina Ca, Jim Kennedy from JK@ Detailing in Spokane Wa, David Fermani from HD Car Care Detroit Mi, and Kevin Song from Craft Detail in Dedham Ma. Kevin is also a PCA Member. Then MY interview with Vu Nguyen Executive Director from Porsche Club America
In this SEMA files, part 2, I sit down with Parker Richards from Ron Jones garage in Loveland Co, Micheal Cruz from Get in Detail, Paul Frasco and Vincent Macri, and Kevin Davis from Helper Brands. Auto detailing and car washing at its finest, enjoy!
SEMA 2016 is in the books. This is part 1 of many live in person interviews recorded from our booth at SEMA. We visit with Prentice St Clair from the IDA, Detail Billy Smith and his lovely wife Vandi Smith, Jose Fernandez, Chris Jankowski, Abe Carrnza, Michelle Davis and Andrea Shaffer from Team Sugar High, and Xavier Beltran. Recorded in stereo, sit back, close your eyes and you are right in the middle of the interview.
Dann and Yvan answer some listener questions, discuss this years SEMA, and some of Optimums new releases.
So you didn't get the invite to the Black Tie Awards ceremony for The Rebelle Rally, not to worry, I did. I take you to hear Michelle Davis and Andrea Shaffer, go up on the stage and accept their awards, and give some speeches! Then meet Debra Gorgos, editor for the Auto Detailing News. Hear about her recent expirience putting Opti Coat on her mini van with Yvan, and the time she interviewed a possible serial killer, at night, in the woods!
Learn the history of the polishing pads with David Patterson. From facial puffs to bar dice, to a shiny car! Then go behind the buffer with Toney Wilson from OCD in Ft Collins Co.
Dann and Yvan do a dual release podcast with Jimbo from the Auto Detailing Podcast. We discuss brand and turf war, working together, mighty men behind keyboards, trade shows, and other podcasts. Really, this one has a bit of everything.
In this episode Dann interviews Unicorn Detailer Joe Torbati. Get the inside scoop of this ultra successful high end detail/coating business located near the Tesla factory in Fremont California. Then meet Mr Andre Harvey, The Detail Guy, one of the newest members of the Optimum Family. Auto detailing, car wash, car care at its finest.
Dann and Yvan turn the tables on Mark Greene. After Dr G, Dann, and Yvan have been guests on Cars Yeah, we bring Mark onto the Optimum Synergy Podcast. Former CEO of Griots Garage, and host of Cars Yeah share some fun stories and insights into the detailing world. Then meet Andy Rogers owner of Attention to Detail. A man who has made success in small town, midwest America. Coat em if you got em!
Meet long time Optimum employee Roberto Esquivel, the man in charge of mixing the products at Optimum. Then we sit down with Andrea Schaffer and Michelle Davis from Team Sugar High.
Meet Alexander Dihn, owner of Alexander Production, alexander prod.com Alexander is the brain behind Joe Torbati's website and Dustin Wharton of Official California Detail. Then we go behind the buffer with Dustin, who bought my detailing business. Learn about small business, auto detailing, car wash, Opti Coat, investing, health, you name it, we will probably cover it!
Meet RL Villalon from Paradise tinting in Long Beach Ca. Learn some of the roots of window tint and Paint Protection Film. Then Mr Kevin song, talks about detailing, business partners, and multiple streams of revenue.
Dann and Yvan answer a few listener questions, then meet Peter Liebig, San Diego art and race car photographer, for insights on shooting cars, then go Behind the Buffer with Des Morris from Pride Detailing. All this and more in this 3 part extravaganza!
I sit down with Justin Wees VP Financial Advisor from Charles Schwab Mission Valley in San Diego. Justin sheds light on the different ways a small business owner can get on the right track for retirement. Learn the difference in 401k, SEP IRA, Individual IRA and ROTH. We also discuss different approaches and how Schwab can help get you set up.
Dann, Mehrdad, and Ron discuss marketing, my un mobile friendly website, grandpa Harris's one beer a year habit, defining success, and utilizing the resources around you. All this and a special guest appearance from Ava Zarifkar! , This show truly has it all!
Dann sits down with Yvan, Mohammad, Mohammed, and Faisal to discuss Yvans training, the Optimum line, and how the term dusty describes the weather in Saudi Arabia!
A Tax Pro Jeff Rosan clears up when to 1099 and employee, what is legal to write off, when to become an S Corp, and give some tips to avoid an audit. Then Fahad and I discuss our vast differences in business, uniforms, bathrooms or lack of, and yet how our results are the same... Shiny cars!
My first podcast with an interpreter! Meet Denis Korablev and interpreter Sergey Zalesov. We discuss business and marketing and where you can't wash your car! Then go behind the buffer with Scott Touch from Relentless Shine in San Antonio Texas.
Dann sits down with Fahad Ahmad from Robust Detailing in Napa Ca, and Mehrdad Zarifkar from eM Detailing in Iowa and Minnesota. Then go Behind the Buffer with new Opti Coat dealer Brian Prescott from Gear Head Detailing in Idaho.
Dann and Yvan visit with old hot rod detailer Don from his assisted living facility in Riverside Ca. We gave terminally ill Don a chance to share some of his stories from learning to shape metal as a kid, to tearing apart his brand new car to customize prior to the first payment being made. A true gentleman and wicked custom paint slayer, Don Bedford.