As the detail manager at Royalty Exotic, Darren is focused on the cleanliness of the company's vehicles. It's a priority for many reasons. Helping maintain individual cars in Royalty Exotics' fleet is not only integral to the company's success, it helps foster increased satisfaction among customers.
"I am most passionate about retaining our exotic cars' value and keeping them shinier than the day we purchased them," Darren says. "I'm passionate about learning new things that can help me improve my overall knowledge and expand my craft."
Darren's dedication to his employment has prompted career advances. He was hired at Royalty Exotic as a car washer. He now manages the department that literally shines the brightest.
While integrity and perseverance have proven invaluable, Darren has also succeeded despite the oddity of being colorblind.
“That’s my biggest accomplishment,” Darren says. “I’m colorblind but I’m still able to do a paint corrects on a car.”
Darren also faces daily tasks that may not logically seem applicable go the exotic car industry. Unfortunately, some issues are commonplace.
“The problems I consistently fix at work are getting out a scratch on a door, removing gum stuck in the carpet, and other small love marks that customers sometimes unintentionally cause,” Darren says. “But how detailed the cars are is what I am most complimented on.”
When he’s not at work, Darren still appreciates cars. He drives a Honda S2000, and perhaps even still thinks about the Royalty Exotic fleet when he's scooping around town with friends or family.
“If I could do anything with my time, I would probably wax every car that we have,” he says. “Because the shiny shimmer leftover on the cars is very satisfying.”
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
At work, I am most passionate about retaining our exotic cars' value and keeping them shinier than the day we purchased them. Outside of work, I'm most passionate about learning new things that will help my craft at work, and new knowledge in general.
What would you do even if you didn't get paid to do it?
I would do random acts of kindness.
What are you surprisingly good at?
I am surprisingly really good at
What's the biggest proof that you're good at what you do?
The biggest proof that I am good at what I do is that I started this job as just a normal car washer and now I manage the car wash.
How long have you been working in your field?
What's your biggest accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment is being color blind but still being able to do a paint correction on a car.
What problems do you consistently solve at work?
The problems I consistently fix at work are getting out a scratch on a door, gum stuck in carpet, and other small love marks that customers sometimes unintentionally cause.
What are you complimented on most in your work?
I am most complimented on how organized I am and how detailed the cars are.
What do you like to do when you're not at work?
When I'm not at work, I like to relax with my friends and family or drive my s2000 around town.
What is your plan for your life after your time at royalty exotic cars?
If I leave Royalty one day, I plan to start another craft and add it to my skills for another chapter.
If you could do anything with your time and talent, what would you do and why?
If I could do anything with my time, I would probably wax every car that we have because the shiny shimmer leftover on the cars is very satisfying