This Spotlight originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of the 503. Magazine. Click here to read the entire edition online.

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S.C.A. Detailing Owner Matt McCurry and team host ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of their Stayton location.

For lifelong Salem resident Matt McCurry, being introduced to the world of carpet cleaning became the catalyst for discovering his passion for business growth and teamwork. This initial experience paved the way for him to seamlessly blend his profound love for cars with a flourishing career.

The inception of Second Chance Automotive, LLC in 2016 involved a spectrum of services, from vehicle repairs to meticulous detailing and restoration. Two years later, McCurry made a strategic decision to concentrate his efforts on the art of detailing and renamed his business S.C.A. Detailing, a move that showcased his commitment to specialization and vehicle care.

“Detailing has always been my passion,” McCurry said. “There is something therapeutic about permanently removing scratches from paint, and making a neglected car look brand new again.”

Driven to succeed in the automotive detailing field, S.C.A. is poised for expansion with additional locations on the horizon. Presently, McCurry is dedicated to delivering top-notch products and personalized service at reasonable prices at his two S.C.A. locations (1330 Hall St. NE in Salem and 615 E. Jefferson St., Unit B in Stayton). Focusing on vehicle protection through tailored solutions for cleaning, restoring, and safeguarding vehicles, S.C.A. processes are built around longevity with honesty and integrity at the core.

“This industry, unlike most, is filled with a large amount of do-it yourselfers who decided to take their hobby to the masses, like myself,” McCurry said. “But the massive difference that sets S.C.A. apart is the continuing education.”

Navigating the challenges of workforce dynamics is common for many businesses, including McCurry’s. Yet, his approach has led him to value the contribution of Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) graduates, who have brought a strong skill set to his shops.

“This is a very skilled trade with so many aspects to learn,” McCurry said. “We are constantly learning and improving. In this industry, new products are developed every day, so it is important to hire staff who understand and implement procedures based on basic chemistry and physics.”

Active participation in the Chamber has opened doors to meaningful connections with fellow business owners facing similar workforce challenges. McCurry recognizes the significance of these networking opportunities as he aims to establish S.C.A. Detailing as a household name.

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