The founder, Albert Shinn, began his career by developing successful preventive maintenance systems for Braniff Airlines, and later setting up similar innovative programs for United Airlines, Toyota, General Motors and Wal-Mart.
Mr. Shinn subsequently created a new business concept which utilized mobile lube units that could service fleets of trucks on site. Three years of industry travel and speaking before lube industry operators, chains, and independents led to his next innovation that served to revolutionize the fixed facility quick lube industry.
Increased construction cost and lengthy time to deliver traditional two and three bay quick lube centers resulted in a prohibitively high car count for profitability. This increased the risk of quick lube investments.
The pressures of overhead costs of lube center operations, as well as battling the rising costs of building construction, created a volatile working environment for owners and potential investors. At the same time, the industry’s evolution also led to demand for modification, such as basement pits and larger doors, as well as a more contemporary building appearance.
Mr. Shinn developed a modular lube center manufacturing process to create these cutting-edge, pre-engineered buildings, the first production modular lube centers in the industry. Shinn’s companies soon became the nation’s largest producers of modular lube centers in the 1990s. The success of these companies was based on its faster, more economical, and lower risk ways to building lube centers.
Mr. Shinn’s efforts then turned to leveraging his experience in the car wash industry, a market with close affinity to the modular lube center business that he helped define. He developed a revolutionary low-cost pre-engineered car wash building, which was built out of glass and aluminum. This represented the culmination of years of experience in building innovative, contemporary, and affordable buildings systems. As a former modular manufacturer, it is our opinion that pre-engineered buildings have the edge over other traditional building companies.
Albert Shinn continues to produce cutting-edge pre-engineered buildings. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Shinn at http://ShinnBuildings.com or (888) 889 9592.