Barry Blair lives his passion every day doing automobile cleanup & appearance under the umbrella of his own business. He began Busy B’s Auto Cleanup in August of 1992, nearly 27 years ago.
Blair, originally from Kentucky, grew up in Sweetser, IN, and graduated from Oak Hill High School. He had always worked in the auto industry since the age of 18, but wanted to try his hand at his own business. A mentor and friend he mentioned by the name of Pat Blaugher encouraged him to take that big step.
Blair purchased an old body shop Downtown Marion, at 117 E. 8th St., and put money into the building to fulfill needs for his shop. The shop still sits on the same corner of 8th & Adams, but his clientele come in from all over the state. How did he get widespread clientele? He explained it’s due to putting in a lot of work, doing daily labor himself while supervising his handful of employees, and even working long hours. He added it’s also important to have a good personality for the job.
“The clients are the reason I do it. I enjoy doing business with them, and I enjoy the job. I want to continue doing what I’m doing, and would like to see business grow even more,” said Blair.
He added, “I want people to drive Downtown, and see all the investments, and the energy. Things are getting better (Downtown).”
Busy B’s does vehicle washes, interior and exterior cleanup, complete auto detail, and even paint touchup in addition to other reappearance services.
Main Street Marion