Deric began his career in the automotive industry when he was 18 years old. Starting a mobile detailing business out of his car he experienced the satisfaction of being self-employed at an early age.
Automotive detailing progressed to automotive painting and by age 21 he opened his first mobile painting business, servicing multiple dealerships in the area. By age 25 he opened a brick and mortar body shop. A hail storm that year brought a storm chaser looking for a space to work. Observing him repair hail without paint and bondo immediately peaked Deric’s interest and his career in auto hail repair began.