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First Class Detail offers vehicles special care in Granby

KATIE LOOBY
klooby@grandcountynews.com
Grand County, Colorado
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First Class Detail LLC in Granby will open its doors Friday ready to make dirty cars look and smell like new again.

“We’re going to offer full exterior and interior detail packages,” First Class Detail owner David Miller said. “There’s a big need for detailing.”

First Class is located across Agate Avenue from Maverick’s Grill in the former Pete’s 66 facility, which has been vacant for several years. First Class Detail is the first company in Grand County to specialize in automotive detailing.



First Class Detail’s Grand Opening is at noon Friday. KRKY and KCMV radio stations will broadcast live out of the shop. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. with Granby Chamber of Commerce members.

Free Mexican food is available from noon to 2 p.m. Door prizes include a vacation package to either Las Vegas or Lake Tahoe; an electric scooter; Ian’s Mountain Bakery is donating free pizzas; Maverick’s Grill will donate gift cards; and customers can also win free car washes or oil changes from the detail shop.



Many Granby businesses helped sponsor the live radio broadcast, Miller said.

“We’re here to serve people and to accommodate to people’s needs,” he said. “Our itch is more in the preventive maintenance area … We’re not mechanics.”

Miller has two full-time employees, and his dad, Don, is his consultant.

Although its legal name is First Class Detail, the sign will say First Class Automotive Center, because they will do more than detail. “To reflect our new services,” Miller added.

They will service fleet vehicles, boats, RVs, planes, automobiles, trucks and semi trucks. They have even cleaned logging trucks. They will offer “quick” oil changes and hand car washes and that take 15 to 20 minutes, he said.

First Class Detail is not a franchise, this is the first store but Miller hopes to expand. He is also remodeling the inside of the building, and will expand the depth of it to create more space. “(The) property is pretty deep so we’re going to take advantage of that,” he said.

He also plans to create a customer-friendly TV room for clients to wait in while their vehicles are getting serviced.

He will add new signage to the outside of the building. He plans to resurface and repaint it next year, and install an awning in the spring. He would also like to redo the parking lot to allow more public parking.

Customers enjoy bringing in vehicles that look and smell horrible, and come out looking like new again, Miller said. In one situation a car owner said his vehicle came out of the shop looking better than when it was delivered new to his home from a dealer, he said.

“They appreciate us saving them time,” Miller added.

Miller moved to Granby at the end of July after a customer recommended he move to the area because his services were needed. He was servicing clients in a white tent in the Country Ace Hardware parking lot from the end of July through September.

The Kansas City native was a car salesman for three months, until he figured out he didn’t like it. He has worked as a pastor at a church full-time for four year in Denver.

” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or klooby@grandcountynews.com.


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