Mike Phillips sounds like happy thunder.
His booming voice and seemingly endless supply of energy has been bringing people together for almost 30 years. They flock to his Men at Work Car Care Center - men seeking another chance through hard work after serving time in prison, customers seeking a flawless wash and wax for their cars, friends wanting to be neighborly and neighbors wanting to be friendly. All receive an overflowing dose of his contagious, positive, fast-paced spirit.
Phillips, with that voice and that energy, helps turn people, places and things around. Be that a former inmate who needs to learn pride in the value of their hard work, a car that looks only like a dirty shadow of itself, a building all but forgotten or just the passerby in a bad mood. Phillips and that energy, that contagious vibe, that voice is relentless in bringing about change for the better.
He’s recently moved the business for the third time, and the once-forgotten pieces of property where he set up shop have become valuable to developers. Now Phillips and the car care center have moved from downtown Raleigh out to the ragged fringe of Tryon Road between Raleigh and Garner.
Stop by and see Phillips and crew for an attitude adjustment for you and your car. Don’t worry, you’ll find them. Just listen. You’ll hear the happy thunder before you see the man.