JOE GRICE: OWNER/ OPERATOR
I am a Marine Corps and Iraq war veteran living in Milliken. I come from a Ford enthusiast family, which is where I got my love for cars. The vehicle in my logo is of my grandfather 1929 Model A, which I now own. I have always enjoyed bringing the brilliance back into a vehicle. This is why I started this business. I want to give my customers the same quality clean that I know they deserve.
You may be asking where I have gained the experience to provide the best car detailing ever. I served in Motor T when I was in the Marine Corps and had to learn all things vehicle. I built upon my knowledge when I entered numerous mustangs I owned into car shows. I even won first place in my second car show.
I have continued to build upon my knowledge by becoming a member of the International Detailing Association (IDA) and becoming a Certified Detailer (CD).
I look forward to you becoming a customer!
What is a Certified Detailer?
You're in good hands with an IDA Certified Detailer!
The IDA is dedicated to promoting excellence in the detailing industry. The IDA Certified Detailer (CD) is a great achievement and demonstrates a basic mastery of the knowledge and applied skills needed by the detailing professional. The CD certification is tangible evidence of a detailer's technical knowledge.
To become a Certified Detailer (Phase I), technicians must pass a series of 10 exams in these subject areas: Equipment, Chemicals, Glass, Interior Detailing, Leather, Paint Correction & Protection, Wheels & Tires, Prep Wash/Wash Bay, Detailing Terminology, and Safety & Compliance.
Upon successful completion of Phase I, a Certified Detailer can proceed to the next level of certification. Phase II Skills Validation (SV) testing demonstrates hands-on skills and in-person testing by an IDA Recognized Trainer (RT) in areas covered in the written exams: Wash Bay/Prep, Interior, Exterior Correction, and Finishing Steps.
All levels of Certified Detailers must complete detailing-related continuing education to maintain certification, so they are always staying up-to-date with the latest industry information and innovations.
What Is a Certified Detailer?, International Detailing Association, ida.informz.net/ida/pages/Certified_Detailer.
What can I expect from an IDA Certified Detailer?
IDA Certified Detailers have the skills and knowledge to take care of your investment!
When you see the red and black IDA Certified Detailer logo, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be detailed and serviced by a knowledgeable, professional detailer. IDA Certified Detailers have proven themselves to meet the high standards of service and knowledge set by the International Detailing Association. This means your vehicle will be serviced to its highest degree possible.
There are two levels of certifications that members can obtain through sets of testing. These certifications give tangible proof that the detailer holds proper technical knowledge and an understanding of the skills required to safely and properly detail your vehicle.
The Phase I certification requires members to demonstrate the understanding of knowledge needed to master the trade of auto detailing. Members are tested on detailing terminology, safety and compliance, understanding chemicals, wash & prep, interior detailing, paint correction, equipment, glass and trim, leather, and wheels & tires. Testers must score above an 80% in each area in order to obtain their certification.
The Phase II or Skills Validated certification can only be obtained after the Phase I is complete. This certification requires the detailer to properly perform multiple hands-on detailing procedures in front of an IDA Recognized Trainer. This test proves that not only does the detailer have the understanding of technical knowledge but also that they are capable of performing these services without help.
Once certified, members are required to continue their education in order to retain their certification. This ensures that all certified detailers are always on the leading edge of industry advancements.
“What Can I Expect from an IDA Certified Detailer?” What Can I Expect from a Certified Detailer?, International Detailing Association, ida.informz.net/ida/pages/Choose_Certified_Detailer.