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  • Writer's pictureTim Parmeter

National Guardsman Joins the Auto Detailing Army

We are excited to announce the newest owner of Grizzly Auto Detailing: Clayton King. An active member of the United States Army National Guard and a father of three young children, Clayton is excited about this opportunity to diversify his business portfolio while continuing his military career.

Who Is Clayton King?

Clayton has gained rich experience through his career in the military as a physician’s assistant, and he also holds quite a few degrees, including a doctorate in higher education and a master’s degree in physician’s assistant studies. Clayton loves taking care of patients and has appreciated the opportunities afforded to him by the National Guard.

He is committed to the values of logic, discipline, and perseverance – and while he has plenty of accomplishments to be proud of, Clayton values his family above all. He considers successfully raising his children one of his highest achievements.

Why Did Clayton Make a Career Change?

While Clayton loves his work in the U.S. military, he is also committed to building a solid financial future for himself and his family. He has already owned multiple businesses and currently operates several rental properties. With this wealth of experience, Clayton and his wife Ashley came to FranCoach looking for another venture to expand their business portfolio.

Clayton will be working on his Grizzly Auto Detailing business part-time, taking advantage of the franchisor’s attractive semi-absentee ownership model. He wanted an opportunity to have more control over his potential income, flexibility, and growth. Plus, he is excited to own a family business that his children and wife can also contribute to and take over one day.

Why Will Clayton Make a Great Franchise Owner?

Clayton worked with FranCoach’s Krista Lowe to find the franchise that was the perfect fit for him. Here’s what Krista has to say about why Clayton is sure to succeed:

“Clayton came in very discerning and asked great questions of each franchisor to discover which one was genuinely the best fit for him. He was able to identify great concerns and truly learn the answers to determine the right fit. I said to Clayton from the beginning that he would be a great franchisee. In franchising, you get a proven model and a proven business plan. If you follow what they say to a T, you’ll find success. Clayton will be so good at following the plan that he would be a great franchisee no matter what brand he picked. If there’s a good process in place, Clayton is diligent about following it and aiming to be the best at it.”

Why Did Clayton Choose Grizzly Auto Detailing?

Grizzly Auto Detailing is a brand founded on the premise of providing every customer with a reliable, top-quality car detailing experience – and that is a promise they follow through on every day. Grizzly offers a mobile app that allows its technicians to visit customers wherever they are, and it currently serves over 40 major U.S. cities.

It’s also worth noting that Grizzly is a business founded by veterans. With his own military background, Clayton felt right at home with Grizzly’s team. Plus, they supported the semi-absentee ownership model that Clayton was looking for, allowing him to continue his commitment to the National Guard as he begins growing his new business.

Clayton attended an in-person Meet the Team Day with his wife, and they built a strong connection with the Grizzly team. Their founders built a semi-absentee business while on active duty in the Middle East – and Clayton felt that if they could do it, he could too. He is excited to have found a partner who understands what it’s like to run a business as an active member of the military. The Grizzly team has seen it all, and Clayton is thrilled to join them.

Please join our team at FranCoach in congratulating Clayton King and wishing him luck as a new owner of Grizzly Auto Detailing.


The Benefits of Working With FranCoach

FranCoach is a national search firm dedicated to working with individuals who are interested in owning a franchise. We have partnered with over 600 of the top franchisors in the country, spanning nearly 70 industries.

Our goal with clients is to help them find the absolute best franchise for them to own. Our goal with our Franchising 101 podcast series is to help educate people on all aspects of franchise ownership.

Reach out to us to learn more about potentially becoming a franchise owner. There’s never any fee for our service, so why not take the first step today toward your better tomorrow?


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