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RALEIGH, N.C. — The owner of Men at Work Car Care Center, Mike Phillips, not only wants to help clean cars, but also to clean up the community, according to The Republic.
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In 2011, the wash moved into a part of the area that many remember for drugs, theft and crime, stated the article. The goal of the wash is to show the youth that hard work is the way to succeed.
Phillips began in the carwash business 25 years ago, upon being released from prison for drug conviction. "I changed from hustlin' drugs to hustlin' carwashes," he said. Hiring ex-cons is part of the business strategy, Phillips continued, to give them a chance at a quality life.
An additional business, a barbershop, was opened by Phillips in November of last year. Both the wash and barber shop have a service-with-a-smile mentality, states the article.
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"We have transformed a major artery in our city through just [a] barbershop and carwash. I call that amazing," he said. "There's nothing like change."
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