Cleancar Detailing was established by its current owner, Larry Kehoe, in February 2009. We were also partners in the web-shop, cleancar.ie which started in June 2009 which complimented our detailing business nicely.
We quickly established an excellent reputation for the quality of our detailing work and our business went from strength to strength. The web-shop was also doing very well and grew nicely beside the detailing business.
We were the pioneers of detailing suppliers in Ireland. We were the first company in Ireland to stock Chemical Guys, Nanolex, Gtechniq, Dodo Juice, Autofinesse, Autobrite, Poorboys, as well as stocking some of the high-street brands such as Autoglym and we even had a brush with Meguires at one stage.
The shop grew rapidly and within three years we were having to reduce the hours spent detailing in order to meet the demand of the shop. By the end of the fourth year, the shop was taking up all of our time and while this was a great thing, detailing was our passion and we were missing it.
After 5 years in business, Larry and his business partner had different views on the direction of the online shop and both agreed to part ways and close the shop. In August 2014, the cleancar.ie shop closed its doors for the last time.
We slowly started getting back into the detailing side of things, concentrating on the type of work we wanted to be doing and building the detailing business back up slowly until towards the end of 2018 the decision was made to go back full time detailing, with the launch date set for January 2019.
We count ourselves extremely lucky that we can earn a crust from doing the thing that we love. Starting a business right at the beginning of a recession might seem like a crazy idea to some, but it was the best decision we ever made and we have enjoyed every minute of every car that we worked on.
We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to each and every one of you that we have worked with over the past 10 years and we are extremely excited to see what the next 10 years have in store for us.