Wash shoe shiner worried service becoming a ‘lost art’ - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Wash shoe shiner worried service becoming a ‘lost art’

DALLAS — Jim Edwards has been shining shoes since the early 1980s in California and Texas.

DALLAS — Jim Edwards, 74, leases a spot in Vintage Car Wash to shine shoes, DallasNews.com reported.

The Jan. 18 story stated that Edwards has been shining shoes since the early 1980s in California and Texas. Today, a typical shoeshine will cost a customer $7 to $9 and will take five to seven minutes.

Cold ice, hot profits

Edwards uses a chair that is jacked up so he can work on the shoes without straining. He keeps a newspaper nearby so customers can catch up on the day’s news and sports scores.

For many reasons, Edwards worries that shining shoes will become a lost art. “You know, it’s a different age,” he said in the story. “People want money. Most people have the wrong attitude. They probably think shining shoes is the lowest you ought to go, but it’s all in the way you think about things. Some may think this is not a pretty job. It’s not being a doctor, a lawyer or professional.”

Chain looks to replace 30-year-old multi-profit site

“What you do with your hands, you do it because you like the way it’s done,” he continued in the story. “You like to step back and look at what you’ve changed. I take pride in what I do. If that’s there, then you’re gonna do your best.”

Read the entire article here.

You May Also Like

Quick Quack Car Wash honored as a best led company in 2024

ROCKLIN, Calif. — Quick Quack Car Wash received a Glassdoor award honoring exceptional senior leadership at the company.

ROCKLIN, Calif. — Quick Quack Car Wash has been named a winner of Glassdoor’s inaugural award for Best-Led Companies 2024 in the United States, stated a press release.

This award honors companies with exceptional senior leadership teams that go above and beyond to redefine the employee experience.

PRT launches 59 new complete strut assemblies to North America

BUFORD, Ga. — The new items represent nearly 12 million vehicles in new coverage and extend the PRT portfolio in North American aftermarket.

prt-59-new-products-feature
Sud Stop launches first location with $5 premium plans

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Sud Stop Car Wash brand has sights on more than 30 express carwash locations across the Southeast United States.

sud-stop-feature
Mammoth Holdings opens Today’s Car Wash

HEWITT, Texas — This is the eighth site under the Today’s Car Wash brand and represents Mammoth’s goal of reaching 500 sites nationwide.

mammoth holdings logo
Metro Express Car Wash CEO’s influential recognition

BOISE, Idaho — Bill Martin was honored as a CEO of Influence for his 50 years of dedication and innovation in the carwash industry.

metro-ceo

Other Posts

NYSCWA spring tour covers many bases

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. — The New York State Car Wash Association spent a day touring three unique washes in New York.

carwash-generic
Spotless Brands expands to start 2024

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Spotless Brands sets aggressive growth with new locations open in 2024’s first quarter.

Summit Wash Holdings announces $200M+ growth investment 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The carwash company is committed to strategic growth opportunities in existing markets.

National Carwash Solutions announces new CCO

GRIMES, Iowa — The new NCS CCO will leverage extensive experience in engineered products markets to enhance sales and marketing strategies.

ncs-logo-feature