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USFSP Students Open Mobile, Eco-Friendly Car Cleaning Service

Don't have time to wash your car? Citysleekers brings clean to you.

Citysleekers is a mobile car cleaning start-up business based out of St. Petersburg. For $25, a "clean freak" will bike to your car and clean it while you work, shop, eat or play.

"We transform every parking space into a clean car waiting to happen," says Nick Price, co-owner and CEO of Citysleekers.

Customers make a reservation online or by flagging down a sleeker on a bike. Citysleekers also works with large companies for bulk orders, like the Chi Chi Rodriguez Sports Complex, where clients get their cars washed while playing golf.

In addition to the convenience factor, the company is also eco-friendly. All of the products are organic-based, and all water used goes into the mixing of the solution so none is wasted.

"I’ve always had a passion for trying to give back to our planet because we take so much out of it that some things need to be given back," says Price.  

The company takes giving back a step further by donating to the production of wells. They also plan to recycle the microfibers used in the cleaning process to turn them into blankets and other items.

The idea was first generated by Price’s former business partner Evan Brady in a new venture creation course at USF St. Petersburg. The two shared a passion for cars and wanted to find a way to make the cleaning process quicker and more eco-friendly.

Price, an information systems management major, is now running the company and plans to do so for the long term.

The company serves the St. Petersburg and Clearwater area right now, and hopes to expand throughout Florida and eventually to other states.

Writer: Megan Hendricks
Source: Nick Price, Citysleekers

Read more articles by Megan Hendricks.

Megan Hendricks is a feature writer at 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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