Squeaky Clean — Westport’s student-owned car detailing service — is back for a 3rd summer. Showing their entrepreneurial bones, founders Max Reznik and Dylan Bobrow have added a few twists.
Dylan Bobrow, Max Reznik and a Squeaky Clean car.
They’ll bring equipment to local offices and stores. Employees and customers can get their cars detailed while they work or shop — for a discounted price. They invite interested companies to contact them for (ahem) details.
They’re organizing a promotion to raise money to help prevent colon cancer. They need a parking lot for quick details and car washes. If you’ve got one, let them know.
Max and Dylan are looking for franchisees — and part-time employees. Again, give a yell.
Squeaky Clean still does house calls. Returning customers get a 10% discount.
And — oh yes — they now detail boats.
Squeaky Clean promises a lot. But they work hard. And they deliver.
Max and Dylan didn’t get to the top of Westport’s summer-job heap by forgetting about all the little details.
A year ago, soon-to-be Staples graduates Dylan Bobrow and Max Reznik wanted a summer job. The critera: make decent money, be outdoors and have flexible hours. They started a car detailing business — “Squeaky Clean” — and achieved their goals.
This summer — as students everywhere scramble to find any job at all — Squeaky Clean begins its second year. Thanks to lessons learned last year, and at Lehigh University, Dylan and Max sit as pretty as the cars they clean.
Their hard work and attention to “detail” last summer served them well. Customer satisfaction was high; word-of-mouth strong. Clients liked seeing 2 teenagers start their own business and perform manual labor. One customer compared them to her own Xbox-obsessed 20-year-old son.
At Lehigh, Max took a leadership role in a class in which students started their own business. Drawing on that experience, the current economy and their own experience last summer, Max and Dylan devised a lower pricing structure for this year.
The 19-year-olds think about Squeaky Clean all year long. They were named Thalheimer Fellows in a young entrepreneurship contest, and won a grant to expand.
That was encouraging. So was the reaction of a 1980s Mercedes owner: She cried. Her father passed the car on to her, she said — and she’d never seen it look so good.
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