Header's Steve Huddleston...
Still Crazy After All These Years
AFTER MORE THAN THREE DECADES IN THE USED CAR BUSINESS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER CAN LOSE A LOT MORE THAN JUST HAIR!
If you ask around people seem to take a real liking to Steve Huddleston Sr. He’s well-mannered, somewhat soft-spoken, and gracious; and he always seems to find time for you. But there may be a hidden side that some of us don’t realize about Steve. He might just be crazy!
Huddleston admits sometimes he may fit into that category even if just a bit. “I don’t think I’m that insane but I do feel that when you’ve been running a small business as long as I have, you have to be a little crazy. The fact is, if you go into business for yourself, you have to be a little crazy, especially in today’s world with all of the government intervention and regulations. It makes being a small business nearly impossible.”
Huddleston started his company Header’s Car Care in 1984. He opened what he refers to as “a little shop” in Clay Township. He began his venture by focusing on car care. He offered auto detailing, window tinting and even automotive upholstery; mostly for the “new car dealers” in the market. Huddleston reflects on his decision to start his own business. “I realized a void in the market and I thought that I might be able to fill it. Plus, I was in desperate need of cash and didn’t really want to work for anyone else. I thought, okay, what are my options? And that’s when I decided to jump in and go for it.”