ALL ABOUT ONSITE DETAIL
ONSITE DETAIL: MORE THAN JUST A DETAILING SERVICE
Onsite Detail came to fruition in late 2005 after founder Cameron Morgan saw a void in the market for a quality mobile detailing service in the greater Salt Lake area. Over the next few years he built a solid client base and built the business up to two fully self contained mobile detailing vans and some detailers. One of which was current owner and Cameron’s brother in-law, Chris Blaisdell. In 2009 Cameron approached Chris to buy the business and take it over. Chris says this, “When Cameron first approached my wife and I to buy Onsite Detail, we almost immediately said no. At that time the economy was slow and it seemed like detailing was a luxury service that many people had cut from their budget. We did not like the idea of taking on something that could potentially flop but we also realized the potential. A little time went by and the more we discussed it we realized we did not have much to lose. We had no kids, we didn’t own a home and we were living with my in-laws. I was working a full-time job with health benefits and another part time job to pay the bills. So we decided to go for it. We realized that the challenge would be tough but thought it would be a good opportunity and experience.” After taking over the business a few changes were made and the business continued to grow and today the company has 5 fully self contained mobile detailing vans an office and a shop based in Murray, Utah in Salt Lake County.
Onsite Detail offers a variety of services, both to customers at their locations and at the shop. Detailing cars is not the only thing they do. Onsite Detail also cleans, restores and protects boats, RVs, semi-trucks, airplanes, etc. They have the ability to service fleets with hundreds of vehicles as well with regular maintenance washing and detailing. They also can provide services for special events, car shows, display vehicles, vehicle detailing for filming, dealership detailing, etc. With extensive experience in all of these detailing categories, Onsite Detail stands alone as Utah’s best resource for all of your detailing needs.
Onsite Detail provides more than just detailing but an overall gratifying experience of ease and satisfaction.
MORE ABOUT THE OWNER: CHRIS BLAISDELL, CD-SV
Chris shares his first experience with detailing and how it was a shock but also helped him start his passion for detailing. “My first job in training we went out to do an interior detail on a mini van. Yes, a mini van. For anyone who has detailed a mini van you know they have the tendency to be a little dirtier than the usual car. Anyway we showed up the house and the lady told us she had not cleaned the van in three years. She used the van to carpool kids. Two of us spent 6 hours plus cleaning it out and getting it detailed. We found all sorts of treasures… fried chicken stuffed in between the seats, old pizza, etc. Although this was pretty gross and a shock to me it really helped me experience the satisfaction that detailing can bring when taking a vehicle from something trashed and beat up to a vehicle that makes the owner, and others say “Wow!”. ”
Over the years Chris was trained in all aspects of detailing from interior to exterior work and fined tuned his skills. He not only was able to increase his knowledge of detailing but was able to build up Onsite Detail with the constant help from his wife Michelle to what it has become today. Chris is a Certified Operator through the International Detailing Association. He continues to educate himself, improve his skills and has become a CD-SV Detailer (Certified Detailer-Skills Validated) with goals set to become a recognized trainer of the IDA.
Outside of the detailing and the business world, Chris is a family man. He says, “My family is everything to me and the reason I do what I do in my career. They are the motivation to improve and continue to learn and grow. Honestly whatever I achieve in the detailing world is great, as long as it does not take away from me being the best father and husband I can be and as long as it gives them the stability and opportunities in life that they deserve.”
Chris also often describes that running Onsite Detail is not about becoming “rich” but more about providing his employees with good jobs that they enjoy, where they are treated well and can take care of themselves and their families. As far as he is concerned his employees and their families are an extension to his.
Chris strives to provide an experience for his customers, rather than just a great detail. Chris said, “Every customer deserves our praise as they are helping us take care of our families and giving us the chance to give opportunities to others. We look forward to serving each customer and to making sure they are taken care of. We are not a company that is here one day and gone the next. We’ve been serving Utah for over 12 years now and we intend to continue to do so for many, many years to come.”