Ziebart Sep 29, 2014
Ziebart International Corp., the global leader in automotive detailing, films and protection services, salutes franchise owner Brian O’Shaughnessey on the September 19 Grand Opening of his downtown Spokane Ziebart franchise.

SPOKANE, WA  –  Ziebart International Corp., the global leader in automotive detailingfilms and protection services, salutes franchise owner Brian O’Shaughnessey on the September 19 Grand Opening of his downtown Spokane Ziebart franchise.

“We are very excited about this Ziebart store, our location and the products and services we can offer our customers to keep their vehicles looking new – inside and out,” said O’Shaughnessey. “As the first Ziebart in the area, there is not a lot of name recognition so we have the challenge of introducing this great international brand to people in this area,” said the former Michigander, who has lived in the Spokane area for more than a decade.

“In the Midwest and East Coast the Ziebart name and reputation for excellent products and services is well known,” said O’Shaughnessey. “We are excited about bringing these great products to the West Coast and delivering excellent customer service.”  He said the company is booking clients since its soft opening in June about a week in advance. “A lot of people don’t fully know what we can do to help them protect their vehicles, so the level of business already is very encouraging.”

Brian and his wife, Karen, are co-owners of the Ziebart store located on West Riverside in the downtown area and adjacent to the Gonzaga University, where Karen is employed full-time.

“We have a building that has been totally renovated and designed to perform Professional Detailing, Rust Protection/Undercoating, Spray-On Bed-Liner, Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film and other services,” said O’Shaughnessey.  He said the 5,000 square-foot facility has the capacity to handle eight cars indoors at once for various product applications.

“This building, with a glass façade facing the street, is essentially brand new and we are very proud of our EnergyStar rating and energy efficiency with a new roof, insulation, overhead doors and a host of features that will demonstrate that we are here for the long haul to help our customers protect and preserve their cars,” O’Shaughnessey said.

“A lot of people are coming to us to detail and professionally clean their cars and SUV’s and are learning about Ziebart. We’re educating them on the great history of innovation in Ziebart products to protect and preserve vehicles. We have our own little university here educating people on Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection, Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film, Germ Defender® powered by Bioshield 75® and the many other products and services we can offer to them and their families.”

O’Shaughnessey, worked in the automotive parts, accessories, and service industry for 25 years before planning the Ziebart store some 18 months ago. O’Shaughnessy started his career in detailing and Rust Protection and eventually moved into parts and service management. The journey to become a licensed Ziebart franchise began 18 months ago and finding the perfect location was the greatest challenge.

“We were looking at buying product from Ziebart and the discussions turned to purchasing a franchise and we decided after thoroughly researching Ziebart that this was the way to go,” said O’Shaughnessey. “The stars were in alignment on this one, the building became available and it all came together.”

“We are really excited to be in this beautiful building on a main street in downtown Spokane,” said O’Shaughnessey. “I am confident that once people fully understand our scope of services and products we will be well on our way to being one of the busiest Ziebart stores in the country. Ziebart of Spokane is located on the corner of 3 West Riverside and 11 North Division and has operating hours 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday’s 9 am to 2 pm.  

The automotive center has a diversified product offering, including:

  • Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film, an optically clear but extremely tough protection for a vehicle’s most vulnerable areas to prevent paint chips from stones and road debris.
  • Z-Central® technology advanced interior and exterior auto detailing system
  • Diamond Gloss® Paint Protection, “the toughest paint protection on the planet”
  • Z-Liner® polyurethane spray-on bed liner bonds to a truck bed for permanent protection against damage and corrosion.
  • Ziebart’s exclusive undercoating, abrasion resistant and self-sealing to protect against small road debris. 
  • Ziebart total body rust protection, an upper body sealant that penetrates all upper body seams, joints and areas most vulnerable to corrosion along with undercoating.
  • Window tint, cut with our Z-Cutting System® to ensure all film will be cut to the exact specifications of a vehicles windows.
  • Remote start / alarms
  • Windshield chip repair

“People spend a lot of money on their cars, SUV’s and trucks,” said O’Shaughnessey. “Vehicles are a huge investment whether you lease or own. Our mission at Ziebart of Spokane is to give them choices to protect their vehicle and keep it looking like new for as long as they choose to drive it.”

Joining the O’Shaughnessey family for a September 19th Grand Opening weekend, will be Ziebart International Executives, including President, Daniel C. Baker, along with local dignitaries and representatives of Greater Spokane, Inc., a regional business promotion group that covers Spokane, North Idaho as well as parts of Montana and Alaska.

“This Grand Opening, in this new market of Spokane, is very important to all of us at Ziebart,” said President Daniel C. Baker. “We are re-introducing the Ziebart brand from coast-to-coast, our latest high-tech product Z-Shield® Paint Protection Film and we are opening new franchises in the USA and around the globe.  In addition, this marks the 55th Anniversary of Ziebart Corporation, so this new Spokane store is very exciting. We wish Brian and Karen great success in delivering quality Ziebart products and services to customers in Washington state.”

Ziebart International Corporation represents a global franchise network of vehicle appearance and protection services for over 55 years. Kurt Ziebart, the corporation’s late founder, rust protected his first vehicle in 1954 and established the business in Detroit, Michigan in 1959. The corporation currently operates 400 locations in 32 countries with over 800 processing centers worldwide. Ziebart is the world’s leading name in automotive services that protect, preserve and enhance the appearance of cars and trucks. For location information visit www.ziebart.com