Jul 2023

Ep 18 - Aaron Allred: The journey from firefighter to auto detailing entrepreneur

Hollywood Detail is an auto detailing service located in Northport, Alabama. Founded by Aaron Allred, the company started as a side gig to help pay off his mother’s medical bills, but quickly grew into a successful business. Despite facing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aaron adapted by turning his business into a mobile operation, traveling all around Alabama to serve his customers. Aaron’s ultimate goal is to build a strong team that can run the business, allowing him to teach others and potentially start additional detail shops.

About the Business


“Don’t worry about what’s going on around you or what somebody else is doing. Focus on what you do and what you do best and just refine it.”

1. Aaron Allred started his auto detailing business, Hollywood Detail, as a side job to help pay for his mother’s medical bills. 2. Hollywood Detail experienced rapid growth, with Aaron going from doing a few details on the weekends to servicing over 1,000 cars in a year. 3. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Hollywood Detail had to adapt by becoming mobile and traveling to customers’ locations to continue providing services. 4. The business saw a drop in customers during the initial lockdown period, but eventually picked up again as people sought out mobile services. 5. Aaron credits the success of his business to word of mouth and having a strong online presence, including a website and social media presence. He believes in letting his work speak for itself and focusing on providing quality service rather than traditional advertising methods.


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