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Paying attention to detail with Jordan Lee of Jordan’s Pristine Detailing

FLINT, Michigan — Some people know their calling in life. They navigate life with certainty, louder than a siren. However, for others, dreams, goals, and aspirations are like the sweet music of an ice cream truck five blocks away that has yet to turn the corner. That’s what happened with Flint native Jordan Lee.

Lee is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and Marine Corps member who established his auto detailing company, Jordan’s Pristine Detailing. He prides himself on meticulous attention to detail, professionalism, and stellar execution for every vehicle he services.

Alongside his entrepreneurship, Lee just finished his training to work as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and is consistently searching for new ways to grow and evolve. According to Lee’s customers, he has the potential to be a staple in the Flint community and an inspiration to new business owners locally.

From only charging people $5 to build his clientele to officially establishing his business with a starting cost of $300, Lee’s dedication and discipline mitigated the impact of every obstacle that stood before him. He recently spoke to Flintside about how hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude are the key components to making a business dream a reality.

Jordan Lee.
Flintside: What is your definition of a good-quality auto detail?

Jordan Lee: “To me, it’s spotless, no crumbs, and no little white specks. It has to be spotless.”

Flintside: How do you balance your business and personal life?

J. Lee: “It may not be a good thing to say but I kinda don’t balance it. I’m at the point where I’m trying to focus on work and then I know the free time will come later.”

Flintside: During the wintertime, is business as slow as we think it is?

J. Lee: “In Michigan, [in the wintertime] I’m focused on saving my money so that in the summertime, I can come back and be better off. But if I had a building, it would still be good.”

Flintside: Do you have a dream assignment or contract, like a dealership or a mansion with a fleet of cars?

J. Lee: “I try to focus more on regular people and trying to get within the community and let people know who I am, but if I can get a contract with the dealership and get that consistent money, that would be great, too.”

“I’ve always liked cars. I used to want to be a mechanic,” says Lee as he reflects on his childhood.
Flintside: Why did you use the word pristine in the name of your business?

J. Lee: “So, with the Marines, I learned what clean is. [Sergeants] would come through with a white glove and wipe the wheels on the rolling chair and say, “Nope, the room’s dirty,” cause the bottom of your rolling chair is dirty. If there was one hair in the room, you failed. Pristine stuck out to me because it captured that quality. [With me], you’re gonna get pristine detailing.”

Flintside: Have you ever had a dissatisfied customer?

J. Lee: “There was one lady. I was polishing her car, and then I messed up the paint. I took a big chunk out of it.  I told her I messed this up. I’m going to try to fix it first. If I can not, I’ll pay for it. I tried to fix it but it did not work. She got it repaired and I paid for it. It was easier on me to know that I did it and I can fix it rather than having to go through so many people and potentially being fired.”

Flintside: How important is it to you to have a foundation here in Flint for your business?

J. Lee: “I love Flint. I love my family. Growing up in Flint, I’ll say a good thing about moving out of Flint is once you get the chance to go away and come back, you see [circumstances], it’s not supposed to be like this. It can be different. I want to establish a good business [culture] in Flint so that other people can see money being made in Flint by somebody from Flint who cares about people. That’s why it’s important to me.”

For more information about Jordan's Pristine Detailing such as pricing, before-and-after photos, and testimonials, visit his website or call/text (947) 622-4194. Also, find and follow him on Facebook
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