Sharp Details President and CEO Jim Garland has authored “The Practical Guide to Exceptional Living,” a book designed to share some of the ideas and concepts that Garland used to start and grow Sharp Details, an aircraft detailing firm, from scratch to a business with annual sales of nearly $4 million and more than 50 employees. Morgan James Publishing will release the book in early 2010.
“This is a book that simply shares some of the concepts I have employed in growing my business as an entrepreneur and still managing to spend quality time with my family and friends,” said Garland. “These concepts have worked for me and my hope is that others will benefit from them as well.”
Garland is donating $2 from every pre-sale of his book to the Mark Victor Hansen Foundation. Hansen is the co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and started his foundation to fight poverty through education, entrepreneurship and literacy. Garland has launched a campaign to raise $10,000 for the foundation’s Text for Success program, which assists people in obtaining their GED through the use of modern-day technology. It advances literacy as a means of giving people an opportunity to achieve three imperatives: entrepreneurship, education and empowerment. For more information: MarkVictorHansenFoundation.org.
Sharp Details serves FBOs, corporate flight departments, charter operations and fractional companies from Raleigh, N.C., to Bridgeport, Conn. The company provides full-service aircraft cleaning and support services, including aircraft washing, brightwork polishing, waxing, interior cleaning, Xzilon paint protection, facility services and full-time in-house contract employees for corporate flight departments. Sharp Details was founded in 1994 and currently has base airport operations throughout the northeast including Richmond (RIC), Washington Dulles (IAD), Washington National (DCA), Wilmington, Delaware (ILG), White Plains, New York (HPN), Oxford-Waterbury, Connecticut (OXC) Bridgeport, Connecticut (BDR); and Teterboro, New Jersey (TEB). Sharp Details also offers mobile service at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Philadelphia Northeast Airport (PNE), Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN), Millville, NJ (MIV); Baltimore Washington International (BWI); Manassas (HEF); and Leesburg (JYO).
For more information: SharpDetails.com.