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How Launching Premier Changed My Life


Donte Wilburn was recently selected as Small Business Person of the Year for Indiana by the U.S. Small Business Administration! This amazing honor is a testament to Donte’s work ethic, dedication, and those that have imparted their wisdom and supported him along the way.

Read on to learn how Donte started his career and why Premier Auto Detailing & Wash is more than just a business.

Donte’s Story

If you ask Donte why he launched Premier Auto Detailing & Wash, his response is simple. He started working in the car-washing and detailing industry—and while he was so thankful to have a job and took pride in what he was doing, he knew there was a better way to build a positive atmosphere for both clients and employees.

“When I came into this industry, I hated it. Employees were underpaid and managers treated their employees poorly. This created frustrated customers and poor quality. Something wasn't right,” says Donte.

Donte saw great opportunity and felt a calling to start his own small business to be the change he thought the auto detailing industry needed.

“In the midst of my complaint, I heard a small, still voice challenge me. What are you going to do about it, Donte? I said, give me an opportunity and I'll change this industry.

“Our business is built on two pillars, servanthood, and trust. Our team chooses to be here. This isn't just a job, it's a career. I don't want my employees asking, what am I doing here? But rather, what am I becoming here?”

Through his amazing efforts and the astounding impact of his small business, Donte has been selected as both Indiana’s Entrepreneur of the Year for 2021 and Indiana’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2022.

“From winning the Entrepreneur of the Year to meeting with the Governor and now to winning the National Small Business Person of the Year for Indiana, I’ve never forgotten that this accomplishment is the byproduct of having such an amazing support system!” says Donte.

"It's unbelievable. It's been unbelievable. Twenty years ago, I didn't even know what was going to be for my next meal. I remember not even having enough money to get gas in my vehicle to make it to work. And now, to be here, owning this facility, and have multiple businesses, it's unreal. I can't explain it.

“I couldn’t have done it without my family, employees, partners, managers, mentors, and those that gave me a chance. No one achieves anything alone! You all are terrific!” 

We are so thankful to have such a passionate leader in Donte, and we love to hear how he encourages his employees to become the best versions of themselves. His hard work and dedication have created an astounding business that continues to grow and impress his clients with his expertise and professionalism!

Premier’s mission is to create happiness through professional detailing, and our purpose is to exhibit a philosophy of servanthood! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or visit our website. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well!


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That's why, at Premier, you’ll get more than just exceptional service for your car.


You’ll drive away happy knowing you’re also valued and a huge part of supporting and celebrating others.

If you’re ready to restore, protect, or style your car—book an auto detailing service in Lafayette, Indiana or Kokomo, Indiana. Our professionally trained staff (and satisfaction guarantee) promise that you’ll be impressed with our attention to detail and blown away with the final results.

* There will be an additional charge of $50 for Iron Decontamination. If your vehicle has tar, overspray, or road paint on it, we will provide a custom quote for removal.

* Removing stains is an intricate service, and while we always try to do everything possible to remove stains, we cannot guarantee full stain removal. In the event a stain cannot be fully removed, we will try to attenuate it as much as possible.

* Headliners are extremely delicate. Excessive cleaning and wetting of the headliner can cause it to fail, so excessive soiling may not be able to be removed.

Pricing

Ceramic Wash, Clay, and Seal

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.

Pricing

Full Detail

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.

Pricing

Interior Detail

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.

*The paint polish is not intended to remove any deep paint defects. It is only intended to enhance gloss and deep clean the paint in preparation for the coating application. Additional paint correction services can be quoted at an additional charge.

Because we value you and your vehicle as much as you do, we recommend following a maintenance protocol after the initial curing time of your ceramic coatings application.

This maintenance plan will keep your warranty intact and allow you to enjoy a smooth, glass-like finish for years to come.

A professional hand wash—with a specialized ceramic coatings approved cleaning agent—is recommended every week to every other week. As a ceramic coatings VIP, you'll receive a $20 discount on all hand washes.

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Why is ceramic coating the most elite paint protection product on the market?

Premier ceramic coating offers nano-ceramic compounds that provide the maximum level of slickness, protection, and durability.

A normal clear coat has hardness between 2H and 4H. However, ceramic coatings have a hardness above 9H. This shield is the hardest paint coating on the market today and prevents minor scratches to your clearcoat and acts as a sacrificial layer.

Think of ceramic coatings as an additional clear coat layer, only a lot harder. All of this allows for more peace of mind and a fuller enjoyment of your vehicle, even in harsh environments.

Surface Scratches

UV Protection

Glass-Finish

No-Bond Surface

Self-Cleaning

Permanent Protection

* We protect all plastics, vinyl, leather, Alcantara, carpet, and upholstery to help repel dirt, dust, and stains. We do not coat interior glass as it will cause fogging issues.

* A new tint can be applied to driver and passenger windows to match other factory-tinted windows on SUVs and trucks.