New auto repair business in Eastside Franklin Park is all about family – Flintside

FLINT, Michigan — I first met Nick Dias and his spouse Marie A pair of weeks in the past As quickly as they have been taking possession Of What’s now The mannequin new location of their enterprise at 915 S. Franklin Avenue, between Kansas Avenue and Longway Boulevard. 

Nick, 42, is a youthful man with sleeves up each arms, ink on his neck, and plugs in each ear lobes. He has A quick smile And An straightforward method and is A very good particular person. He spent 15 years as a chef, However the prolonged hours and hectic schedule Weren’t conducive to the household life he needed, so he started wanting round for completely diffelease profession decisions.

He likes to tinker with issues, take them aside, see how they work, restore them, and put them again collectively, so he thought auto restore Might be A great match. He checked out The sector, enrolled Inside the Baker School program, earned his affiliate’s diploma As properly as to ASE and State of Michigan Certification, and has been a full-service mechanic for 12 years. 

He beforehand labored for Magpie Oil Change in Burton For two years After which Dewey’s Auto Center in Fenton for 10 years. Dewey’s is the place he and Marie met  — she was the schedule and biller there, and now she performs These self similar features at Nick’s Storage, making it actually a household enterprise.

Nick and Marie had a thriving enterprise Inside their earlier location, the place They’ve been for almost two years, However the constructing was a “make do” state of affairs till They might Uncover A spot extra relevant to their wants. Their lease was expiring quickly They typically had been Eager to get Proper into a constructing of Their very personal, and the spot in Eastside Franklin Park has confirmed to be A great selection for them and for the neighborhood.

Although they have a youthful household (Skyler, 16, Primary, 13, and Lydia, 7) That they had been transforming their new location Inside the evenings and on the weekends with a objective of being moved in by September. The new construction is white with brightly coloured trim and has two bays, which Shall be Greater than enough for Nick to work his magic on the automobiles in our space as He is licensed to do every thing besides physique work and glass.

Finally Nick intends To lease one or two extra mechanics To curlease The world with A faster turnround on restores. 

“We worth our clients, they know we stand behind our work and deal with everyphysique right,”  Nick Dias said. “Our clients notion us And curleases us An excellent deal of ‘phrase of mouth’ commercial which is Nearly as good As a Outcome of it will get.”

Nick’s Storage is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. They’re typically reached at (810) 730-8703.