June 30, 2022

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New automotive finish shop Pro Touch opens in Ashland

Dan Lawson, left, talks with Pro Touch's Dave Gisbon and Ryon Mays at the Pro Touch's open house for the new business on Thursday, May 5, 2022. TOM E. PUSKAR/TIMES-GAZETTE.COM

Dan Lawson, remaining, talks with Professional Touch’s Dave Gisbon and Ryon Mays at the Pro Touch’s open up house for the new organization on Thursday, May perhaps 5, 2022. TOM E. PUSKAR/Times-GAZETTE.COM

ASHLAND – An car detailing and little mend small business with ties to Wooster has opened a store in the town with ideas for more stores.

Professional Touch Car Defense, 2135 Claremont Ave., experienced its grand opening Thursday hosted by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce.

The detailing shop, co-owned by brothers Ron and Dan Nagy, held a tender opening in February.

Expert services include detailing, window tinting, paint defense and correction, rust proofing, and compact damage mend.

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It can be the next Pro Touch location soon after the unique in Wooster. The brothers are arranging on even more growth into Medina, Ron Nagy stated.

Brothers Mark and Ryon Mays began Professional Contact in 2008 in Wadsworth but then bought the business in January 2011, in accordance to Pro Touch’s website.

Ashland was picked for the Nagy brothers’ 1st growth due to the fact of the city’s organization-helpful tactic, explained Ron Nagy, who has 40 years in the automotive field, setting up out working with his father.

Professional Contact handles all sorts of motor vehicles

Dan Lawson, center, talks with Pro Touch's Dave Gisbon and Ryon Mays at the Pro Touch's open house for the new business on Thursday, May 5, 2022. TOM E. PUSKAR/TIMES-GAZETTE.COM

Dan Lawson, centre, talks with Pro Touch’s Dave Gisbon and Ryon Mays at the Pro Touch’s open up property for the new business on Thursday, May well 5, 2022. TOM E. PUSKAR/Moments-GAZETTE.COM

Pro Contact has 10 workers and has not experienced a difficult time acquiring them for its escalating workforce. Ron Nagy mentioned there has been a increase in fascination in the automotive mechanical do the job trades.

With inflation impacting most businesses, Pro Touch isn’t immune to it, with Ron Nagy noting the price tag of paint has gone up.

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It really is typical to see Teslas, pickups and Hondas coming via the garage, he explained.

Claremont Avenue revitalization continues

Mayor Matt Miller, Aaron Pauly, Ryan Marquette and Dan Lawson talk with Pro Touch's Dave Gibson and Mark Maysat the Pro Touch's open house for the new business on Thursday, May 5, 2022. TOM E. PUSKAR/TIMES-GAZETTE.COM

Mayor Matt Miller, Aaron Pauly, Ryan Marquette and Dan Lawson communicate with Professional Touch’s Dave Gibson and Mark Maysat the Pro Touch’s open up house for the new business on Thursday, May well 5, 2022. TOM E. PUSKAR/Instances-GAZETTE.COM

Mayor Matt Miller spoke at the grand opening.

“Claremont Avenue was the professional corridor in the metropolis of Ashland,” Miller mentioned.

Miller touched on revitalization endeavours of downtown Ashland and reviewed identical endeavours occurring alongside the Claremont strip.

Current projects contain the Claremont Avenue bridge substitute task, the up-and-coming Claremont Avenue re-paving, updates to Ashland’s hydropillar and the new Ashland County Dog’s Shelter.

“We’re so glad you found the working experience was simple here in Ashland County and which is exactly what we’re aiming to accomplish,” Miller said. “We want to make it the place where persons want to do organization.”

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This report initially appeared on Ashland Instances Gazette: New automotive detailing shop ‘Pro Touch’ opens in Ashland